It is true that Venom – 35% did not leave the best taste in the mouths of the viewers, however, Tom Hardy’s work as the protagonist is something that continues to motivate several fans to give both the character and his story a second chance. Some critics described the first Ruben Fleischer-directed installment as a messy film in which the protagonist was not allowed to bond with the symbiote, but for others, it at least managed to be entertaining.
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His second attempt, now under the direction of actor and filmmaker Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, promises to focus on what did not develop as it should at first, as the director himself has commented that this will be something like “a story of love ”between the host, Eddie Brock, and his alien guest. But it will also have those moments of shocking action with a battle against a dangerous antagonist played by Woody Harrelson.
The challenge of this sequel will be not to commit the same sins as the first, and must show more order in its narrative, so Serkis has ensured that he put his priorities on the table so that each element, scene and action can develop without wasting time . During a question and answer session with the filmmaker, organized by IGN (via ComicBook), the also director of Una Razón Para Vivir – 67% confirmed the running time of his film.
Andy pointed out that the film will last 90 minutes, that is, an hour and a half, but explained in detail what led him to this decision and how the time will be distributed as the story of the popular comic book character unfolds.
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In reality, it was always going to be [más ágil]. We always wanted this movie to be a really exciting journey. And one [película] quick and muscular … not to wander too much with the exposure. But having said that, I think what we’ve done is strike a real balance between dropping anchor with all the characters so that you feel like you’re completely immersed in them and that we’re not rushing into the next battle or part of the action.
The director sought a balance where the characters had the opportunity to develop, but also managed to reach the knot of the story soon, where the protagonist and the antagonist would face in a battle that lives up to the title. In addition, it has been commented that in the script they looked for Carnage to arrive at the right time “without delaying too much.” It is worth mentioning that not only was Kelly Marcel (also a screenwriter for Cruella – 93%), but the same Tom hardy he plunged into it.
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Finally, Andy Serkis He also talked about how he got to the tone he was looking for and the rhythm that the story required for the relationship between Eddie and Venom, and his encounter with the red symbiote that intends to unleash a huge slaughter.
It gets you. Like, once Carnage comes to life, Eddie hides in [la] nothing to get there and tries to track it down. So it had its own kind of internal energy and rhythm that you couldn’t escape from.