Tom Hardy Teases Man-Wolf as Venom’s Next Adversary in ‘Venom 3’

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By Iron Man

Tom Hardy, known for his portrayal of Eddie Brock/Venom, recently ignited excitement among fans with an image featuring him roaring at a werewolf-like creature.

Sony Pictures is undergoing a transformative shift in its approach to the “Venom-verse” with the recent release of the Kraven the Hunter teaser trailer. The studio aims to create a Spidey “Villain-verse” by incorporating various iconic adversaries of Marvel’s beloved web-slinger. This strategic repositioning has sparked speculation among fans about the possibility of a collaboration between these villains, with the upcoming Venom 3 expected to serve as the linchpin that ties them together.

Tom Hardy’s Cryptic Tease

Tom Hardy, acclaimed for his portrayal of Eddie Brock/Venom, has set social media ablaze with a captivating black-and-white image. In the photo, Hardy can be seen roaring at a creature bearing a striking resemblance to a werewolf. Accompanying the image is Hardy’s enigmatic caption consisting of the letters “V3,” along with flame, 100%, and heart emojis.

The cryptic post has ignited fervent discussions among Marvel enthusiasts, leading them to speculate that this lupine entity may emerge as Venom’s formidable new adversary in the highly anticipated third installment.


Unveiling Man-Wolf, a Marvel Comics Creation

Man-Wolf, created by Marvel legends Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas, first appeared in the 124th issue of Spider-Man in 1973 and had his own feature in Creatures on the Loose #30-37 (1974-1975). The character is the son of J. Jonah Jameson and becomes a monstrous wolf-like creature during full moons after being exposed to a mystical stone he found during a moon-landing mission.

Challenges of Incorporating Man-Wolf into the Venom-Verse

Introducing Man-Wolf into the Venomverse presents some storytelling challenges. In the first Venom film (2018), astronaut John Jameson, who could potentially become Man-Wolf, was killed during a symbiote bonding attempt. To maintain continuity, the writers would need to address this discrepancy or potentially retcon the story they have established.

Sony’s Spider-Man Success and Ongoing Spider-Verse Expansion

Sony Pictures has enjoyed tremendous success with the Spider-Man franchise over the past two decades. Since acquiring the film rights in 1998, Sony has released numerous live-action and animated Spider-Man films, grossing around $10 billion at the box office. While their success continues, Sony faces the challenge of creating profitable Spider-verse films to retain the rights to intellectual property. However, their attempts to expand the universe without proper connectivity between films may risk losing viewer interest.

Venom 3 Release Date and Potential Production Delay

Venom 3 is currently scheduled for release in October 2024. However, like many other productions, it may face delays due to the ongoing Actors’ strike. The exact impact on the film’s release remains uncertain, but fans eagerly anticipate the next installment in the Venom series.

With Tom Hardy’s tantalizing tease and the potential introduction of Man-Wolf, Venom 3 promises an exciting chapter in the Venom verse. Sony’s efforts to create a cohesive Spider-Man Villain-verse will be put to the test as they navigate the challenge of connecting diverse characters from the Marvel universe.

As fans eagerly await Venom’s clash with his newest adversary, the future of Sony’s Spider-verse hangs in the balance, relying on compelling storytelling and maintaining continuity to keep viewers engaged.