Sony Reportedly Wants ‘Venom’ To Be R-Rated In New Film Universe

Sony Pictures have been on the news radar quite a lot in the past few weeks with the reports of the Venom movie getting closer to happening as well as now a film centered on Silver Sable and Black Cat. While Sony is still collaborating with Marvel Studios on their Spider-Man franchise with Spider-Man: Homecoming, it appears Sony is planning a universe of their own with Spidey related characters.

Collider reported today that Sony apparently wants their Venom film to be R-rated as it kicks off this new cinematic universe of theirs. The site also mentioned that the budget is expected to be “modest”. While things could change on the rating front once a director has been attached to the project, at least now we know that we could be getting an R-rated Venom film next fall. It remains to be seen if the studio is aiming for a similar rating for the Silver Sable and Black Cat film.

Sony’s Venom is currently scheduled for release on October 5, 2018.

Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah, opens on Friday, July 7.

Sony’s untitled Miles Morales/Spider-Man animated film, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, comes out in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: Collider

Spider-Man Villains Ready For The Big Screen

Spider-Man: Homecoming hasn’t even hit the big screen yet and fans are already clamoring for more Spider-Man. Second only to Batman, Spider-Man has the most threatening and entertaining rogues gallery in all comics. With countless TV shows and 5 movies already under his belt, it’s up to the creative folks over at Sony and Marvel to ensure his future on-screen adventures feel different from everything that’s come before.

Part of making sure any sequels to Homecoming feel fresh is featuring villains who haven’t already been used on the big screen. Sorry Green Goblin fans, but I never want to see Spider-Man fight an Osborne in theaters again. I’m already annoyed that I’ve seen Peter’s origin two times in the movies, so I really don’t want to see him take down the same villains again and again.

Is your favorite villain not on the list? Well head to the comments and tell me who I forgot to include!

Hit the Next button for a crash course on some of  the villains who should fight Spider-Man on the big screen in the future.

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.