With â€œSpider-Man: Far From Dwellingâ€ crossing the $1 billion worldwide box-office milestone, Sony is now trying to get the â€œVenomâ€ sequel off the bottom and executives lately met with a handful of recent directing candidates.
Sources inform Selection that Andy Serkis, â€œBumblebeeâ€ director Travis Knight and Rupert Wyatt are among the many administrators assembly for the coveted job on the movie that has Tom Hardy set to return within the title position. Insiders say these are simply conferences and nobody has moved right into a front-runner place.
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Ruben Fleischer directed the primary pic in 2018, however is just not returning as he’s in post-production on â€œZombieland: Double Faucet.â€
Sony hopes to shoot the movie within the fall.
â€œVenom,â€ from Sony Footageâ€™ arsenal of Marvel characters, grossed a large $855 million worldwide. The information comes after the studio lately dated an untitled Marvel sequel for October 2020. Comedian-book fans put the items collectively to imagine that slot was for â€œVenom 2,â€ giving it the identical launch date as its predecessor.
The following movie on this universe is â€œMorbius,â€ starring Jared Leto, which is ready to bow subsequent summer time.
Kelly Marcel wrote the script for the sequel. Serkis beforehand directed â€œMowgli: Legend of the Jungleâ€ and â€œBreathe.â€ Wyatt directed â€œRise of the Planet of the Apesâ€ and extra lately, â€œCaptive State.â€
The primary â€œVenomâ€ additionally starred Michelle Williams and featured a last-minute cameo by Woody Harrelson as chief Venom villain Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage.
Sony had no remark.