‘Venom’ Director Reveals Why He Isn’t Returning For Tom Hardy’s Sequel

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Venom director Ruben Fleischer has revealed why he won’t be returning in director’s seat for the upcoming sequel starring Tom Hardy.

Venom was a smash-hit for Sony and plans for a sequel were immediately announced after the film’s release. The sequel starring Tom Hardy is set to hit theatres next year, yet we won’t be seeing original Venom director Ruben Fleischer return to his original role. In a recent interview to promote Zombieland 2, Venom director Ruben Fleischer revealed why he won’t be returning for the Tom Hardy sequel.

On the ReelBlend podcast, Fleischer revealed that he was already committed to Zombieland 2 and simply didn’t have time to film Tom Hardy’s Venom sequel.

“I was busy getting this movie done. I think they’re already shooting that film. And I just finished this a couple weeks ago. So the schedule didn’t allow it.”

Tom Hardy’s Venom sequel was definitely fast-tracked to get to cinemas as soon as possible, which meant that from a logistics perspective, Fleischer could not have made either film without sacrificing the other. Seeing as Fleischer was the director for the first Zombieland a decade ago, it would make sense for him to go back to his own franchise.

In Ruben Flesicher’s stead, we’ll be seeing coveted mo-cap actor Andy Serkis as the director for Tom Hardy’s Venom sequel.Venom 2 is set to star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying and Woody Harrelson as Carnage. It is widely believed that Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 is the untitled Marvel project Sony has slated for release on October 2, 2020.

Here is the official synopsis for Ruben Fleischer’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.

Ruben Fleischer’s Venom is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the sequel starring Tom Hardy!

Source: ReelBlend