UPDATE: Tom Hardy has since removed the post confirming Andy Serkis as the director of the Venom sequel.
Venom star Tom Hardy seemingly confirms Andy Serkis as the director of the upcoming Marvel film from Sony in a recent Instagram post.
After the huge success of Venom, a sequel was quickly put in development by Sony. However, Ruben Fleischer will not be returning to direct due to his commitment to Zombieland: Double Tap. Reports from last week claimed Andy Serkis, Travis Knight, and Rupert Wyatt all met with Sony to discuss the upcoming sequel. Well, it now appears that Andy Serkis might be the man for the job because Tom Hardy just posted an image of the actor turned director.
Tom Hardy also posted a mysterious second post, that relates to the caption of the Andy Serkis post. You can also see that below!
Do you think Andy Serkis is a good choice to direct Venom 2? Do you think he will have a role in the film? What do you think Tom Hardy’s second post means? Comment below!
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.