Venom 2 has officially found its director. Famed motion-capture actor and director Andy Serkis will replace Ruben Fleischer for the symbiote’s superhero sequel. Serkis himself made the announcement on Twitter when he tweeted a photo of himself with an issue of a Venom comic book on Monday.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, his extensive experience with performance capture is part of what helped him secure the directing job for Venom 2. While this will be Serkis’ first time directing a superhero movie, it won’t be his first experience with the genre. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Serkis played Ulysses Klaue, an international criminal who specialized in black-market arms dealing.
While the original Venom was met with somewhat mixed reception, its overwhelming box office success makes its sequel no surprise. The original film, which starred Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams, made over $850 million internationally. Will Tom hardy return? Of course!
The first of its series was released on October 3, 2018, and was a major hit.
We hope to see venom on the big screen again! Stay Tune for more updates.