Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Tom Hardy in Venom 3, the upcoming sequel for the Sony/Marvel franchise.
Deadline reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor has signed on to star in Venom 3 alongside Tom Hardy.
There’s no word on who Chiwetel Ejiofor will be playing in Venom 3, but the actor is no stranger to comic-book movies. He played Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) is also set to star in Venom 3.
According to Tom Hardy, pre-production on Venom 3 began in February. Kelly Marcel, who wrote Venom: Let There Be Carnage and co-wrote the first film with Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, will take over directing duties for Venom 3. She also wrote the screenplay based on a story she developed with Tom Hardy.
Ruben Fleischer helmed the first Venom movie, while Andy Serkis took the reins for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Although Serkis was down to return for Venom 3, he wound up being too busy with his other projects. “I’ve got so many projects that I was just about to [work on],like’Animal Farm‘ par exemple,” Serkis said. “We were just about to go into production with that, and then we delayed as ‘Venom‘came up. I really have to be very on top of the ones that I’ve been building to do for such a long time. But I’m really delighted that Kelly’s doing that. She’s so in control of that material with Tom. The pair of them are such a great team to work with. I’m really excited to see what they’re going to come up with.“
In addition to Venom 3Chiwetel Ejiofor has several upcoming projects, including The Old Guard 2. The sequel to the hit Netflix action movie stars Charlize Theron as Andy, the leader of a team of immortal warriors. The film doesn’t have an official release date yet, but it expected to debut on Netflix later this year. Ejiofor also starred in Showtime’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, a limited series based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis and a sequel to the 1976 movie starring David Bowie.
Who do you hope Chiwetel Ejiofor plays in Venom 3?