Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom 2’ Recruits Cinematographer Robert Richardson

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood cinematographer Robert Richardson has found his next project as he has signed on to shoot Tom Hardy’s Venom 2.

Earlier this month, Breathe and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle helmer Andy Serkis confirmed that he is directing the sequel to Tom Hardy’s Venom. Now, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Robert Richardson has joined Venom 2 as its director of photography. Serkis and Richardson previously worked together on Breathe.

Robert Richardson has won three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for his work on JFKThe Aviator and Hugo. His other credits include Inglourious BasterdsShutter IslandDjango UnchainedThe Hateful Eight and A Private War.

Venom was a massive hit for Sony Pictures, grossing $856.1 million at the worldwide box office against an estimated production budget of $100 million. The studio is currently working on the sequel as well as a slew of other Marvel projects, including the Jared Leto starrer Morbius, which is in post-production.

Tom Hardy is set to reprise his role as Eddie Brock in the upcoming Venom sequel. Kelly Marcel will pen the script for Venom 2 with Tom Hardy’s co-stars expected to include returning actors Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson. It is widely believed Sony intends to release Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 on October 2, 2020, a date the studio is currently holding for an untitled Marvel project.

The first Venom movie follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into contact with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero. It’s the second iteration of Venom seen on the big screen as Topher Grace played the iconic character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.

Stay tuned for the latest news on Tom Hardy’s upcoming Venom sequel!

Source: THR

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.