Venom 3

Venom 3, New Ghostbusters Announced

Sony Pictures has announced new entries in some of its most storied franchises. At CinemaCon today, the studio revealed that a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife is in production, alongside a third entry in the Spider-Man spin-off series, Venom.

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According to Variety, the reveal of these two new films came as part of a sizzle reel of upcoming movies including The Equalizer 3, Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and fellow Spider-Man universe film Kraven the Hunter. As might be expected, then, no real details about either are available as yet.

It can be safely assumed that Tom Hardy will return as Eddie Brock in Venom 3, and it will be interesting to see how far the film dives into the multiverse and its connection to the MCU after both Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home included post-credit references to each other, not to mention how it fits into Sony’s broader Spiderverse ambitions.

The direction of the new Ghostbusters is perhaps less clear, as last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife was the second attempt at a reboot in five years. The rapid turn-around does suggest, however, that we may be looking at a direct sequel, continuing to chase the success of the original films.

No release window for either of these new films was announced.


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