There’s been something of a backlash against the infuriating decision to turn what was originally announced as an ‘R’-rated project into a ‘PG-13’ – albeit one that the filmmakers claim pushes the limits of the rating as producer Matt Tolmach recently said:

“Everyone is asking us, is there an R-rated cut sitting there? There isn’t. We came into this production and the development of the movie wanting to make a movie that was true to Venom, true to the comics, and true to the character, but at the same time is a movie that 13-year-olds, 14-year-olds can see. We had to push right up against it. We’re 15+ in England. It’s not like we just wanted to make a family film. We wanted to push it as hard as we could, but also to make it accessible. That was always the goal.”

Anyway, I’m not sure that Tolmach, director Ruben Fleischer and the Sony execs were much pleased with what star Tom Hardy had to say when ‘ComicsExplained’ asked him about his favorite scene. His reply:

“Things that aren’t in this movie. There are like 30 to 40 minutes worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie… all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. You know what I mean? They just never made it in.”

Obviously, it’s typical that a lot of footage is removed from the final cut of a film, especially when it undergoes re-shoots which Venom did. And it doesn’t sound like Hardy’s talking about gory footage – though I guess that it could be of a darker nature than the rating would allow. But it’s odd for Hardy to come out and say all this – though I respect him for doing so. He clearly thinks the present cut is lacking somewhat.

Well, we shall find out for ourselves on October 5.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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