The battle of the symbiotes will apparently look good in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The film will hit theaters on October 1. In fact, according to the listing on official ticketing websites such as AMC and Fandango, the running time of the film is 90 minutes. Taking into account the end credits of the post-credit scene, the sequel seems to be surprisingly short, considering how long most other movies of its kind seem to be these days.
It makes sense for epic crossover movies about superheroes like Avengers: Endgame and Zack Snyder’s Justice League to run for three or four hours. Even so, solo superhero movies usually still last at least two hours. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is now in theaters, lasts two hours and twelve minutes. Even the original venom ran much longer than the one hour and fifty-two minutes sequel, extending the running times of Thor: The Dark World and The Incredible Hulk. Nothing but The new mutants comes close with just four minutes more than the new one venom at 94 minutes. Roger Corman’s Fantastic four is also 90 minutes long, but that movie wasn’t released and wasn’t quite there by the end of the day.
It was also recently revealed that Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been rated PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence and action, strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references.” This is the same review as the first one venom, although some fans still hoped for that R rating after the success of movies like Deadpool 2 and joker. Star Tom Hardy had also previously campaigned for an R rating, but noted that it wasn’t his fault.
“To be fair, the thing could be rated R,” Hardy explained earlier. “It can turn into for youngsters or children. My little ones watch them Spider Man and venom very comfortable, and venom toys appear and LEGO appears in my nostrils in the morning. So it’s not like they’re scared of him, but at the same time, there’s a lot about the real estate that you can really imbue with a complete sense of free ultra-violence if you really wanted to. And I think you have the right people for that job if you want to push it because that’s where I’d love to go. And I’d love to go through all of them avengers also with him. But that’s above my salary.”
Andy Serkis directs Venom: Let There Be Carnage, successor to original director Ruben Fleischer. Hardy contributed to the story with screenwriter Kelly Marcel. Along with Hardy in the lead role, the sequel also brings in Woody Harrelson as serial killer Cletus Kasady, who ends up hosting the symbiote Carnage. Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott and Stephen Graham also star.
Like many movies, Venom: Let There Be Carnage had a release date that shifted greatly due to the pandemic. Based on the success of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the venom the sequel was recently pushed forward to debut two weeks earlier than expected on October 1, 2021. The movie will apparently be short, but let’s hope it’s a fun ride.
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