Tom Hardy will not only play Eddie Brock in Venom 2, but he will have another role in the movie. It is what the director of Venom 2, Andy Serkis, said that Hardy will take care more on the movie production process. And the role is that he will help Kelly Marcel to write the story.
Yes, Tom Hardy will involve more in the process to reduce negative reviews as the first movie had. Serkis is so far satisfied with Hardy’s work that he gets clearer ideas about the direction of the story. He, however, hopes that the characters will also have another direction in the movie. Here is Serkis’s full statement about the involvement of Hardy in the writing process:
“[Tom Hardy is in the] beginning stages, so I’ve got some very clear ideas about the journey, [and what] I’d like to see visually, and how we can take the characters into another direction”.
It is a good start for Tom Hardy, considering his lack of experience in story writing. Yes, he has written only Taboo, a TV series drama that he and his father, Chips Hardy, co-created. Nevertheless, referring to the director’s comment about his work, it is probably also a good sign for a promising Venom 2.
While it is confirmed that Tom Hardy is taking part in the story writing, we probably will see a different touch in Venom 2. Looking back at Hardy’s preference (as shown in Taboo), he likes a violent story. This actually suits Serkis’ taste like we can see in his Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Moreover, you better not forget that Marcel is also the writer of Fifty Shades of Grey. Thus, we will probably see a more terrifying version of Venom 2.
So, do you think Tom Hardy’s touch will make Venom 2 more outstanding?