A New “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Featurette Reveals Fresh Footage
This Monday saw the release of the official trailer for director Andy Serkis‘s Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Now, a new featurette reveals just how seriously the multi-talented Serkis took on the challenge of stepping into Venom’s world.
“I’ve been making this directing journey for a decade,” Serkis says at the top of the video. “To enter into this level of fan-based, really adored franchise world, is a big responsibility.”
Serkis is not new to directing, of course, nor is he new to utilizing the latest technology to create stunningly photorealistic effects. He has long been one of the most knowledgable, capable actors when it comes to motion-capture performance. His work as Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and as Caesar the ape in the Planet of the Apes reboot attest to that. He also served as second unit director on Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, then made his directorial debut with Breathe. Then he brought his knowledge of motion capture and his increasing directing chops together for his sophomore directorial effort Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. All of which led him to the world of Venom.
“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. I’ve spent a considerable amount of my life playing a character with two sides to his personality. There was common ground there.”
Venom: Let There Be Carnage has given Serkis his biggest stage yet to apply his decades’ worth of film knowledge. The movie is the sequel to Ruben Fleischer’s 2018’s film Venom, and will find Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock trying to learn to live with his alien symbiote alter-ego, Venom. As the title suggests, Venom will have to square off against a bigger, meaner alien symbiote, Carnage, who has hitched a ride in the body of serial killer Cletus Kasday (Woody Harrelson).
Joining Hardy and Harrelson are Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Stephen Graham.
Check out the featurette below. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is due in theaters on September 24.
Here’s the synopsis for Venom: Let There Be Carnage:
Over a year after the events of Venom (2018), investigative journalist Eddie Brock struggles to adjust to life as the host of the alien symbiote Venom, which grants him super-human abilities in order to be a lethal vigilante. Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution.
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Featured image: An image from “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.” Courtesy Sony Pictures.