It was recently mentioned that Andy Serkis one of a few notable directors who were up for the job of helming the sequel to the success Sony Pictures, VENOM. Now it is official that Serkis will be directing the anti-hero sequel starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, an out on his luck who is bonded with an alien symbiote that gives him superhuman abilities.
Serkis was among a handful of filmmakers that met with Sony earlier this month, a group that included “Bumblebee” helmer Travis Knight and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” Rupert Wyatt. Ruben Fleischer directed the first movie in 2018, but isn’t returning as he is in post-production on the studio’s ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. Sony is hoping to begin production on the sequel this fall.
Even though Andy Serkis is Best known for his performance capture work in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Planet of the Apes” movies, Serkis has started moving behind the camera in recent years, most recently directing Netflix’s “Jungle Book” spinoff “Mowgli.” His other filmmaking credits include “Breathe” starring Andrew Garfield and Felicity Jones. He also is no stranger to the superhero world having played Uylsses Klaue in both AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON and BLACK PANTHER.