With the Mouse Guard film formally cancelled, it appears one in every of that film’s would-be stars, Andy Serkis, has some room in his schedule. And since the motion-ranking tale furthermore happens to be a director (as well to a comedian guide-guide film dilapidated), it’s thrilling to hear that Sony has its discover about on him because it ramps up its glimpse for somebody to helm the anticipated sequel to last yr’s Venom.
It could well well composed be pressured out, per the Hollywood Reporter’s scoop, that Sony is assembly with several possible directors—the principle film’s director, Ruben Fleischer, has Zombieland 2 coming in October—and Serkis is appropriate form one in every of the contenders. Additionally, Serkis is no longer up for an appearing characteristic alongside returning critical particular person Tom Hardy; this could well strictly be for the directing gig. As THR aspects out, the varied work he’s done thus a long way makes him a formidable match for Venom 2, “that could well perchance very successfully be outcomes heavy and mix DG and performance ranking abilities.”
As we reported lend a hand in January, Venom co-author Kelly Marcel modified into once tapped to shepherd the script. Since THR notes that Sony hopes the film will originate taking pictures in November, it appears doubtless we’ll hear extra about the studio’s shield for director (whether it’s Serkis, or somebody else), and most definitely extra casting news—talking of Zombieland 2, will Woody Harrelson seem as Cletus Kasady/Carnage, because the Venom credit teased?—reasonably soon.
Change: Deadline reviews that as well to Serkis, the “shortlist” of Venom 2 directors currenly furthermore comprises Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and Rupert Wyatt (Upward push of the Planet of the Apes), and adds “there’s no clear frontrunner at this moment.”
Change eight/5/19, 5:20 p.m.: The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Serkis will bid Venom 2.
Change eight/5/19, 5:30 p.m.: Serkis makes it formally official.
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