Updated August 5, 7 p.m. EST: Andy Serkis has confirmed that he will direct the still officially untitled Venom sequel, posting an image of himself with a copy of the story Venom: Lethal Protector to break the news.
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Original Story: Andy Serkis will direct the sequel to 2018's Venom, according to Variety. Star Tom Hardy is expected to return as Eddie Brock.
Serkis was previously reported to be a finalist for the job alongside Rupert Wyatt of Rise of the Planet of the Apes fame and Bumblebee's Travis McKnight. The actor/director appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther as the villainous Ulysses Klaue.
The first Venom film was directed by Ruben Fleisher, who will not return for the sequel.
No release date for the untitled Venom sequel has been announced.