Ted Lasso star, Juno Temple, is joining Sony Pictures Entertainment’s third installment of its highly successful comic book film adaptation series, Venom.
This report is courtesy of Deadline, which also revealed that Tom Hardy will reprise his role as the titular character. However, the publication could not provide any detail on who Temple will be playing. Also, it couldn’t provide information on any other cast members.
Kelly Marcel, who wrote the screenplay for Venom’s second installment and was a contributor to the first, will pen Venom 3’s screenplay based on a story she conceived with Hardy. Marcel will also sit in the director’s chair for Venom 3 in what will be her directorial debut. Marcel will also serve as one of the producers, alongside Hardy, Avi Arad, Hutch Parker, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal.
Temple has starred in several blockbuster movies like Maleficent, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl, and The Dark Knight Rises. However, her role as Keeley Jones, an ambitious model who leads the marketing and public relations department of the fictitious English football team, AFC Richmond, in Ted Lasso is probably her most successful to date. For her performance, she received two Emmy Awards nominations and three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, among others.
Prior to being cast in Venom 3, Temple was cast as one of the lead characters in the fifth installment of the critically and commercially successful Noah Hawley black comedy television series Fargo, which will soon wrap up filming. She will star as Dorothy Lyon, alongside Jon Hamm’s Sheriff Roy Tillman and Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Lorraine Lyon.
Details about Venom 3 are currently under wraps, including the plot. Although unconfirmed, reports emerged last year that the character will take on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man character. If true, that showdown could be the story of Venom 3.
While it was a box office success, Sony and Marvel executives will hope Venom 3 performs significantly better than Venom 2’s box office gross. The film earned a little over $500 million, which is over $300 million less than the first film.
In other Sony’s Spider-Man Universe news, back in February, Marvel boss Kevin Feige revealed that the studio has big ideas for a fourth Spider-Man film and that writers are already penning the film’s script. Also, the Spider-Man spinoff Madame Web finished filming in January ahead of its release on February 16, 2024, according to one of the cinematographers Duane Charles Manwiller.
Hardy revealed in February that Venom 3 is currently in pre-production. At the moment, there doesn't appear to be any change to this status. In that light, there is currently no known release date for the film.