Venom will be hitting cinemas in a matter of days and we’re pretty close to finding out if the Tom Hardy led film would be able to do justice to popular comic book character. We saw Venom on the big screen over a decade ago with Spider-Man 3, portrayed by Topher Grace but as we all know, it wasn’t very good but fingers crossed for this one.
Venom will follow journalist Eddie Brock as he investigates the Life Foundation to revive his career following a scandal. He comes into contact with an alien symbiote which bonds with him, giving him superpowers. The film’s run-time clocks in at about 112 minutes which is a good amount of time for a standalone like this. However, it seems that a significant amount of the film has been trimmed down according to star Tom Hardy.
Speaking to Comics Explained, Hardy revealed that the film has at least 30 minutes of deleted footage, some of which were among his favorites. He said:
“There are like 30 to 40 minutes worth of scenes 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.”
Well, that sucks. Some may speculate that this has some indication of a Rated-R cut for the film but we don’t know that for sure. Plus, director Ruben Fleischer has revealed to Comicbook that Sony was always aiming for a PG-13 flick, so that’s that. Then again, what Hardy describes does seem pretty cool so it’s a shame that we may not get a chance to see that (For now, at least). Whatever it is, hopefully the film still has plenty of meat in it.