The entertainment industry has suffered a lot due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The novel coronavirus lockdowns not only forced film studios to postpone the release of major blockbuster movies and theatres to shut down but also brought production of major films and television series to a halt.
With many other major productions temporarily shut down around the world, Sony Pictures was also forced to postpone the release date of its highly anticipated Venom 2 despite wrapping the film production.
The Tom Hardy led Marvel film ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ was originally set to debut on October 2, 2020, but was later pushed back eight months to hit the theaters on June 25, 2021, amid the ongoing crisis.
In recent interview with Vanity Fair, producer Dan Wilson finally opened up on the current status of the high-profile film, revealing that director Andy Serkis is remotely working on the post-production.
Wilson also revealed that they’re still not sure about when they would begin with the film’s reshoots which are an inevitable process especially with most high-scale productions like Venom 2.
“Nobody wants to go into an environment that’s going to be risky and that goes for crew members too. It’s not just talent. It’s everybody involved on set,” Wilson said.
“There’s a nervousness and that’s natural and understandable. In the plans that we’ve discussed, they’ve certainly taken that into account and we’ll see when we get there, I guess.”
Andy Serkis, who has featured in two Marvel Studios films, is all set to direct Venom 2 marking his first foray in directing a comic book feature.
‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ will mark Andy Serkis’ third feature film as director following ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’, which was released on Netflix last year.
Venom 2 will bring back Tom Hardy who will be reprising his role as the symbiote-possessed Eddie Brock, alongside Michelle Williams as Anne Weying.
‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ will also feature Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady – the serial killer who bonds with another symbiote that turns him into the lethal comic book villain called Carnage.
The much-awaited sequel will also see Naomie Harris (Skyfall) playing another symbiote known as Shriek.