We more than likely have Spider-Man to thank, as it's revealed Venom will have a PG-13 rating, and not an R-rating like a lot of fans were hoping for.
In addition, it's said the run-time for Venom is around 1 hour and 52 minutes, and also that it's tracking for around a $60 – $85 million opening weekend.
Regarding why Venom is rated PG-13, it's thought because Sony wants to connect Venom to not only Spider-Man, but the MCU as well, including the Avengers.
The director recently dropped a bomb in that he couldn't talk if Spider-Man is in the movie.
“I honestly don’t know what I’m allowed to say,” Fleischer told the LA Times. “I mean, I know the answer — I’ve seen the movie. But I don’t want to get in trouble for saying something I’m not supposed to.”
Likewise, an earlier report stated Sony wants to connect Venom to the Avengers, and that Tom Hardy and director Ruben Fleischer are injecting humor into the film.
The previous report made mention that Sony doesn't want Venom to be too dark and gory as it "could preclude other film match-ups, not just with Peter Parker’s alter-ego, but also with other members of the extended" MCU.
It's said Tom Hardy and director Ruben Fleischer have been working to inject humor into the story of journalist Eddie Brock whose body and mind are taken over by an alien symbiote.
The film has an October 5, 2018 release also starring Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott and Ron Cephas Jones, with the movie described as: One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
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