Venom: Let There Be Carnage is currently in production – albeit slightly delayed due to COVID-19 – but who is the director calling the shots?

Don’t worry, it’s someone good!

Image: ©Disney/Marvel Studios

Actor-turned-director, Andy Serkis is helming Venom: Let There Be Carnage – a direct follow-up to 2018’s Venom. Serkis is known for his superb acting/motion capture work in the likes of The Lord of the Rings films, and the modern Planet of the Apes movies, and seems like the perfect fit for this picture.


Serkis announced the news of his appointment back in August 2019, via social media. In a post on Instagram, he said: “It’s actually happening. I can feel it, the Symbiote has found a host in me, and I’m ready for the ride… cant’ wait! Are you ready @tomhardy?”

As with its predecessor, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be CGI heavy, so having Serkis on board can only be a good thing, right?

As for the film, no details on the story have been released just yet. The movie was due to hit cinemas later this year, but the pandemic got in the way, so little has been revealed so far.

Image: ©Marvel Carnage

What we do know, is the movie will feature the fan-favourite villain, Cletus Kasady aka Carnage. Woody Harrelson briefly played the role of Kasady during the credit scene in Venom, and will return for a more substantial role in the sequel.


Now while I am interested to see where Serkis takes this sequel, and I’m pleased Sony is entrusting a director so well-versed in motion capture/CGI (an advantage with a CGI heavy character like Venom), I’m on the fence about the movie. I was disappointed with the first film, so I really hope this movie will be a step up in quality.

Image: ©Sony Pictures/Marvel Entertainment

If you have still not caught up on Venom, be sure to read my review. I believe I’m harsh, but fair in my assessment of the film.

Feel free to read the post and tell me your thoughts. I am aware that many people enjoyed Venom – it certainly made a lot of money – so I’m always interested to read/hear different opinions ahead of the sequel.


Venom: Let There Be Carnage is one of multiple Spidey films currently in production (Morbius, Into the Spider-Verse 2 etc). The film will see Tom Hardy reprise the role of Eddie Brock/Venom, and will hit cinemas in 2021.

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