Venom movie rating and runtime revealed


With tickets for the director Ruben Fleischer Venom now on sale, the duration and the rating of the film have been revealed and it is 1 h 52 minutes… and PG-13 – which should not surprise anyone. If Sony wanted to pursue the R rating for the antihero, they would have announced it during the filming of the movie, in the same way dead Pool made during production. Even though some were hoping that we would get a super violent and dark Venom adult movie, I never believed this was happening for two reasons: Spider-Man and Marvel.

While Venom is going to exist outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that doesn’t mean it’s going to stay there forever. At some point, the Sony / Marvel deal that allows Spider-Man and other members of the MCU to interact in each other’s movies could end. If that happened, Sony would absolutely star Venom and Spider-Man in a movie together and they would as soon as a script was written.


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The other reason to keep Venom PG-13 must allow the option of bringing it into the MCU. While I haven’t heard that Marvel wants that to happen, for Sony, why limit your options? The point is, you can’t create an ultra-violent, R-rated Venom then bring him into the MCU alongside, say, Ant-Man or the other Marvel characters. Do this kind of Venom the film limits your options down the road, and when you think long term, PG-13 is the only option for the studio. In addition, with Venom being PG-13, it’s a safe bet that all the other films in the Spider Man the cinematographic universe also aims for classification adapted to children.

While I’m sure this PG-13 rating is going to get many Marvel fans debating what this means, I don’t think the rating really matters. I’ve seen a lot of PG-13 movies that push the boundaries of what they can do onscreen (The black Knight pencil scene, for example) and also saw a ton of R rated movies that should have been PG-13 (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and each movie with just two swear words). All I care about is if Venom is all good. Because if the movie kicks your ass, the only thing people will talk about on October 5the that’s when Sony will release the sequel.


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Written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff pinkner, and Kelly Marcel and Will Beal, Venom opens on October 5 and also stars Michelle williams, Ahmed Rice, Scott haze, and Reid scott.

Here is the official connection for Venom:

One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex, and badass characters is coming to the big screen, with Oscar-nominated actor Tom Hardy as the deadly protector Venom.

Take a look at our recent articles on Venom below and let me know what you think of the rating in the comments section.


Image via Sony Pictures


Image via Sony Pictures



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