Venom 3: MCU star Chiwetel Ejiofor is the first new addition to the main cast

    The Doctor Strange actor will be playing a major role in Venom 3.



    The third installment in the Venom franchise has got its first major update, Doctor strange actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined the cast of the upcoming superhero movie.

    While the details about his role remain under wraps, we do know that he will be playing a co-lead alongside Tom Hardy.

    The movie will be directed by Kelly Marcel, who co-wrote the script with Tom Hardy for both the previous installments along with Tom Hardy.

    The last two installments in the franchise were financially successful for Sony but received mixed responses from critics and audiences, hopefully, the third installment will fair better.

    Currently, Sony is preparing for the release of The fourth entry in its Venomverse, Kraven the Hunter. Kraven the Hunter is one of Spider-Man 's most iconic villains and is Sony's latest attempt at launching a Spider-Man villain movie without the web-slinger.

    The studio's track record so far has been a complete disaster, while movies like Venom were box-office successes it was not well-received by fans or critics.

    In the comics, Kraven aka Sergei Kravinoff is a big game hunter who tracks and hunts down exotic prey and picks Spider-Man as his next target.

    Kraven is an excellent marksman and skilled with the bow and arrow but prefers to fight the deadliest creatures with his bare hands, he consumes a special serum that enhances strength and dramatically slows the aging process.

    Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson known for his roles in movies like Kick-Ass, Godzilla and Bullet Train will be playing the role. Oscar winner Russel Crowe will be portraying Kraven's father Nikolaï Kravinoff.

    The movie will also introduce the supervillain The Rhino. Making this the second live-action version of the character. The Rhino made his movie debut in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, where he was played by Paul Giamatti.


    J. C. Chandor known for directing movies like Triple Frontier and A Most Violent Year is helming the project.

    Kraven the Hunter will hit theaters worldwide on October 6, 2023.