Andy Serkis roped in to direct Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom 2’ starring Tom Hardy in the lead


The new Venom film has got its director in the form of actor-turned filmmaker Andy Serkis. This is the first time Serkis will be directed a comic book film. The filmmaker has closed a deal to direct Venom 2. The film is the sequel to Sony’s 2018 film that was a major hit at the box office. The sequel is a spin-off from Spider-Man related and Marvel-centric characters will once again see Tom Hardy reprise his role of a journalist who joins with an alien symbiote.

Serkis shared the news of his coming onboard on social media and wrote, “It’s actually happening. I can feel it, the Symbiote has found a host in me, and I’m ready for the ride...Can’t wait! Are you ready @tomhardy ? #venom #venom2 #marvel.”

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Venom 2 is Serkis’ third directorial after the 2017 drama Breathe and last year's non-Disney take on the Rudyard Kipling stories, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which premiered on Netflix after being made at Warner Bros. Serkis is best known for his performance as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He played the villain Snoke in the recent Star Wars film as well as the antagonist Kaw in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.  

Apparently, Serkis’ expertise with CG and performance-capture technology came in good stead for him to land the director’s role for Venom 2.

(Source: Instagram)