Sony Is Deeply Unserious, Calling Venom 3 ‘Venom: The Last Dance’

Venom 3 will reportedly be titled 'Venom: The Last Dance,' which is deeply unserious.

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We’re on a roll now with Sony and these dumbass Spider-verse movies. They had something going back in 2018 with the fun-kind-of-campy Venom. I can remember seeing that movie and thinking, “okay, they’re clearly going to build this whole Spider-verse around this character, but I think it can work.” Then, the very next effort was Venom: Let Their Be Carnage, and I remember thinking, “okay, this wasn’t as good, and I’m kind of nervous about the direction of this thing, but I’m still in for now..” The bottom has since fallen out with 2022’s Morbius, which was hot garbage, and 2024’s Madame Web, which feels like it was written by AI.

This thing is fully off the rails at this point. We’ve talked about it a couple of times on The Vick’s Flicks Podcast, but it just feels like little more than hubris at this point….as if Sony just blatantly thinks that if characters are associated with Spider-Man, they’ll make money no matter what. They seem to have forgotten the core principle that you still have to make good movies. Audiences didn’t bother with Madame Web – the box office numbers show that. And, the people who did see it trashed it. We have Kraven The Hunter coming out in August, which has some promise because of the attachment of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Russell Crowe. But, do we ultimately have any belief in that movie at all? I don’t. Not anymore. Not after everything

What a stupid idea. This is borderline laughable. It’s like they’re not even trying anymore. Venom: The Last Dance sounds like a skit from SNL. OF COURSE the first thing that the internet is going to do is bring up the Michael Jordan documentary. Twitter was flooded with MJ memes yesterday, and it was awesome for those of us who love watching people do dumb shit and get reamed for it. But, this feels so lazy. What was that creative meeting like? “The Last Dance” had to have been the first thing someone brought up, and the rest of the team was just like “yeah, that’s it – that’s the one. That’ll do!” Unless Michael Jordan and/or literal dancing is involved, I just don’t think the decision is very inspired and it certainly doesn’t make me feel better about seeing this movie in October.

This whole Spider-verse had some real potential with Tom Hardy’s Venom at the center of it. I wrote back in 2018 that I could totally see him being Sony’s version of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. I don’t think the movie was as good as 2008’s Iron Man, but I thought the potential was there. Careless handling of these characters and lazy storytelling have gotten us here six years later. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if Sony is going to retain the rights to these characters, they could stand to reboot this whole thing. Just start from scratch and do what Marvel did early on – focus on making one good movie at a time.

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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