Last year Sony took a gamble by giving a Spider-Man villain his own spin-off. Venom was crucified by critics, but Tom Hardy’s star-quality won over the box office, seeing the $100 million movie making over $850 million worldwide. Unsurprisingly, Venom 2 is now in the works with a cinematic release set for October 2020. And now Sony have found a director in The Lord of the Rings’ Gollum Andy Serkis.
Serkis shared a picture of himself on Instagram with a Venom comic.
The 55-year-old wrote: “It’s actually happening.
“I can feel it, the Symbiote has found a host in me, and I’m ready for the ride…Can’t wait! Are you ready @tomhardy ? #venom #venom2 #marvel.
Venom 2 will be Serkis’ third film as director following Breathe and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.