ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Cinematographer Joins VENOM 3 As Director Of Photography (2023)

Venom 3 has just added another impressive addition to its crew, with Zack Snyder's Justice League Director of Photography Fabian Wagner set to shoot the highly anticipated threequel. Read on for details...

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Justice League/Zack Snyder's Justice Leaguecinematographer Fabian Wagner will shoot Venom 3 for director Kelly Marcel.

The threequel is set to begin shooting in the UK next month, though very little has been revealed about what we can expect from the Venom: Let There Be Carnage follow-up. That movie ended with Cletus Kasady's demise but set the stage for Toxin to target Eddie Brock. However, there's been no word about Stephen Graham possibly reprising his role as Detective Patrick Mulligan.

Ted Lasso star Juno Temple has nabbed a lead role, though, as has Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness starChiwetel Ejiofor. Rumours persist that Loki's Owen Wilson will reprise his role as Mobius M. Mobius, but we've since learned he passed on the character who Ejiofor is playing.

Wagner's past credits include Game of Thrones, a series he received an Emmy nomination for after shooting the "Battle of the Bastards" episode.

He's no newcomer to the Venom franchise, however, after being credited as an additional cinematographer on Venom: Let There Be Carnage. That movie's main director of photography wasRobert Richardson, whileMatthew Libatique worked on 2018's Venom.

Tom Hardy returns as Eddie in Venom 3 but also co-wrote the story with Marcel before she penned the screenplay.

Venom 3 is expected to be released in theaters sometime in 2024.

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thinkChiwetel Ejiofor could be playing in Venom 3!

7.Karl Malus

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It's fair to say we were all surprised when Cletus Kasady was killed off at the end of the latest movie. While it looks like Venom has devoured his offspring, we think there's a good chance the twisted symbiote will return in this threequel.

In the comics, the superpowered-obsessed Dr. Karlin Malus was exposed to the Carnage symbiote and became an even deadlier version of that villain.

Not only would this put a new spin on the largely wasted character, but it would see Eddie Brock forced to test his mettle against an intellectual superior who likely has a bigger endgame than just killing people.Ejiofor could bring some pathos to this new Carnage,makinghim so much more than just another lunatic.

6. Sin-Eater

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Sin-Eater wasa police detective with major personality issues. He became a serial killer whoquotedthe Bible, justifying his murders as God's will. Eddie attempted to take him down as a journalist, but was fooled by a copycat, and saw his career ruined, as a result(partly thanks to Spider-Man).

There are a lot of interesting ways for this to be adapted as it could play into Eddie'sown religious beliefs, while Sin-Eater seems like an ideal foe to pit a "Lethal Protector" against.

We'd love to see the sort of maniaEjiofor could bring to a psychopathic villain like this one. The fact he's tied to the police would obviously open the door to Detective Patrick Mulligan returning, presumably as Toxin this time.

5.Stewart Ward

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Senator Stewart Ward was introducedin the 1990s and aligned with HYDRA. However, when some of Spider-Man's villains learned of his true nature - and the fact that he'd been infected with an alien virus - they attempted to extort him and the villain later squared off with both Spidey and Venom.

If that all sounds a bit convoluted and crappy, it's because it was. But a United States Senator with an alien side could work well here, especially if he's actually serving the Symbiotes and uses his influence to send a group like The Jury after Venom at their request.

There's a duality here that we're sureEjiofor could sink his teeth into as an actor, and bringing another alien to Earth feels like a fitting direction for this franchise.


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We've covered a lot of villains here, but there's always a chance the actor is going to be an ally to Venom in this upcoming threequel.

Eddie Brock became Anti-Venom when both he and the symbiote crossed paths with Mr. Negative. Thanks to his newfound powers, this symbiotecould destroy others like himwith just a touch,merging him with Agent Venom could also result in a fun new protagonist for these movies to make use of.

This may hinge on who the movie's main villain actually is; we'd like to think the plan is to end the trilogy on a slightly more epic note than its predecessors, but the franchise has always been surprisingly low-key. There's definite potential for Anti-Venom on screen, though.

3.General Orwell Taylor

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Based on Venom 3's working title,General Orwell Taylor and The Jury seem like very likely possibility when it comes to this movie's main antagonist.

Led by General Orwell Taylor, this group existed solely to take out Venom, with each member of The Jury outfitted in powerful armoured suits and tech based on Tony Stark's designs. Taylor isn't the most exciting villain, so it would be down toEjiofor to do something exciting and interesting with this bureaucratic.

Throw in the fact that they had sonic blasters and flamethrowers, and it's not hard to imagine the government tasking this clandestine group with taking out an apparent threat like Venom. Remember, his existence appears to have been exposed to the world he calls home, hence why he's now in hiding.


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Knull, a.k.a. The King in Black, isthe God of the Symbiotes and the ancient being responsible for their creation. His inclusion here likelydepends on how much Sony wants to delve into their origin story and whether they'll finallutake this franchise down a more sci-fi route.

It's a shame thatVenom: Let There Be Carnagedidn't spend a little more time exploring the alien's history, though the post-credits sceneat least hinted that there are countless Symbiotes all connected through some sort of hive-mind.

Eddie's trip to Earth-616 in Spider-Man: No Way Home might have just been enough to reawaken Knull and, for a villain this formidable, you need a powerhouse performer. That's where the Doctor Strange star would come in and we have no trouble picturing him doing the biggest of bads justice in Venom 3.

1. Baron Mordo

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We'll admit that it's unlikely, butEjiofor playing a Baron Mordo Variant is a possibility that has to be on the table given recent Multiverse shenanigans.

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures will continue sharing Spider-Man moving forward, and it may well mean Kevin Feige has agreed to share a villain who is, if we're being honest, probably only one of the MCU's C-List threats. After Venom's trip between realities, though, he may become Mordo's target!

The Doctor Strange villain clashed with Venom in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, so there's at least some history there Venom 3 can now build on. This would obviously be a Mordo Variant, but pitting the alien against magic could make for a fun movie...and set the stage for Venom to appear in Avengers: Secret Wars!

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