Avi Arad, a producer for Venom, says that the sequel and depiction of Carnage doesn’t need to be rated R.
R-rated superhero films are quite popular these days, thanks to the big success of movies like Deadpool and Logan. Venom is a movie that would have lent itself to such a rating but, however, the studio opted against it.
Venom 2 seems like it will be showcasing the villain Carnage – a truly violent Marvel character – suggesting that perhaps the sequel might instead go down this R-rated path. However, producer Avi Arad told Collider that this probably won’t happen:
“When you hear Carnage, the only thing you can think of is R. But, if you know his story, if you really know the comic, there’s no R here. He’s a tortured soul. It’s not about what he does, because we never have to show the knife going from here to there, and the blood is pouring. What you have to show is, what is the motivation? Was he born like that, or [is he] someone we should feel for, because if you succeeding in making a villain someone you can feel for, jackpot.”
Some may be disappointed by this news but given the box office success of Venom’s opening weekend, you can hardly blame them for not wanting to deprive the same audience of a sequel.
Would you like to see Venom 2 go R-rated? Can they do Carnage justice in a PG-13 movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and features a cast that includes Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze, Sope Aluko and Ron Cephas Jones.