Marvel fans may be looking forward to the release of the Spider-Man franchise spin-off. However, the October 3rd premiere of the final cut of Venom will be a bittersweet experience for its lead star, Tom Hardy.
In an interview with ComicsExplained, the actor was asked about his favorite parts in the much-anticipated film, to which he admitted none of them have made it to the finished edit. “Things that aren’t in this movie,” he said.
Further speaking of the final cut of Venom, Tom Hardy said: “There are like 30 to 40 minutes worth of scene that aren’t in this movie… all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes. You know what I mean? They just never made it in.”
Still, the film’s executive producer Matt Tolmach has previously denied the ongoing rumors that the most shocking scenes were removed from the final cut of Venom in order to make it PG-13 appropriate.
“There isn’t some phantom version of the movie,” Tolmach said last week. “Everyone is asking us that. Is there an R-rated cut sitting there? There isn’t.”
“We only ever talked about this movie as being PG-13,” director Ruben Fleisher insisted. “What I’ve said in the past is that we wanted to push the violence to the hilt. The Dark Knight was always a huge reference point for me, personally, just as far as how far you could take a PG-13.”
So what can we expect from the final cut of Venom? A little less Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool, but a little more Heath Ledger’s Joker. Which isn’t necessarily that bad. Am I right?