Kelly Marcel Reveals Why Andy Serkis Was The Best To Direct Venom: Let There Be Carnage
by Meenakshi | Mon, 11 Oct 2021 09:19:55 GMT
Source: Maximo TV

Kelly Marcel, who serves as one of the writers of Sony Pictures' newly released superhero blockbuster Venom: Let There Be Carnage has shared why Andy Serkis was the best to direct the film.

"Firstly, I just completely embarrassed myself by fangirling because I was just such a huge fan," Marcel told the website. "It was Tom's idea, he came to me and was like, 'What do you think about Andy Serkis?' I probably screamed for a few minutes. Then he was asked to come on to the movie by Tom and I had lunch with Andy in Los Angeles, and it was just embarrassing. Basically, I asked him to do a Gollum impression, I was just really like, 'Oh my god, it is really Andy Serkis.' I was losing my shit. So yes, I was very excited when Andy came on board, then I calmed down, somewhat, the 47-year-old screenwriter said while speaking with DiscussingFilms.

"He was the perfect addition to the team and he really got the tone of what we were trying to do, which is a sort of weird balance between rom-com mixed with horror," the writer added. "Andy was just so down for that. But also, he's brilliant with CGI and knows how to make a creature feel real. He's also the loveliest man on the planet, by the way," she added.

Marcel worked in Venom: Let There Be Carnage along with screenwriter Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. The film featured superstars like Michelle Williams in the role of Anne Weying, Naomie Harris In the role of Frances Barrison, Stephen Graham in the role of Mulligan, Tom Hardy in the role of Venom also known as Eddie Brock, Reid Scott in the role of Dan Lewis, and films main villain Woody Harrelson in the role of Cletus Kasady also known as Carnage. The film was released in theatres on 30th September, 2021.

It looks like her hard work along with other cast and crew of the film is really paying off as the film passed $100 million at the box office last weekend, becoming one of the fastest to reach the record with the likes of Marvel Studios Shang-Chi and The Legends of Ten Rings and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow film.

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With Andy Serkis serving as the director of the film and production under Sony Pictures, it is a follow-up of Ruben Fleischer's Venom film, released in 2018.

Kelly Marcel with Aline Brosh McKenna and Steve Zissis also wrote the story of Disney studios latest blockbuster Cruella, which is an on-screen adaptation of the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, the film starred Emma Stone in the role of Estella Miller / Cruella de Vil, Emma Thompson in the role of Baroness von Hellman, Joel Fry in the role of Jasper Badun, Paul Walter Hause in the role of Horace Badun, Emily Beecham in the role of Catherine Miller, Kirby Howell-Baptiste in the role of Anita "Tattletale" Darling, Mark Strong in the role of John and John McCrea in the role of Artie.