Sony’s new Venom movie spinoff of the Spider-Man: Homecoming franchise has amassed the official cast and creative team, after many years in development ring.
There are many unknowns when it comes to the movie, but fans are hoping that Sony will angle for a darker, Rated-R tone for this movie. It is an approach that has worked wonders for Wolverine and Deadpool.
While at New York Comic Con, McFarlane had said the following about the Venom movie rating:
“The only thing that’s warming my heart – I mean Tom Hardy is obviously a good choice – the thing that’s warming my heart is they’re saying it’s going to be R. So now the question is (and I haven’t read the script), like what does that mean? Because again, we’ve seen a couple “R movies” right? I mean we’ve seen Logan and we’ve seen Deadpool… So it would be interesting to me to see what they do. I mean I know what I would do if they gave me that character; I would scare the sh*t out of people with it. I don’t know if they want to go that far with it, cause again, you can sell a lot of shirts and toys if you don’t completely scare people, so it will be interesting.”
McFarlane goes on a few controversy and says that he was not impressed with Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight and he did not think that he was as scary enough. McFarlane is making a movie based on Spawn character that will have many darker influences, so we can see what his definition of “scary” is.
Tom Hardy will star as Eddie Brock/Venom; Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams will be the female lead and Jenny Slate is playing a scientist and Star Wars’ Riz Ahmed is in talks for Carnage. The script is being written by Kelly Marcel.
Venom will be in theaters on October 5, 2018.