Andy Serkis has been confirmed to take the directorial reins from Ruben Fleischer on Sony's "Venom" sequel.
The 55-year-old actor - who was at the helm for 2018's "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" - has been confirmed to take the reins from Ruben Fleischer on Sony's "Venom" sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fleischer directed the first "Venom" movie - which starred Tom Hardy as the titular symbiote and its alter ego Eddie Brock - but announced earlier this year he was not planning to return for the sequel.
The original film followed made as much as $856 million at the global box office and Sony is determined to start shooting the follow-up before the end of the year, with the company reportedly hoping to begin production work in November.
It was confirmed by producer Amy Pascal that Hardy, 41, will be reprising his role as Eddie Brock in the new movie, which is set for release in 2020.