Tom Hardy, the lead actor portraying the title character in the Venom franchise, announced via social media that production for the third and final installment of Venom has resumed after the 118-day actors strike that concluded on November 8.
In an Instagram post featuring a photo of himself alongside director Kelly Marcel and stunt double Jacob Tomuri, Hardy shared the news, expressing gratitude for the return to shooting. He conveyed his appreciation for the exciting journey of creating the film, emphasizing the challenges that come with the job but highlighting the joy of working on material he truly loves with an exceptional team.
Hardy expressed immense gratitude to the various teams involved, praising the cast, crew, friends, and family for their contributions and dedication to the Venom franchise. He specifically acknowledged director Kelly Marcel, his writing partner and close friend, commending her directorial prowess and leadership on the project.
Addressing his friend and stunt double Jacob Tomuri, Hardy lauded Tomuri’s dedication and contributions to the film, affectionately referring to him as his “face plant chief operator.”
Venom 3 had originally commenced filming in Spain in late June, with Kelly Marcel serving as the writer and production being halted due to the actors strike in July. Newcomers to the franchise include actors Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Initially slated for a release on July 12, 2024, Venom 3’s release date was pushed back to November 8, 2024, following the strike’s conclusion, allowing additional time for the film to complete its shooting and postproduction.