Director Andy Serkis Shares 'Coming Out' Scene in 'Venom' Sequel

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday September 28, 2021
Originally published on September 27, 2021

Tom Hardy in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage."
Tom Hardy in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage."   (Source:IMDb)

Actor and film director Andy Serkis says the audience is in for a bit of an LGBTQ pride surprise in his new film "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." According to Serkis, the titular character has a "coming out" scene.

In an interview with Uproxx, Serkis explained that a rave scene in the move was originally to be set in a "carnival of the damned" but changed because of Tom Hardy (who plays main character Eddie Brock) had a special relationship with British-Nigerian rapper Little Simz.

"She actually had made a song, unbeknownst to her, called 'Venom' that connected very much with the first movie. And so Tom got in touch with her and that song became sort of the focus," Serkis said. The song reportedly inspired Hardy and co-writer Kelly Marcel to formulate a "coming out" party scene.

"Well, Tom and Kelly were always about Venom coming out and going to a party that was a very sort of an LGBTQIA kind of festival, really, I'd call it, and so this is his coming out party basically. This is Venom's coming-out party," said Serkis. "What is interesting is that it's just like, here he is kind of, he says in the movie, 'We must stop this cruel treatment of aliens.' He said, 'You know, we all live on this ball of rock,' you know? And so he inadvertently becomes a kind of ... he's speaking for the other. He's speaking for freedom of the other."

If that isn't clear enough, there is one relationship that is clearly about love says Serkis, and that's the relationship between Eddie adn Venom.

"Absolutely they do love each other and that's the kind of the center of the movie is that love affair, that central love affair," he said.

"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is out in theaters Oct. 2. Will you be watching?