Tom Hardy says his “favourite 40 minutes” were cut from Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom’

With Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff Venom set to hit the cinemas, lead star Tom Hardy has offered his somewhat disappointing take on the film.

Hardy, who plays the role of Eddie Brook, an investigative journalist who becomes the host of alien symbiote Venom, was asked “what was your favourite scene to film?” in an interview with ComicsExplained to which he bluntly answered: “Things that aren’t in this movie.”

Delving deeper to explain his thoughts, Hardy 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,” he added.

The film’s rating has been reduced to PG-13 from an initial R rating in the US. Now, following Hardy’s admission, many fans will claim that the new tame evaluation will be down to the aforementioned exclusions. In a bid to quell these fears, executive producer Matt explained: “There isn’t some phantom version of the movie. Everyone is asking us that. Is there an R-rated cut sitting there? There isn’t.”

“We only ever talked about this movie as being PG-13,” director Ruben Fleisher added. “What I’ve said in the past is that we wanted to push the violence to the hilt. The Dark Knight was always a huge reference point for me, personally, just as far as how far you could take a PG-13.”

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