X-Men franchise produce joins Venom 2 team
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that X-Men franchise producer Hutch Parker has joined the creative team of Sony Pictures’ Venom 2. He’ll produce alongside Amy Pascal, Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad on the sequel.
Parker jumped onto the X-Men franchise with 2013’s The Wolverine and had a hand on set producing X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Logan, Dark Phoenix, plus the Fantastic Four reboot, and even the stalled out New Mutants.
Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2, marking his first forray in directing a comic book feature after appearing in two Marvel Studios movies. Venom 2 will mark the third feature film Serkis will tackle as director following Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which released on Netflix last year.
Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Eddie Brock in the film alongside Michelle Williams as Anne Weying. Woody Harrelson will also appear as Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, a showdown set up in a post-credit scene in the first film.
Venom amassed an enormous $855 million worldwide during its box office run despite negative reviews and a so-so response from fans (form your own opinion by picking the film up here).
Venom 2 is currently slated for an October 2, 2020 release date.