The actor-director will stage the second installment of the adventures of the “villain” Spider-Man starring Tom Hardy.
Update August 6, 2019: Variety confirms that Andy Serkis will indeed make Venom 2, a sequel to Tom Hardy’s eponymous anti-superhero movie released in 2018. Serkis, known for his performance in motion capture, was the favorite of a shortlist of potential directors among whom we could also count Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and Rupert Wyatt (The Planet of the Apes: origins).
Ruben Fleischer, filmmaker of the first Venom, could not get behind the camera being currently busy on the post-production back to Zombieland. According to the speculation of some fans on the Internet, Venom 2 could be released on October 2020. A hypothesis that has not yet been confirmed by Sony even if the studios have said that a project should visibly come out on that date. Wait and see, so …
Andy Serkis is a pioneer of motion capture. Long hidden behind the digital faces of Gollum (The Lord of the Rings), Caesar (The planet of the monkeys: the origins) or even Captain Haddock (The adventures of Tintin: the secret of the unicorn), this one has already realized two feature films including a live and dark digital adaptation of The Jungle Book in 2018.
The Hollywood Reporter announces that Serkis is currently in talks with Sony to realize Venom 2. Or at least, in the shortlist of directors auditioned by the studios to succeed Ruben Fleischer, filmmaker of the first opus in 2018.
Written by Kelly Marcel, this second episode of a potential trilogy does not have a director yet. We know that Tom Hardy returns to the title role of the anti-hero to the symbiote, his love interest embodied by Michelle Williams on screen would also be back. The villain should be embodied by Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady aka Carnage. As promised the post-generic scene of the first film. This one does not have a release date yet.