The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Andy Serkis has officially signed up to direct the Venom sequel for Sony Pictures.
The 2018 film focused on a spaceship belong to bioengineering corporation Life Foundation crashing back to Earth as it tries to bring back four symbiotic lifeforms they found during their secret mission. Investigative journalist Eddie Brock believes that the CEO Carlton Drake is shady and when he tries to take Drake down, he loses everything. As Eddie Brock attempts to revive his career by investigating the Life Foundation, he finds a way into the Life Foundation and bonds with an alien symbiote that gives superpowers to its host and communicates with him as it refers to itself as Venom.
The film teased the antagonist for the sequel with Woody Harrelson appearing in the post-credits scene as Cletus Kasady, who in the comics is a character that merges with a symbiote to become Carnage.
Short after THR broke the news, Serkis confirmed that he’ll be directing on his Instagram page. Serkis directing credits include Breathe and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.