Juno Temple in 'Ted Lasso,' now streaming on Apple TV+.

Juno Temple in 'Ted Lasso,' now streaming on Apple TV+.

Would you swap the comfy hugs and aphorisms of ‘Ted Lasso’ for the potential terror and loss of life you risk when you appear in a ‘Venom’ movie? Juno Temple doesn’t really have a choice, since the Apple TV+ series is –– at least as far as anyone will say –– ending with its current third season and Temple has to keep her career expanding.

The actor, who plays the upbeat Keeley Jones on ‘Lasso’, is, according to Deadline, now making a deal to appear in 'Venom 3,' which will see Tom Hardy back as down-on-his-luck, scruffy journalist Eddie Brock and (thanks to voice work and lots of CGI) the alien symbiote that shares his body

Venom: The Last Dance

"'Til death do they part."
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Eddie and Venom are on the run. Hunted by both of their worlds and with the net closing in, the duo are forced into a devastating decision that will bring the curtains... Read the Plot

What’s the story of ‘Venom’ so far?

Launching in 2018 with the first movie, ‘Venom’ sees Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist struggling to keep his career afloat and hang on to his crumbling social life.

His world is already falling apart before he’s accidentally infected with the alien symbiote, which takes over his body and causes him to become a violent creature that is only too happy to eat people.

Eddie eventually forges an unlikely partnership with the creature that shares his body, and they end up fighting evil (and occasionally, yes, still eating people) together.

Though the original ‘Venom’, directed by ‘Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer, scored some awful reviews, it was a big box office hit, earning more than $850 million dollars.

So of course, Sony commissioned a sequel, which saw Marcel and Hardy working together to write the script (they’d taken over from previous writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg on the first movie, sharing credit that time).

2021’s ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ saw actor-turned-director Andy Serkis taking over the director’s chair, with Eddie and Venom facing off against violent, psychopathic serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who merges with another symbiote and becomes the terrifying monster known as Carnage.

It was another blend of less-than-enthusiastic reviews but still healthy box office, ending up with a little over $500 million.

Director Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy on the set of 2021's 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage.'

(L to R) Director Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy on the set of 2021's 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage.'

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Who is making ‘Venom 3’?

Details are mostly scarce on the new ‘Venom’ outing, especially in regard to the story. Obviously there will be more chaos from Eddie/Venom, and a big new threat for him to face. Expect some of the usual hand (tentacle?) wringing about whether he’s an antihero or a slavering, sarcastic alien beast, and probably some of the comedy for which the franchise has been known so far.

Kelly Marcel, a long-time friend/collaborator of Hardy and the screenwriter of movies such as ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, the first ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ (and a Story By credit on Disney’s ‘Cruella’), worked on the script for the first movie, then wrote the script for the second.

For the third, she’s stepping up to direct, which might seem like a daunting task, but we’ll wait and see how it works out. There’s no release date on the books yet for ‘Venom 3’.

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Venom in 2021's 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage.'

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Venom in 2021's 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage.'

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