‘Venom 2’: Andy Serkis, Travis Knight, Rupert Wyatt Among Those In Director Mix


Travis Knight (“Bumblebee”), Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) and actor-turned-filmmaker Andy Serkis (“Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle”) are all in contention to take the helm of the “Venom” sequel.

Serkis was reportedly in Los Angeles this week for face-to-face meetings with Sony about the possibility, though the other two are in the mix as well. Whomever steps in will replace Ruben Fleischer who directed the first feature.

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Serkis worked as a second unit director throughout Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy and made his directorial debut on “Breathe”. Sony is reportedly aiming to begin filming the “Venom” follow-up in November.