According to news sources, Sony Pictures, which is producing the sequel of Venom, has been considering Andy Serkis to take the helm.
The production house has been in search of a good director for Venom 2 for a long time and might finally offer the position to Serkis.
What Sparked More Speculations?
The speculations were further fuelled by Tom Hardy, the lead in the film, in a post made on his social media which has since been deleted.
Hardy had initially posted Serkis’ picture on his Instagram account, with spades and fire emojis as the caption of the post. Although he eventually deleted the post, fans were quick to screenshot it within half an hour for which it was there.
Additionally, he uploaded an another post on his Instagram account.
This post includes an image or graphic of a white-colored spade on a black background. The graphic also has a crow, crossbones as well as a diamond, with letters on top of the spade.
This post has the monochrome shades of the Venom Symbiote. Moreover, the spade emoji that was included in Hardy’s first Instagram post has some sort of a connection with the latter.
Is Andy Serkis The Confirmed Director of Venom 2?
There are many other famous directors in the list by Sony Pictures, which includes Rupert Wyatt and Travis Knight.
Although nothing has been confirmed or made official yet, the deleted post made by Tom Hardy could be a sign.
It could suggest that Sony Pictures might soon make an official announcement of Serkis taking the lead as the director of Venom 2.
Who is Andy Serkis?
Andy Serkis was formerly an actor, who is also best known as the director of two high-grossing feature films.
These include Breath, which released in 2017 and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which released in 2018.
Serkis has also previously worked as the Second Unit Director on The Hobbit trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson.
He is known to have co-directed The Ruins of Empires (2018) with Johl Garling.
He is also famous for his performances in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the prequel trilogy of the Planet of the Apes as well as in Black Panther and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Venom 2 is the sequel to Venom and stars Tom Hardy in the lead as Eddie Brock. It does not have a release date as of now.