Andy Serkis Compares Venom To Gollum In Venom 2

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Who knew that an alien symbiote and a tortured hobbit-like creature shared character traits? Well, Andy Serkis seems to think they do!

As per Collider, Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis has spoken about his upcoming film.

In an exclusive featurette with Apple TV, the director talked about what drew him to the sequel, and what similarities Venom shares with Sméagol/Gollum.

Venom sequel “very much in my wheelhouse” says Andy Serkis

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Credit: Sony Pictures

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Serkis is an actor well known for his work with motion capture characters, such as Gollum and Caesar from the Planet of the Apes franchise.

Having served as second unit director for The Hobbit franchise, Serkis made his directorial debut with 2017’s Breathe, before following that up with 2018’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

When talking about what drew him to direct Let There Be Carnage, Serkis commented:

I very much felt it was in my wheelhouse. Creating characters using CG is obviously something I’ve been involved with for the last two decades now.

When asked about the similarities between Gollum and Venom, he added:

I’ve spent a considerable amount of my life playing a character with two sides to his personality. There was common ground there.

With Gollum being one of the best examples of a character with two sides of his personality, we hope that Serkis can use that expertise to great effect for the character of Venom.

What do you make of this news?

Do you think Serkis’s expertise with motion capture will come in handy for Venom: Let There Be Carnage?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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