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Tom Hardy defends 'Venom' PG-13 rating

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Tom Hardy opened up about his film "Venom" getting a PG-13 instead of an R-rating.
The PG-13 rating had disappointed many fans who were expecting that the makers would be opting for an R-rating, as director Ruben Fleischer had claimed that "Venom" will be the "most violent" Marvel film ever made.
In an interview with MTV, the 41-year-old actor said that the rating has not affected the film in any way and it will attract both young and adult audiences.
"Is it going to be R-Rated? That's the big question and the answers been answered, isn't it? (It's a 15 in the UK) and it's a PG-13 in the states, but to be fair the thing can fulcrum into R-Rated and fulcrum into youth or children," Hardy said.
"My littlest ones, they watch 'Spider-Man' and 'Venom' quite comfortably and Venom toys appear and LEGO appear. So it's not like they're scared by him, and at the same time there's a lot in the real estate that you can actually imbue with a complete sense of gratuitous ultra-violence if you really wanted to, and I think you've got the right people for that job if you want to push it, 'cause that's where I'd love to go with it," he added.
Also starring Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate, "Venom" will release on October 4.

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 4:00 PM IST

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