‘Venom’ Director Ruben Fleischer Promises that the Violence in the Film will be “Pushed to the Hilt”

In a recent interview with the LA Times, the director of Sony’s Venom insists that he didn’t skimp out on any Venom-style mayhem in the film, promising that the violence in the film will be “pushed to the hilt”.

Fleischer went on to explain that his film was made to stand-out from the typical super-hero fare of the day, saying that he felt “…like the casting, the aesthetic and the character himself all combine to make something that just feels different.  Tonally it doesn’t remind you of other movies. It doesn’t feel like we just tried to do what everyone else is doing…. The DC universe is so aggressively dark and the Marvel universe has become so light. It was kind of exciting to craft something that just felt a little bit more real and grounded and in our world.”

Although the film has not been rated yet, many sources have indicated that Venom will be gunning for a “hard” PG-13 rating.  Variety recently reported that Venom “…should push the very limits of PG-13 without crossing over into a higher rating. The feeling is that will give the studio greater leeway for future installments that will feature Spider-Man, something Venom does not do. Any Spider-Man movie will carry a PG-13 rating because the wall-crawler is more family friendly, and if Venom is too dark and gory, it might preclude other film match-ups, not just with Peter Parker’s alter-ego, but also with other members of the extended Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Some people are sure to be disappointed by this news (the lack of an R-rating) but Fleischer did say that his “… touchstones for Venom were more along the lines of early 1980s horror films such as An American Werewolf in London and buddy comedies like 48 Hrs. and Midnight Run” so this should make fans feel better about the director’s stylistic choices and overall tone concerning his version of Venom.

Judge for yourself on October 5 when Venom creeps into your local theater and come back to Horror News Network for a full review.

 

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

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