Sony isn’t messing around with their Spider-Man-less Spider-verse.

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, Academy Award-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson has signed on to shoot the sequel to last year’s surprise hit Venom starring Tom Hardy.

Richardson is one of the industry’s most coveted cinematographers. He’s collaborated with a number of Hollywood’s top talents, including Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino. So far in his illustrious career, Richardson has netted multiple Oscars for his work on the films Hugo, The Aviator and JFK. Richardson most recently shot Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The announcement comes hot off the heels of the news that Andy Serkis will be directing Venom 2. Richardson previously served as the cinematographer for Serkis’s directorial debut in 2017’s Breathe.

Tom Hardy is returning as the San Francisco journalist Eddie Brock who shares his existence with an extraterrestrial symbiote named Venom. Michelle Williams is expected to return as his on-again-off-again love interest. Woody Harrelson is joining the cast in a more official capacity as Cletus Kasady, who becomes ravaged by a similar alien symbiote called Carnage.

Adding talent can only be a good thing. Throw in the fact that I quite enjoyed the first Venom film and this is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated films for next year.

Venom 2 lands in theaters October 2, 2020.

What do you make of this news? Does it excite you even more for Venom? Or were you hurt by the first film so bad that nothing could prepare you for the upcoming sequel? Jump down to the comments below and let me know!


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