First Venom Reactions Call It A Ridiculous, Pre-MCU Comic Book Movie

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And as he told GameSpot during a recent interview, figuring out how to make up for Spidey's absence in the movie was "the most challenging part" of production.

"I hate to break it to you", Ahmed said with a chuckle.

"They're scenes that aren't in this movie".

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Tom Hardy, who plays Eddie Brock/Venom in the film, sat down with co-star Riz Ahmed last week for an interview with Comics Explained, and in the course of that interview they got a pretty straightforward press junket question: What was their favorite scene in the movie to film?

Hardy has already signed on for two more Venom movies, with the caveat that the trilogy will only go ahead if the first film is a hit.

The film's executive producer Matt Tolmach has poured cold water on rumours that the film's most shocking scenes were cut to ensure it would receive a PG-13 certificate in the US. 'Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. Now, it should be noted that there's a slight chance that Hardy could be joking around a bit. You'd have to have one of them undergo a massive tonal shift to fit with the other, and I personally don't want to see grimdark Peter or peppy, quippy Venom.

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Despite director Ruben Fleischer saying on numerous occasions that they were going incredibly dark and violent with their take on the villain-or anti-hero, in this incarnation-Sony ultimately went with a PG-13 rating in order to make sure they could get all the money they possibly could. Is there an R-rated cut sitting there?

Mike Ryan of Uproxx said: "I'm *fascinated* with VENOM". We're 15+ in England. It's not like we just wanted to make a family film. "That was always the goal".

Venom will be released in theaters on October 5, 2018, and Marvel recently launched an exclusive Venom comic book that is a prequel to the upcoming take on one of Marvel's most iconic characters.

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