VENOM 2: It Looks Like Director Ruben Fleischer Won't Be Returning To Helm Sony's Sequel

VENOM 2: It Looks Like Director Ruben Fleischer Won't Be Returning To Helm Sony's Sequel

With the Venom sequel said to be director-less and heading into production this fall, Sony is scrambling to find a filmmaker to board the project. But who should step in to fill in Fleischer's shoes?...

Considering the conflicts director Ruben Fleischer and Sony Pictures had throughout the making of Venom, the finished product ultimately came out with a surprisingly distinct tone -  a scattered yet undeniably entertaining one filled with dark humor and Tom Hardy zaniness.

When it was reported that Sony was officially developing a sequel, the trades mentioned that Fleischer was "unlikely" to return, and now Discussing Film reckon they've confirmed that to be the case. 

Sony has more than likely begun the search for a new director already, but here are just three filmmakers I personally believe would be a great fit to helm the symbiote sequel. 

Fede Alvarez

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Working off of his filmography, Fede Alvarez seems to be a very fitting replacement for Ruben Fleischer. With movies like Don't Breathe and the Evil Dead remake, it is no doubt that he has Sam Raimi in his corner as well. With his horror influenced style, and tendency to get fantastic performances from his actors, (see Stephen Lang in Don't Breathe) Sony should give Alvarez a call.

Drew Goddard

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If you've been in the CBM community for a while Drew Goddard is a name you should recognize. The director has a passion for superhero projects in his veins, yet most of his projects never come fully realized. The closest Goddard has gotten to his original intentions was his sting on Daredevil, and though he was initially was going to showrun the Marvel masterpiece, his influence can still be seen throughout the whole first season. As a director, he recently released the underseen Bad Times at the El Royale, no doubt one of the best films of 2018. Sony has been toying with the director for a while, it's about time he gets a CBM project into fruition.

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

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I know what you're thinking, but hear me out. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been mostly known for their comedic work on films like The Interview and This is the End, but their television comic book adaptaions have impressed audiences. As self-proclaimed comic book junkies Rogen and Goldberg take chances, launching series' like Preacher and the upcoming Amazon series The Boys. In regards to Venom, they have it's sense of humour down, but they also have the willingness to take dark turns and risks.

Other suggestions include anyone who has directed/will direct a Godzilla/King Kong movie.

Who do you think should direct the Venom sequel?
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