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“I had to get back to them”: Andy Serkis Subtly Reveals He’s a DC Fanboy, Left Venom 3 to Reunite With Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson For The Batman 2

Andy Serkis Subtly Reveals He’s a DC Fanboy

Andy Serkis, the man known for portraying Ulysses Klaue in Black Panther claims that he is a big fanboy for DC. The actor claimed that he left the Venom franchise to pursue his interests in the universe of DC.

For the pursuits of Matt Reeve’s The Batman 2, Andy Serkis left his direction of Venom 3 to reprise his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming The Batman 2.

Andy Serkis in Black Panther (2018).
Andy Serkis in Black Panther (2018).

Andy Serkis Left Venom 3 To Star In The Batman 2

The DC fanboy is all set to enter the DC universe once again as his busy schedule made him drop Venom 3. Talking to The Rogue Ones podcast, the actor revealed his busy schedule which includes the Luther movie with Idris Elba, and an adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm book.

Andy Serkis as Alfred in The Batman (2022).
Andy Serkis as Alfred in The Batman (2022).

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Andy Serkis had previously directed Venom and Venom 2 which were not the best but received appreciation from the people. The actor had previously starred in as Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. 

“I felt like I was the custodian of Venom at a really interesting time and I really loved my time on it, but, yeah, the other projects that I’d already sort of had lined up – I had to get back to them, because they take so long to bring into the world.”

The Gollum actor continued about any updates on The Batman 2 which the actor loves dearly. He claimed that Matt Reeves is more connected to a story that the actor loves.

“That’s difficult to answer, but whatever happens, Matt Reeves is a genius storyteller and he always goes for the emotional heart of a story, and that was what I was so proud of was here was a relationship between Bruce and Alfred. That felt kind of emotionally powerful and connected and had so many undercurrents.

Andy Serkis further continued his love and adoration for Robert Pattinson, the actor known for playing Batman,

“To get to play that with Rob [Pattinson] – he’s such a good actor. So, I just hope there’s more of that. Plus maybe [Alfred] not getting injured so much next time.” 

From his statements, it can be clearly seen that Andy Serkis, along with his love for DC, genuinely loves playing the character of Alfred. The actor stated that he loves the relationship that the characters of Alfred and Bruce Wayne share.

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Andy Serkis Found The Rings of Power Brilliant

Andy Serkis as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings.
Andy Serkis as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings.

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Although the series stands at an average rating of 6.9/10 on IMDB, there were some admirers of The Rings of Power. Andy Serkis has been to Middle Earth before, playing the character of Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings trilogy. The actor loved his deep dive into the lore of Middle Earth once again by watching Amazon’s The Rings of Power.

Speaking to Collider, the actor appreciated the series for staying true to J.R.R. Tolkien’s legacy. Howard Shore was also associated with the series as its music composer which is more than enough to say about his work. Nevertheless, Andy Serkis also gave thanks for his brilliant music used in the series.

Andy Serkis’ busy schedule involves starring in Luther with Idris Elba and directing George Orwell’s Animal Farm book into a movie. Animal Farm has no release date as of now along with no confirmed date for Luther. The Batman 2 is expected to release the earliest by late 2024 or 2025.

The Rings of Power is available to stream on Prime Video. The Batman is available to stream on HBO Max.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.