Sony’s Venom has officially been rated PG-13 and Fandango managing editor Erik Davis has stated that the reason involves a potential Spider-Man appearance in the future.
While some fans were hoping that Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off film would be rated R, studio sources informed Davis that the film has been rated PG-13 so the titular character can face Spider-Man at some point. While Spider-Man’s involvement in Sony’s own Marvel Universe has been uncertain to most fans, an R-rated Venom would make a future encounter between the wall-crawler and the anti-hero difficult to realize.
#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
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Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.
Venom will be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.