Andrew Clement Serkis, more popularly known as Andy Serkis, has officially signed to direct the sequel, of the Marvel film Venom.
Serkis had previously directed the 2018 Netflix-Warner Bros movie- Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and helmed the second unit for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film trilogy. Venom 2, will be the first comic book directorial for Serkis. Andy had previously acted as a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a director, his first venture was in 2017’s Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Clare Foy.
Venom: Lethal Protector, was written by David Michelinie and saw the transition of the protagonist from a villain to an anti-hero, with the help of Spider-Man.
Tom Hardy, will return, to pay the pivotal character, Eddie Brock. Kelly Marcel, who was involved with the scripting of the first film, is now working on the script of Venom 2. The sequel has been predicted to see the return of Michelle Williams as Ann Weying. Woody Harrelson will debut as Cletus Kasady, after his post-credits scene in Venom. Though not officially announced, Kasady is expected to make his transformation into Venom’s arch-nemesis, Carnage.
The director has revealed that Tom Hardy is very much involved with the writing and screenplay of the sequel.
Venom, which released in 2018, narrates the tale of a journalist, Eddie Brock who becomes infected with alien ooze also known as a ‘Symbiote.’ The creature, called Venom converts Eddie into a powerful being capable of releasing weaponized black goo. Moreover, he can also eat brains.
Ruben Fleischer directed the first edition of the film. After, reports circulated that he would not be a part of the sequel, many fans were disappointed. But with Serkis roped in now, the trailer of Venom 2 is projected to premiere by early 2020.
Andy Serkis is identified with for his special effects and motion features in the film. Thus, Venom 2 is expected to be a high grossing superhero (or an anti-villain?) movie. Sony has not yet announced a release date.