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.
With SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME crossing the $1 billion worldwide gross line it seems that the executives at Sony are now even more eager to get the sequel to VENOM starring Tom Hardy rocking and rolling.
Sony is currently trying to find out who will helm the film starring Tom Hardy as reporter Eddie Brock who becomes bonded with an alien symbiote that endows him with superhuman abilities. Ruben Fleischer directed the first film but will not return for the sequel as he is currently in post-production on ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP and Sony would like to begin filming in the fall.
Those in the mix for the directorial task with Andy Serkis, who directed MOWGLI:LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE, Travis Knight, director of BUMBLEBEE and Rupert Wyatt who directed RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and most recently CAPTIVE STATE.
Nothing is official as of now but as more news develops stay tuned here.
After a blockbuster debut that seemingly divided many but still silenced many doubters, Venom, the hit Sony film starring Tom Hardy is officially getting the go ahead for season two.
The studio has tapped Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters from the first movie, to pen to script. The news was first broken by Variety and it is also being reported that Marcel’s deal is a significant one even though and exact number has not been revealed. She is also set to executive produce the follow-up.
Venom grossed a massive $855 million worldwide. The news comes after the studio recently dated an untitled Marvel sequel for October 2020. Fans were pretty much easily able to surmise that slot was for “Venom 2,” giving it the same release date as its predecessor
Michelle Williams is set to reprise her role for the sequel along with Woody Harrelson becoming Carnage in the movie. it is not known yet whether or not original film director Ruben Fleischer will return to direct the sequel due to the potential of him being busy with the Zombieland sequel.
Are you excited to hear that the ball is officially rolling with this? What are your feelings? Let us Know.
Following the success of Sony’s Venom, it seems it’s a safe bet to say that ALL systems are go on the sequel.
At the end of Venom, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy Hardy) goes to San Quentin prison to interview serial killer Cleatus Kassidy played by Woody Harrelson utters the line, “There will be Carnage”. Which was followed by a sadistic grin and laugh.
This poster was released showing Harrelson covered in half of his iconic red symbiote similar to that of Brock’s and it honestly is extremely exciting.
With the change in the origin of Venom it will be interesting to see how they explain Kassidy receiving the symbiote that enhances his murdering prowess.
We are a little over three weeks away from Spider-Man’s arch nemesis making his solo film debut on the big screen in VENOM. The promotional game has gone into full gear on many different levels. We recently found out the official rating for the film, PG-13, which surprised and upset some fans knowing the nature of the character and the dark gritty look of the film. Add to this tv spots and billboards popping up all that is left is to witness the film itself.
This however is not before we get one more good promo poster. This one features Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) standing between, Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) and Anne Weyling (Michelle Williams) with the anti-hero himself eclipsing them all.
What do you think about the poster? Does it pump up your anticipation for the movie.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have another look at Tom Hardy from the upcoming Sony Pictures Venom.
This time we have a better look at the anti-hero as he handles a robber who is attempting to rob a convenience store as seen at the end of the most recent trailer that was released. Also in that scene we the would be robber possibly get his head bit off. It is said that this version of Venom is from the Lethal Protector arc.
What do you think of this image? Does it give you more or less anticipation for the film.
Sony is running as well in the race to get people more hyped for next week’s San Diego Comic con. They have released a new look at Venom from their upcoming film.of the same name starring Tom Hardy.
Many people were skeptical as to how the Spider-Man anti-hero would look in his first solo film,after a bad taste with Sam Raimi’s version in Spider-Man 3. Then we were all treated to the trailer which showed the last 5 seconds of the alien symbiote covering Eddie Brock and spouting the popular phrase “We Are Venom”. Still some had hesitation and didn’t think it was an accurate depiction.
Hopefully this time around more critics will change their tunes. In this new still thank to Entertainment Weekly, we get what seems to be a pretty comic book accurate look of the sometimes Spider-Man foe. Check.it out and let us know what you think.