Ruben Fleischer Is Out, and VENOM 2 Is Looking for Its New Director
Rumors have been flying around the past few months about the status of the director of the next Venom movie. People were pretty sure Ruben Fleischer, director of Venom, wouldn’t be back for its sequel, and now we know that to be true. Kelly Marcel is set to return to write the script, with Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson back to star. Production is scheduled to start in Atlanta in November, so now all they need is a director.
I’m no expert, but if I had to choose a replacement, I’d start with either Jennifer Lynch (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Agents of Shield, The Walking Dead), the daughter of director David Lynch, or Jeremy Webb (The Punisher, The Umbrella Academy, Mercy Street, Downton Abbey). They each have a history of working on projects I like, dark, and humorous, with some superhero stuff mixed in. I think they could both be suitable for this project. But I’d also be down for some new skin in the game. Give the project to an up and comer. Venom put butts in seats just because it was Marvel, but didn’t do that well for a Marvel movie. So expectations are low, with great potential to raise the stakes. I think it would be the perfect opportunity for a new director to get their name out there.
What do you think? Who would you like to see direct Venom 2?