Tom Hardy thanks the director and crew of Venom 3 while celebrating his return to the set. 

Tom Hardy, star of Venom, has paid tribute to his long-time collaborator Kelly Marcel and stuntman Jake Tomuri as the franchise's third film resumes production following the SAG-AFTRA strike. 

The British actor took to Instagram on November 24 to share a photo of himself with Marcel and Tomuri, describing the film as "the last dance" for the second time,  

fueling speculation that it will be his final appearance as the titular Marvel antihero. He posted a picture with the caption: "Thankfully we are back to shooting; 

and I want to take a moment just to thank all the teams thus far on the ride from V1 to here." He continued, praising the series' "fantastic cast and crew," saying,

There are always hard turns to burn when we work, but it doesn't feel as hard when you love what you do and know you have great material and support from all sides. 

It doesn't get any better than being surrounded by talented and passionate departments, as well as people you love and care about."

Later in the caption, he singled out Marcel, admitting how proud he was to see her take over as director from Ruben Fleischer, who directed the first film in 2018, and Andy Serkis, 

who directed its sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage three years later. "It is an honor," he stated. "Trust your instincts; they are always correct." First-rate - I support you. 100%. As always,

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