Following the release of the Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer yesterday, Apple TV took it upon themselves to release a short featurette about the film (only available on the app). Director Andy Serkis spoke about his experience directing the film, and why he gravitates towards this character and story.
“It very much felt it was in my wheelhouse. Creating characters using CG is obviously something I’ve been very involved with for the last 2 decades now. I’ve spent a considerable amount of my life playing a character with two sides to his personality[…] and there’s common ground there. The digital characters have got to seriously act, they’ve got to be totally believable. I wanted to find a physical vocabulary for Carnage that was entirely different to Venom. Everything is always underpinned by reality and truth[…] I think it’s the perfect movie in a way because it’s very celebratory of what cinema can do.”
So there we have it. It’s very nice to hear the now 3rd-time film director talk about his time making the movie, and especially the type of care that went into the project. I was very surprised to hear his name attached when it was announced, but taking into account his experience and craftwork with past CG characters, the film will surely be a delight when it comes out.
Carnage first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #361 and has since gone on to be a beloved but brutal character in the Spider-Man corner of the Marvel Universe. The film will mark his first live-action appearance ever, and is sure to bring plenty of excitement when he hits the silver screen for the first time later this year.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to be released in theaters on September 24, 2021. The film marks the return of Venom to the big screen and stars Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Stephen Graham, Michelle Williams, and Naomie Harris.