Venom director Ruben Fleischer has revealed that the film could eventually receive an unrated version on home video.
"I wouldn't rule anything out," Fleischer told Fandango. "We'll have to see where it lands, I guess, but I wouldn't rule anything out."
Venom's rating has been the subject of some question, with reports surfacing that the film would be rated PG-13, before the sources of the information removed the rating from their websites.
Fleischer also implied there's another modern superhero movie tradition Venom will follow - the post-credits "stinger" scene.
"I think it would be a mistake of any superhero movie not to stay through the credits," Fleischer hinted.
A Venom stinger could prove illuminating given fans still don't really know if the film exists in a shared universe with other Spider-Man characters, or even a Spider-Man himself. Although the director himself seems to be purposely framing expectations of Venom as a "standalone" character.
"Venom is a standalone character who has so much attitude, menace and ferocity," Fleischer said. "He’s also really funny in the comics and in our movie. He’s a really compelling guy that can completely stand on his own. When he’s played by Tom Hardy, and Eddie Brock is his partner, that relationship is enough for one movie. It’s about these two entities coming together and forming one. That’s a really exciting and satisfying relationship that is unique to a comic book movie and also very captivating."
Venom is due out in theaters October 5.