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Venom 3: Ted Lasso Star Juno Temple Joins Tom Hardy in Sequel From Sony and Marvel

As Ted Lasso wraps up its third and final season, its Emmy-nominated star Juno Temple is in negotiations to join Tom Hardy in Venom 3, which is heating up at Sony.

Venom franchise scribe Kelly Marcel is directing the sequel, which she also wrote based on a story she and Hardy came up with. The two of them will also produce alongside Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, and Hutch Parker.

Plot details for Venom 3 are being kept under wraps, as is Temple’s role in the film, and it’s unclear whether any other actors besides Hardy will return from the previous two movies, which grossed a combined $1.36 billion at the worldwide box office.

Temple has earned Emmy and SAG Award nominations for her supporting turn as Keeley Jones in the hit Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, and she’s expected to land yet another nomination for the show’s final season. She could very well find herself in the awards race next year as well, as she’s about to finish shooting Season 5 of the Emmy-winning FX series Fargo, which pairs her with Jon Hamm, Joe Keery, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Though the first Venom was something of a guilty pleasure, the second film, Let There Be Carnage, was a major disappointment despite the addition of Woody Harrelson. From indies like Dirty Girl and Killer Joe to studio fare such as Black Mass and The Offer, Temple has long been an interesting actress, and she represents a welcome addition to this cast, though I’m very curious about the nature of her role. Will it lean into her Ted Lasso persona, or be a bit more mischievous? I suppose we’ll have to wait and see…

Temple is represented by UTA, B-Side Management, and Maison 2, and Deadline broke the news of her casting in Venom 3.

More to come…

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