“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” has a new director, with Andy Serkis taking over the reins from Rueben Fleischer. There were some changes in the writing department, too. Kelly Marcel once again wrote the film’s screenplay, but this time, Tom Hardy is getting a “Story by” credit in the film.
Speaking to Empire Magazine, Marcel elaborated on Hardy’s behind-the-scenes role in drafting “Let There Be Carnage,” which marks his first ever writing credit. “This is new for him, to get credit,” Marcel told Empire , “but it’s not new for him to be this involved. He’s absolutely 100% committed to everything that he does.” The writer elaborated on Hardy’s dedication to the story, saying, “He’s married to Venom. He loves this character. He’s very involved in what he thinks should happen.”
Marcel wrote the actual screenplay herself; however, it was conversations with Hardy that helped solidify the story. “We spent months breaking the story together on FaceTime, riffing on ideas, seeing what worked, seeing what didn’t,” Marcel said. “Then I took everything we spoke about and holed up somewhere for three months quietly, knocking out a script.”
Knowing how dedicated Hardy is to both the story and the character makes us even more excited for this anticipated sequel. For now, though, we’ll have to stick to rewatching the trailer, looking for some more hints on what’s to come.