Andy Serkis discussed how his portrayal of Gollum influenced Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
In a bit of news that surprised everyone in 2019, it was announced that Andy Serkis would be directing the sequel to Venom. Best known for his performances as a motion-capture artist, Serkis has portrayed iconic characters like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy over the last two decades. Serkis has since begun pivoting towards live-action roles, and will next be seen as Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Beyond acting, Serkis started off as a second unit director for Peter Jackson for The Hobbit trilogy. After gaining considerable experience behind the camera, Serkis is now set to helm his own superhero franchise.
In a brand new featurette exclusive to Apple TV, Andy Serkis shared his excitement about directing Venom: Let There Be Carnage. In the featurette, fans can see Serkis directing action sequences and other key moments on set. Serkis also discussed how the symbiote CG characters in the film have to look and act realistic, drawing experience from his previous motion-capture work. A brief Stan Lee cameo was also teased in the featurette, and some slick new concept art of Carnage was also debuted. The highlight of the featurette, however, has to be when Serkis broke down some of Venom 2‘s influences, most notably Gollum.
“I’ve spent a considerable amount of my life playing a character with two sides to his personality. There’s common ground there.”
You can check out the Venom 2 featurette by clicking the link below.
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Here is the synopsis for Sony’s first Venom film:
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.
The film is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Sony’s Venom 2 and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Apple TV