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Andy Serkis confirms 'Venom 2' talks

Venom 2 / All Lights Film MagazineActor-filmmaker Andy Serkis has revealed that he has had meetings with Sony executives for taking over the directorial duties of 'Venom' sequel. There were reports last month that Serkis, Travis Knight and and Rupert Wyatt are in talks with the studio to direct the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster.

Ruben Fleischer helmed the first part, but the director has chosen not to return as he is currently busy with the post production of 'Zombieland: Double Tap'. "Yes I've had meetings with Sony, so that's potentially something that might happen. But we'll see...." Serkis told a British science fiction and fantasy magazine.

Starring Tom Hardy in the title role, 'Venom' was a global hit for Sony, earning over USD 850 million in worldwide gross. The film also featured Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in pivotal characters. Hardy is expected to return for the sequel, which has a script from Kelly Marcel. The studio hopes to start shooting the project later this year.