Andy Serkis Reveals Why He Didn’t Return For Venom 3

Andy Serkis explained why he didn’t return to directing Venom 3.

In an interview with Movie Slashactor, director and motion-capture icon explained why he didn’t return to the show, after directing Venom: let there be carnage.

“Listen, I had a ball to make [Venom: Let There Be Carnage]. Tom Hardy is such a good friend of mine, and I felt very proud of the work, and we had so much fun doing it. To be the caretaker of this franchise for a little while was awesome,” he said.

In the end, it was just a matter of not having enough time.

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“I have so many plans that I was about to [work on]As farm animal for example. We were about to go into production with this and then we delayed like Venom has come. I really have to be on top of the ones I’ve been building for so long.

“But I’m really glad Kelly is doing this. She controls this material so much with Tom. They are a great team to work with. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.”

It was recently announced this Venom 3 would be directed by Kelly Marcel instead of Serkis, having previously written Venom and Venom: let there be carnage.

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Much like how she worked on previous installments, Marcel will collaborate with the film’s star, Tom Hardy, on the story, then turn it into a screenplay and direct it this time around as well.

Hardy’s final outing as Venom was for an appearance in Spider-Man: No Coming Homewhere he left a bit of the Symbiote in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to potentially set up a storyline with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man at some point.

Venom 3 does not have a release date at this time.

Kimberly B. Nguyen