One of the most anticipated films being released next year is definitely Sony’s Venom. Venom has always been one of the most vicious of all Spider-Man characters. So given this it would’nt be surprising for the film to receive an R-rating. This rating was recently hinted at by producer Matthew Tolmach, when he was asked point-blank whether the film would be PG-13 or R. And while he wouldn’t confirm anything he did say:
“We’re gonna do the right one.”
Which given the past success of other R-rated superhero films like Deadpool and Logan, the commercial prospects of R-rated comic book films look very promising. And given the criticisms of the neutered PG-13 Venom in Spider-Man 3 it would make sense for the new solo film to go the rated R route.
During the interview Tolmach was also asked about whether Venom would crossover with the MCU and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Naturally he didn’t confirm anything outright but his answer while non-committal may point to the film being linked to Marvel’s cinematic universe. Tolmach stated that:
“We are making a Venom movie is what I’m going to say. We’re making a Venom movie with Tom Hardy and I think you will be very pleased.”
The non-committal nature of the answer has some fans thinking that there is a chance Tom Hardy’s Venom could meet Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Which while we have heard in the past Venom would take place in its own universe, Tolmach’s reluctance to say this outright and his comment of “you will be very pleased,” has new speculation springing up.
Venom is set to swing into theaters on October 5, 2018