Following the amazing critical and financial success from Spider-Man: No Way Home, Sony Pictures continues working to expand its own cache of Spider-Man movies outside of the MCU.  

Before the critical and financial letdown from Morbius and ahead of Madame Web and Kraven the Hunter, this venture started with Tom Hardy’s Venom movies in 2018 and 2021. 

Hardy's first outing as Eddie Brock and his symbiotic alien best friend shocked the world, earning more than $850 million at the global box office along with an 81% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.  

Three years later, Venom: Let There Be Carnage helped bring the global box office back to prominence with a $90 million opening weekend haul, the best non-No Way Home total of the year. 

At CinemaCon 2022, via Variety, Sony Pictures announced that they have officially greenlit the development of a third Venom movie. 

. No other official information about the threequel was made available, including its cast or expected release date. 

Even for all the negatives that came along with them, Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage earned a reasonable amount of success amongst fans and critics alike.  

With over $1.3 billion in combined box office revenue and more positive reviews than other Sony entries, this franchise is helping keep the Spider-Man universe profitable for the time being.