According to The Pioneer, Serkis said he’s had meetings with Sony executives to direct the sequel after reports last month that he was in contention for the job alongside Travis Knight and Rupert Wyatt.
2018’s “Venom” grossed $856 million worldwide and starred Tom Hardy as the symbiote — the actor will reprise his role in the sequel, while Michelle Williams is expected to return as well alongside Woody Harrelson as Carnage. Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters of the first film, is writing the script for the sequel. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal will return as producers.
Ruben Fleischer directed the first film. It received a score of 29 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Serkis most recently starred in “Long Shot” and “Black Panther,” and directed “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle