Andy Serkis Takes Meeting With Sony To Direct Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ Sequel

The Hollywood Reporter has learned Andy Serkis took a meeting with Sony to discuss the possibility of directing the sequel to Tom Hardy’s Venom.

Sony’s Venom proved to be a massive box office success despite the negative reception from critics, with the Tom Hardy film going on to earn a worldwide total of $855 million. Development on a Venom sequel began soon after with Tom Hardy set to reprise his role as the eponymous anti-hero.

However, director Ruben Fleischer will not be returning to the director’s chair for the Tom Hardy sequel and The Hollywood Reporter sources say Andy Serkis is one of the many filmmakers being considered to direct the next Venom film. Andy Serkis, who is best known for his groundbreaking motion capture work, is said to have flown into Los Angeles earlier this week to hold meetings set by “Sony brass” to discuss the matter.

Sony reportedly wants the Venom sequel to begin filming in November. The script for the film was written by Kelly Marcel while Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson are expected to reprise their respective roles.

Andy Serkis’ acting credits include roles in Black Panther, the Planet of the Apes reboot series, The Adventures of Tintin, and The Lord of Rings trilogy. In 2017, Andy Serkis made his directorial debut with the film Breathe and subsequently helmed Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

Here’s the official synopsis for Tom Hardy’s Venom:

The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

Venom is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘Spider-Man’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Suits For Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

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pider-Man Far From Home Jake Gyllenhaal MysterioNew Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art reveals alternate costume designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.

Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Mysterio in a live-action film ever since the release of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie. Nearly two decades later, Mysterio finally made his way into a Spider-Man film with the release of Marvel Studios and Sony's Far From Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying the classic Spidey foe.

While the writers incorporated elements of previous Marvel Studios films for the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, this take on the character was largely faithful to the source material, especially in terms of the villain's costume design. However, new concept illustrations reveal alternate designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio suit were considered, some of which are notably different from the comic book outfit with entirely different color schemes.

You can check out the first concept illustration of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio costume below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery.

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

What do you think of these concept designs? Which alternate costume design is your favorite? Would any of them be a better suit for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Source: Marvel

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

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