VENOM 3 Lands Writer and Director Kelly Marcel

Sony's VENOM franchise may not be your cup of tea but in the worldwide box office there are plenty of moviegoer fans. The franchise's first two film have grossed a combined $1.36 billion in the worldwide box office.

So, of course, Sony will continue the franchise as Deadline is reporting the threequel now has its writer and director, who is very familiar with this franchise.

"After writing and producing the first two Venom films, Kelly Marcel is ready to make the jump into the director’s chair as sources tell Deadline she is set to direct Marvel and Sony Pictures’ Venom 3 starring Tom Hardy. Marcel and Hardy will also produce with Marcel writing the screenplay from a story by Marcel and Hardy. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, and Hutch Parker are also producing."

No release date has been set by Sony for VENOM 3 at the time this was published.