The working title for Tom Hardy‘s Venom 3 has been revealed as “Orwell.” The Cosmic Circus disclosed the code name, which caused Marvel fans to wonder whether a legendary comic book villain would make his live-action debut.
Orwell is said to be a reference to Orwell Taylor, a figure with important ties to Venom. In the famed comic book series Venom: Lethal Protector, Taylor initially makes an appearance. This has given rise to rumors that the evil figure may make an appearance on screen in the much-awaited third Venom film, which stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock.
Mark Bagley and David Michelinie came up with Orwell Taylor. After Venom murders his son, Hugh, Owen falls into madness and assembles the Jury, driven by his passion for vengeance. Hugh’s military and vault buddies form this team, and they’re dressed in Iron Man-inspired armor to battle Eddie Brock. Despite their best efforts, Taylor and the Jury fall short in their battle against Eddie and subsequently team up with the Life Foundation from the first Venom movie.
The association between Taylor’s persona in the comic book series and the working title for Venom 3 suggests that the movie will incorporate certain elements of the Lethal Protector plot. Fans of the series may anticipate an action-packed journey with spectacular encounters between Venom and Orwell Taylor’s lethal inventions if this is the case.
Venom 3 is being made by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, and Hutch Parker. The four also worked on the first two Venom films, which Ruben Fleischer and Andy Serkis both directed. The third episode marks Kelly Marcel’s debut as a director.
At the global box office, Venom and its sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage brought in a total of $1.36 billion. Following their debut, Tom Hardy reprised his part as the anti-hero in Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s post-credits scene, paving the way for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker to don the symbiote costume.