With ‘Venom’ out and swarming across the globe, it is time to shine a spotlight on Sony Pictures future attempts at bringing us a non-Spider-Man filled cinematic universe with all of his characters and next up will be ‘Morbius: The Living Vampire‘. Not only have we learned what the rating for the film would most likely be, but also when it begins filming. Much like how ‘Venom 2’ won’t receive an R-Rating even with the inclusion of Carnage, it seems that this tale of a not-quite-vampire will be in the same boat.
Sorry horror fans. If you were hoping for something akin to ‘Deadpool‘ or ‘Logan,’ Sony Pictures just isn’t willing to make the gamble that a darker film will play well with audiences. With the success of ‘Venom,’ the studio may have just been proven correct. However, the true reason for the lower rating might surprise you.
As to when we can see the movie? According to Avi Arad, they’re hoping to get into production as early as next February with co-producer Matt Tolmach stating, “Yeah, the plan is early part of next year. We’re still working on it.”
If you felt that the lack of an R-Rating for ‘Venom’ was just to increase the potential audience size, you wouldn’t be wrong. But, it was perhaps not the target audience you were suspecting as Arad explains:
“[At] least for me, I have grandkids, kids, whatever, all these things, and some of these movies, they’re dying to see. You know? As I took my grandson, seven, to the recording session of Venom. He had the time of his life.”
‘Venom’ has proven that these movies don’t need to be rated-R to draw in an audience but from this response, it sounds like the films are getting a watered down rating for the grandkids… the grandkids being able to watch how films get made on set, that is.
Do you feel that ‘Morbius: The Living Vampire’ should be rated-R? Would ‘Venom’ have been more faithful to the character if it had been able to have a different rating? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!