We already knew Earth wasn’t the only game in town in the Venom cinematic universe. But buckle up because “Venom: The Last Dance” is throwing us headfirst into an intergalactic smackdown with its first trailer out. The symbiote’s kinfolk are coming to Earth, and judging by the early intel, they’re not here for a friendly neighborhood barbecue.

While the plot specifics might be under wraps, one thing’s for sure: watching Tom Hardy banter with himself as both Eddie Brock and Venom is pure entertainment. This time around, they’re joined by a new cast: Keeley Hawes as a mysterious scientist and Chiwetel Ejiofor as a military man, both desperately trying to keep the truth about alien life under wraps. But with Venom’s homeworld setting its sights on Earth, keeping a lid on things is about to get a whole lot messier.

Who is in the cast of ‘Venom: The Last Dance’?

  • Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock / Venom: The investigative journalist bonded to the alien symbiote Venom.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor joins the cast as a mysterious military soldier tasked with capturing Venom.
  • Juno Temple takes on the role of a scientist with unknown motives, but with a keen interest in Venom.
  • Rhys Ifans reprises an undisclosed role from the previous Venom films.
  • Peggy Lu returns as the friendly neighborhood Mrs. Chen, owner of the convenience store Brock frequents.
  • Stephen Graham portrays Patrick Mulligan, a detective who previously bonded with the symbiote Toxin.
  • Clark Backo is cast in a currently undisclosed role.
  • Cristo Fernández makes a cameo as the same bartender from Sony’s MCU film Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

What do we know about the plot (so far)?

Venom: The Last Dance throws Eddie Brock and Venom into a desperate fight for survival. The official synopsis reveals a grim situation: hunted by both humanity and possibly their own species, Eddie and Venom are forced to make a heart-wrenching decision that will mark the end of their unique partnership. This film serves as the final chapter in the Venom trilogy.

Beyond the core plot, several details add intrigue. New cast members like Chiwetel Ejiofor, portraying a military foe, and Juno Temple as an inquisitive scientist, hint at the expanding threats Eddie and Venom face. Familiar faces also return, including Peggy Lu as Mrs. Chen, Stephen Graham reprising his role as Toxin-bonded Patrick Mulligan, and even a cameo from the bartender from Spider-Man: No Way Home. Venom: The Last Dance, as the fifth installment in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, might also tease connections to that larger web of characters.

What is the age rating for ‘Venom: The Last Dance’?

Venom: The Last Dance has not yet received an official rating but is expected to be rated R.

This is a departure from the previous two Venom movies, which were rated PG-13. The decision to go for an R rating is likely influenced by the success of the R-rated Deadpool films and the fact that the filmmakers were given more creative freedom for this final installment.

Venom: The Last Dance Trailer Breakdown:

Sony Pictures release the trailer and from the looks of it, there’s a lot to unpack. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself:

MCU Connection Confirmed? Eagle-eyed fans spotted Eddie Brock rocking the same clothes he wore in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Could this be a hint that the movie will finally bridge the gap between Sony’s Venomverse and the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Symbiote Shenanigans: Remember the symbiote piece left behind in the MCU? The trailer reveals its fate, and it seems it has a direct connection to the events in Venom: The Last Dance. Is this a potential way for the symbiote hive mind to spread or even a way for Venom to find his way back to the MCU?

Symbiote Slaughter: The trailer isn’t shy about the action. We see Eddie facing off against what appear to be new and captured symbiotes. But that’s not all! There’s also a monstrous creature that seems specifically designed to take down symbiotes. Will Venom have to team up with his “prey” to survive this new threat?

With an expected R-rating and what seems like a darker, more brutal story, Venom: The Last Dance promises to be a thrilling conclusion to Sony’s Venom trilogy.

Who is the villain in the ‘Venom: The Last Dance’?

The first trailer for Venom: The Last Dance revealed a new villain – Toxin, another symbiote like Venom, but with a complex comic book history. Here’s a breakdown:

Who is Toxin?

  • Toxin is a symbiote introduced in the Marvel Comics universe in 2004.
  • He’s the “offspring” of the villainous Carnage, making him the third major symbiote.

Toxin’s Comic Book Journey:

  1. Birth and Rejection: Carnage, a symbiote spawned by Venom, creates Toxin. However, Carnage finds Toxin too weak and unstable and abandons him.
  2. Heroic Beginnings: Toxin bonds with Patrick Mulligan, a New York City police officer. Initially, Patrick uses Toxin for good, fighting crime.
  3. Tragedy and Experimentation: Patrick is killed by Blackheart, a villainous entity. With no host, Toxin is captured and experimented on.
  4. Forced Union: Eddie Brock, the original Venom host, is forcefully bonded with Toxin, turning him into a villain.

Toxin in Venom: The Last Dance – What We Know (so far)

  • The trailer hints at Toxin’s presence through Stephen Graham’s character. Closed captions identify him as “Toxin” during dialogue.
  • Toxin appears to be a villain alongside other antagonists like Dr. Payne and an unknown character played by Chiwetel Ejiofor.
  • Unlike the comics, Toxin seems to still be bonded with Patrick Mulligan, a police officer, when captured.
  • It’s unclear if this Toxin ever had a heroic phase like his comic counterpart, but a villainous turn is likely.

Unanswered Questions:

  • How did Toxin become a villain in the movie?
  • Did Patrick Mulligan ever have control of Toxin?
  • Will the movie explore Toxin’s origin story?

The trailer offers a glimpse of Toxin, but leaves much to be discovered. We’ll have to wait for the film’s release to see how this complex symbiote villain plays out in Venom: The Last Dance.

Where to Stream ‘Venom: The Last Dance’?

Typically, all Sony releases end up on Netflix 5-6 months after they are released in a movie theatre. So, if the film releases in October, you can expect to stream Venom: The Last Dance by March/April 2025. However, Madame Web arrived almost 60 days after its release on Netflix. So, the streaming window is becoming lesser and lesser with each release. Let’s wait and find out.

Venom: The Last Dance Hits movie theatres on October 25, 2024.

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