Note: The studio or those directly involved with the film have yet to confirm this information. Take it as such.
The villains for Spider-Man 3 will be Venom and Man-Wolf, at least according to a report on the PressConnects.com website.
Supposedly, rumors are running hard and fast that Venom is supposed to be a part of the next movie, and since Daniel Gillies is coming back to play John Jameson/Man-Wolf (going on record with some contacts confirming his definite return), it appears to be a lock for most that Thomas Haden Church will be suiting up to play Venom.
Special-effects worker Tim Phoenix, who worked on Doc Ock for Spider-Man 2, has been hired to work on both Venom and Man-Wolf for the next sequel. “It’s super cool stuff and I am in my element here for these particular creations,” he tells the abovementioned site. “I am living in ‘the dream’ out here. It is just so surreal.”
Spider-Man 3 swings into theatres in 2007.