The future of Venom on the big screen isn’t rolling down the street like a turd in the wind, because some exciting things are happening behind the scenes for the third installment. The latest news on the street about Tom Hardy’s third outing as Eddie Brock and his slimy symbiote partner is a new cast member, notably from Ted Lasso, making her debut in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
It’s Juno Temple who is apparently in negotiations to star in Venom 3 alongside Tom Hardy, per Deadline. The report is the first we’ve heard of casting from the Marvel/Sony movie as the movie continues to go through pre-production.
Venom 3 is being made from a script written by Kelly Marcel and Tom Hardy, who’ve worked closely together on the other two Venom movies. Marcel was also tapped as the Venom 3 director in October, which will be her first time directing a feature film. Among Marcel’s other writing credits are Saving Mr. Banks and Cruella.
Temple is best known for starring in one of Apple TV+’s best TV shows, Ted Lasso, where she plays Keeley Jones, a model-turned-PR consultant for the fictional soccer club AFC Richmond. She has been nominated for two Emmys for the supporting role.
The British actress has been a working actress for over 20 years, finding an early role in 2007’s Atonement alongside Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Other notable Juno Temple movies and TV shows include her stint in the Fargo series, starring in the Paramount+ The Godfather origin series The Offer and being part of both Maleficent movies.
With Juno Temple being the first new actor to join Venom 3, we’d imagine she found herself a sizable role in the upcoming movie. Some comic book fans are speculating she may take on the role of supervillain Scream, who is a symbiote of another name, like Venom. For the time being, it’s much too early to know for sure what the actress will play in the superhero sequel because there’s just not enough information about the plans for Venom 3 to determine this.
2018’s Venom was Sony’s first Spider-Man spinoff without the friendly neighborhood superhero himself, and the studio is currently focusing on telling more stories from the comics without Peter Parker. Venom was a massive hit, scoring a place in the top ten grossing movies worldwide with $856 million under its belt. 2021’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage also made bank at a time when Hollywood was recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, coming in the top 10 as well with $506 million worldwide.
Regarding the future Sony’s Spider-Man Universe movies announced for the future, Venom 3 is the only title in production without a release date for now. Ahead of the return of Eddie Brock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson will star in Kraven the Hunter, coming this fall; Bad Bunny’s El Muerto movie is scheduled for January 2024; and a Madame Web film led by Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney and Emma Roberts is coming in February 2024.
We’ll keep you posted on more Venom 3 updates. Until then, check out Juno Temple in Ted Lasso with an Apple TV+ subscription.