News

Is Andy Serkis the Best Choice to Direct Venom 2?

Plus, does this mean Sony is looking to rely more on motion capture than CGI for the sequel? And is Woody Harrelson still returning to play Cletus Kasady a.k.a. Carnage?

by | August 7, 2019 | Comments

Is Andy Serkis the Best Choice to Direct Venom 2?

With Andy Serkis set to direct the sequel, will we finally see a Fresh Venom movie?

Posted by The Rotten Tomatoes Channel on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2018’s Venom wasn’t a big hit with critics, but audiences certainly felt different about it, to the tune of an 81% Audience Score and over $850 million worldwide in box office receipts. That was a big win for Sony, who immediately set to work planning a sequel. It was only very recently that we learned who the studio was considering as a replacement for Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the first one, and the trio of names included Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two StringsBumblebee), and the king of mo-cap himself, Andy Serkis.

But on Tuesday of this week, Sony officially announced that Serkis had landed the job, prompting a lot of interesting questions. Does this mean Sony is looking to lean into motion capture more than CGI for the sequel? Will Woody Harrelson, who previously worked with Fleischer and co-starred in a film alongside Serkis, still return to portray the role that was teased at the end of the first film? And most importantly, is Andy Serkis even the right choice to direct the film? We dive into all of that in this episode of our new show, The Ketchup, which covers the latest movie and TV news and what it means to you. Watch the video above and let us know in the comments what you think about Andy Serkis as the director of Venom 2!


Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

Best and Worst 45 Superheroes PaleyFest cancelled TV series PBS joker robots canceled TV shows CW Seed medical drama Tarantino NYCC Awards Tour cops The Purge WarnerMedia harry potter Oscars Disney streaming service Spike discovery MTV crime dogs Bravo Cartoon Network dceu Fantasy romantic comedy Mary poppins talk show cinemax cats natural history Amazon Prime Video ESPN blockbuster directors game of thrones YouTube Red SDCC jamie lee curtis latino Adult Swim APB Brie Larson Showtime Ellie Kemper game show golden globes Sony Pictures A24 Character Guide HBO First Reviews Tumblr Mindy Kaling Elton John ITV Esquire Pirates 2020 versus Opinion Hallmark E3 Sundance Amazon Studios richard e. Grant 71st Emmy Awards Cosplay Drama 2018 Heroines Apple TV+ what to watch halloween historical drama The CW doctor who children's TV social media science fiction indie Writers Guild of America TCA Countdown cancelled television Discovery Channel BBC America Mudbound Television Academy Epix Comedy Columbia Pictures BBC dc Photos FXX cars Schedule thriller Lifetime Disney Plus cartoon Musical slashers space strong female leads Black Mirror Nickelodeon vampires Walt Disney Pictures USA Network finale Martial Arts Syfy X-Men tv talk History name the review serial killer Holiday Britbox series war Mystery Turner Classic Movies Nominations green book Star Wars travel SundanceTV Sundance Now YA TV Land Teen miniseries TV renewals Baby Yoda IFC Films animated video Lionsgate Set visit FX LGBTQ based on movie Trailer Sneak Peek psychological thriller Peacock DC streaming service spain Marvel Emmys Rock TCM spinoff streaming American Society of Cinematographers justice league Turner MCU free movies award winner casting sag awards Freeform ABC Podcast Infographic Nat Geo Film Festival Horror Creative Arts Emmys Family Universal ABC Family TCA Winter 2020 Ghostbusters cancelled police drama Apple TV Plus Toys Musicals Thanksgiving Warner Bros. Food Network teaser adventure A&E 2017 YouTube Extras ghosts psycho DGA mockumentary comics Trophy Talk YouTube Premium AMC Stephen King political drama facebook zombie composers Calendar HBO Max Winter TV VH1 Mary Poppins Returns Election breaking bad TV transformers biography Box Office Country 21st Century Fox stand-up comedy kids DC Comics TBS USA Christmas Amazon National Geographic true crime Red Carpet NBC First Look Women's History Month The Witch Shudder Interview Ovation hispanic 007 crime drama Pet Sematary theme song television anime Classic Film CNN singing competition Rocketman Animation Spring TV batman DirecTV TIFF Music Amazon Prime Academy Awards Binge Guide Rocky politics movies Hulu Song of Ice and Fire anthology VICE OWN Chernobyl Mary Tyler Moore Paramount Network ratings south america hist Sundance TV Apple SXSW Video Games Comic Book screenings nature RT History Anna Paquin Disney+ Disney Plus Rom-Com zombies CBS elevated horror Pop Lucasfilm docudrama Shondaland GLAAD Fall TV Polls and Games The Walking Dead sequel screen actors guild Western Kids & Family DC Universe Valentine's Day The Arrangement revenge Starz comic TCA 2017 Star Trek CBS All Access Holidays Comics on TV Watching Series Film WGN Tomatazos Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt foreign comiccon Captain marvel spy thriller Hallmark Christmas movies BET sitcom diversity Action Marathons period drama sports Acorn TV Avengers San Diego Comic-Con Winners Summer cancelled TV shows Superheroe unscripted Spectrum Originals spider-man TNT documentary movie werewolf Reality Pixar Crackle adaptation festivals 2015 Super Bowl Pride Month Certified Fresh Dark Horse Comics Biopics 2016 Fox News Vudu Tubi canceled President CMT Comedy Central cooking cults Marvel Studios Marvel Television witnail Lifetime Christmas movies Sci-Fi TruTV E! MSNBC New York Comic Con independent dramedy spanish language blaxploitation Emmy Nominations Premiere Dates Masterpiece technology crime thriller Endgame Disney Crunchyroll Arrowverse reboot dragons Awards boxoffice christmas movies Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trivia Netflix Paramount LGBT 2019 El Rey GoT Year in Review Netflix Christmas movies See It Skip It toy story 20th Century Fox crossover Quiz Logo OneApp zero dark thirty quibi Grammys disaster aliens Disney Channel IFC GIFs Cannes romance FOX 24 frames mutant TLC book renewed TV shows Reality Competition rotten movies we love RT21 binge supernatural