Is Andy Serkis the Best Choice to Direct Venom 2?

Plus, does this mean Sony is looking to rely more on motion capture than CGI for the sequel? And is Woody Harrelson still returning to play Cletus Kasady a.k.a. Carnage?

by | August 7, 2019 | Comments

Is Andy Serkis the Best Choice to Direct Venom 2?

With Andy Serkis set to direct the sequel, will we finally see a Fresh Venom movie?

Posted by The Rotten Tomatoes Channel on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2018’s Venom wasn’t a big hit with critics, but audiences certainly felt different about it, to the tune of an 81% Audience Score and over $850 million worldwide in box office receipts. That was a big win for Sony, who immediately set to work planning a sequel. It was only very recently that we learned who the studio was considering as a replacement for Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the first one, and the trio of names included Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two StringsBumblebee), and the king of mo-cap himself, Andy Serkis.

But on Tuesday of this week, Sony officially announced that Serkis had landed the job, prompting a lot of interesting questions. Does this mean Sony is looking to lean into motion capture more than CGI for the sequel? Will Woody Harrelson, who previously worked with Fleischer and co-starred in a film alongside Serkis, still return to portray the role that was teased at the end of the first film? And most importantly, is Andy Serkis even the right choice to direct the film? We dive into all of that in this episode of our new show, The Ketchup, which covers the latest movie and TV news and what it means to you. Watch the video above and let us know in the comments what you think about Andy Serkis as the director of Venom 2!

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