VENOM Producer Reveals Whether Or Not The Sequel Will Be An R-Rated Adventure

There's been a lot of backlash surrounding Sony's decision to make Venom PG-13 and now producer Avi Arad shares his thoughts on whether or not the sequel will take things in an R-Rated direction...

Leading up to the release of Venom, many of the people involved with the movie indicated that it would end up being R-Rated and when the PG-13 Marvel Comics adaptation hit theaters, they all pretended that they never said that would be the case! So, with Carnage confirmed as the villain of the sequel, an R-Rating seems inevitable, right? Unfortunately not according to producer Avi Arad.

Despite Cletus Kasady being well-suited to an R-Rated setting, Arad actually believes that the character can still be done justice without one, something many comic book fans are bound to take issue with. 


"When you hear Carnage, the only thing you can think of is R," the producer said. "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."

Do you think the Venom sequel will be able to do Carnage justice without an R-Rating? The first movie certainly managed to get across Venom's love of eating brains with blood and guts splattering across the screen so it's certainly possible. As always, share your thoughts in the comments section below. 
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