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Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Cast of Venom 3

May 16, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Doctor Strange Chiwetel Ejiofor Image Credit: Marvel Studios

Chiwetel Ejiofor has moved from the MCU proper to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, signing on for a role in Venom 3. Deadline reports that Ejiofor, who played Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, has closed a deal to co-star with Tom Hardy in the third Venom film.

It is not yet clear who Ejiofor will be playing. Like the rest of the Sony Spider-Man Universe, Venom is connected the MCU but exists in a different universe. Hardy even played the role briefly in the MCU when he was transported there at the end of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and was transported back in Spider-Man: No Way Home, leaving a bit of the symbiote behind accidentally. It isn’t known whether the actor will play Mordo or a new role entirely.

Kelly Marcel wrote the screenplay from a story she and Hardy wrote, and will direct as well. Juno Temple is also starring in the film, which does not yet have a release date.

Despite negative reviews, Venom and its sequel have been big hits for the studio with a combined $1.357 billion worldwide gross.