Tom Hardy Called Andy Serkis for ‘Venom’ Motion Capture Help Before Deciding to Use CGI

Tom Hardy did not use motion-capture technology to bring Venom to life in the eponymous 2018 comic book blockbuster, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t consider it.

In a new interview with Uproxx, Gollum actor and motion-capture icon Andy Serkis revealed that he got a call from Hardy prior to the production of “Venom” asking if he would help him practice with motion-capture technology.

Serkis and Hardy never coordinated beyond the call, but now Serkis is directing the actor in the highly anticipated “Venom” sequel, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”“Tom and I knew each other a bit — have known each other for years and years and years and have wanted to work together for quite some time,” Serkis said about joining the “Venom” franchise.

“And whether it be as actors or whether it was me directing.

In fact, he called me before the first Venom and said, ‘Andy,

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