Tom Hardy Teases Andy Serkis’ Involvement In Venom 2
Following the news of Andy Serkis possibly directing Venom 2, Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises) has shared a random photo of the Lord of the Rings vet in a now-deleted Instagram post (via Screen Rant), teasing that Serkis might be the one chosen to helm the sequel for Sony Pictures’ blockbuster anti-hero movie.
Serkis is primarily known as an actor, particularly for his motion-capture roles, having appeared as Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and providing the mo-cap for Jackson’s King Kong remake as well. Serkis also won acclaim for his performances in the Planet of the Apes prequel trilogy.
During Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, Serkis worked as a second unit director for the film and went on to direct his first feature film, Breathe, before helming Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, an updated take on The Jungle Book. If he lands the job, Venom 2 will be Serkis’ highest-profile directing job to date.
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The Venom sequel is currently slated for an October 2, 2020 release date
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