TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - September 14, 2018
With The Predator now in theaters, the next big event film is October 5's Venom, which is currently tracking for an opening weekend in the $60-70 million range. The Tom Hardy fronted film also now has an official rating, and to no one's surprise, the film will be PG-13, following in the footsteps of other neutered comic book films like Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Suicide Squad.
You would think, in the post Deadpool & Logan world, these companies would've realized there's a market for R rated comic book movies. Apparently there's a reason, though not a very good one, for the kid friendlier rating...
#Venom is officially rated PG-13. Hearing from studio sources the reason is so that Venom and Spider-Man can face off at some point down the line. If the movie is R, it’s hard to do that. pic.twitter.com/dBZzgY18k3
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) September 13, 2018
This new TV spot doesn't give us much in the way of new footage, but it is set to that ridiculous Eminem theme song. Every time I think I want to see this movie, I just listen to that theme song and am reminded of what a terrible, terrible idea that was...
If nothing else, the film's 112 minute running time—that's right kids, a comic book movie UNDER two hours. That's cause for celebration, I suppose.
Venom opens on October 5.