After “Spider-Man: Far From Home” exceeded $ 1 billion, Sony is focusing on the sequel to “Venom”.The company’s management had several moviemakers meetings to determine who would direct the feature film with Tom Hardy as the lead.
Sources told Variety that actor Andy Serkis (“Longford”, “War for the Planet of the Apes”), who directed two feature films so far, and directors Travis Knight (“Bumblebee”) and Rupert Wyatt are among who had talks with Sony. The same sources said that none of the directors had detached into the manufacturers’ preferences list.
Ruben Fleischer directed the first film “Venom,” released in 2018, but will not return to this post. He is currently in post-production with “Zombieland: Double Tap”.
Sony has planned that filming for the “Venom” will start in the fall, and production is likely to be launched in October 2020.
Kelly Marcel, known for “Saving Mr. Banks” (2013) wrote the script.
The venom, of which Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson were cast, generated $ 855 million in total.
Serkis directed “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” and “Breathe”, and Wyatt signs, among other things, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Captive State”.