Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a role in 'Venom 3'.
The 45-year-old actor has joined the cast of the upcoming Sony and Marvel superhero movie and will be starring alongside Tom Hardy, who returns as the title character. Franchise writer Kelly Marcel will direct the latest 'Venom' movie and Juno Temple has also been cast.
Details about the film's plot are unknown - aside from Hardy reprising his role as Eddie Brock aka Venom - and it's not clear who Chiwetel will play in the blockbuster. Marcel is currently working on a screenplay based on a story she wrote with Hardy. It's also unknown if characters from previous films will join Hardy, or if stars from the Sony Pictures Universe or the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will star in the film.
Ejiofor has experience in the superhero genre, having played the role of Karl Mordo in the MCU film 'Doctor Strange' and its sequel 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'. Tom had previously hinted that the 'Venom' story would be a trilogy. The 'Inception' star said: "These things usually come in threes. If there's going to be a new one - and that depends heavily on the success of each individual film, so they can't be counted on ever happening again - each one has to be like it's the last. But I think it's really important when you go into something and think that one, two and three are the same. Same story, same movie. So you don't surprise yourself when you suddenly have to create a third out of nothing.”