If you’re one of the many, many fans that were hoping to see an R-rated Venom hit the big screen this fall, we’re sorry to be the bearer of some disappointing news. The upcoming film has officially been rated PG-13.
Though we’re not getting the dark and sinister symbiote that we had originally hoped to see, the reason for the PG-13 rating just might be worth it. It was reported earlier that Venom‘s rating may be more on the mild side in order to allow for future expansion throughout the film’s universe. A mild approach to Venom keeps the doors open for a certain web-slinging superhero to make an appearance further down the line. Shying away from a slightly more intense R-rating gives Sony a greater possibility for future film installments involving Spider-Man.
Now that the film has officially received its PG-13 rating, tickets are now on sale for opening night and beyond! Check out the tweet from the official Venom Twitter page with the link included for ticket purchasing.
— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) September 14, 2018
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the cast of Venom includes Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Scott Haze, Jenny Slate and Reid Scott. Venom is based on the Marvel Comic’s character with a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker with Kelly Marcel and Will Beall. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal with David Householter and Stan Lee as executive producers.
The official film logline says:
While the film is not yet rated, Venom is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018. Check out the most recent trailer for the film HERE.
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