Tom Hardy Says His Favorite Venom Scenes To Film Didn’t Make The Final Cut

Movies are fluid. Directors often shoot a ton, and leave some of it on the cutting room floor as they figure out, in the editing room, what the final feature actually is going to be. When it comes to Venom, the standalone anti-hero movie that will be in theaters later this week, some of Tom Hardy’s favorite scenes to film didn’t make it into the final cut of the movie, as the leading man explains a chunk of footage he recalls shooting was exorcised as the movie was being assembled. When asked what his favorite scene in Venom was, Hardy candidly replied:

Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed were having fun during the recent press day for Venom, when they were asked a relatively harmless question by ComicsExplained, about what was their favorite scene in the upcoming film. And Hardy revealed that his favorite scenes — to film, at least — were cut. Which is a little strange, because this sounds like a LOT of material, when you mention 30 to 40 minutes.

And yet, in other interviews, the producers have made it clear that there isn’t a longer, or even an R-rated, cut of Venom that could be released. So it’s probable that this was stuff between Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy’s character) and the symbiote as director Ruben Fleischer was figuring out what their dynamic was going to be.

Here, see Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed’s back and forth on the topic in the video below:

There’s a balancing act that has to happen in Venom. The movie essentially serves as an origin story for two important characters — Eddie Brock (Hardy), and the alien symbiote. The challenge lies in the fact that their origins had to shift, because Sony couldn’t use Spider-Man in this story… even though Venom and his heroic counterpart tend to go hand in hand.

You will be able to see for yourself if it worked or not when Venom opens in theaters on October 4. Stay on CinemaBlend all week for more coverage from the Venom junket, and for our review of the film, which drops on Tuesday night, once the embargo lifts.

Watch Paul Faris’ Emotional Farewell On Final Good Morning America Episode

This weekend marked a big day for someone within the Good Morning America ranks, as anchor Paula Faris took part in her final episode on the ABC morning news program. Faris, who also recently stepped back from hosting duties on The View, got quite a mid-morning celebration on Saturday that championed her as an anchor, as a person, and as a friend to everyone on the show. Check it out below!

The video captures a fun lineup of moments from Paula Faris’ years on Weekend GMA, starting off with a segment that boasts the kind of journalistic credibility that everyone in the field strives for: she talked about buying tons of toilet paper at Costco. We also got to rewatch Faris trying to find her way out of a corn maze, and as she unwittingly derailed a meditative exercise by talking the whole time.

Her (now former) co-anchor Dan Harris was having a pretty good time with the whole thing, too, poking fun at her, but making sure to keep it on the lovingly respectful side of the coin. He even started to get a little teary-eyed when talking about how much he’s appreciated getting to know Paula during their time on the show together.

Speaking of lovingly respectful, I’m not sure the Weekend GMA crew could have done better with their early-hours appreciation for Paula Faris than by bringing out their table of refreshments, which included cake, champagne, and Faris’ frequently referenced food of choice: bacon. This is a breakfast made for royalty, no doubt, and Faris gets much respect for not just pouncing on the bacon bowl and shielding it from others.

And hey, the video even had a goodbye message from Paula Faris’ former onscreen colleague and lifetime journalist Ron Claiborne, who was the “more news reporter” for Weekend GMA before retiring this year. He pointed out that the show won’t be the same without both of them, and many would probably agree.

As it was stated in the video, Paula Faris isn’t actually leaving the overarching ABC News family by exiting the Good Morning America crew. Details have been kept under wraps about her future with the company, but she will indeed have a new role on the news side of things, and will reportedly be seen across the spectrum of ABC news programming.

Faris originally joined ABC News in 2012 and was seen on World News Now and America This Morning, and later started filling in for spots of Good Morning America. It was in 2014 that Faris got the full promotion to Weekend GMA anchor, replacing Bianna Golodryga, and she later broadened her job slate by joining The View as a co-host for Season 19. It was earlier this year that she stepped away from hosting duties on that show.

The Good Morning America shows have seen quite a bit of talent juggling and time slot-shifting in recent years, with Michael Strahan being in the middle of most of it. When will we see Paula Faris showing up again to visit the new-ish anchor team? Stay tuned, and head to our fall TV premiere schedule to see what new and returning shows are on the way.

Katt Williams Claims Kevin Hart Brought Up Tiffany Haddish Beef To Sell Night School Tickets

Katt Williams has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind, even if what’s in there is a negative thought or two about another celebrity. Lately, some of those negative musings have been about Kevin Hart. As two of the most popular stand-ups working today, the comedians haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, and now Williams is accusing Hart of intensifying the issues between the two to generate publicity and sell tickets for his upcoming movie Night School.

Here’s the quote he dropped on Instagram Live…

It’s hard to tell exactly when the bad blood between the two started, but it intensified earlier this year when Katt Williams appeared on Frank And Wanda In The Morning and talked about his confusion over why certain black comedians are elevated to stardom by Hollywood and others aren’t. During the conversation, he took several shots at Tiffany Haddish, saying no one could tell you their favorite one of her jokes because she’s never proven she can headline a tour or star in her own special. In response, Hart, who has never been shy about speaking his mind either, appeared on The Breakfast Club to defend his co-star and blasted Williams for not taking responsibility for his own actions and for not helping comedians who came after him.

Here’s a portion of his quote…

Obviously, those comments didn’t sit too well with Katt Williams who fired back at Kevin Hart over touring. Over the past few years, Hart has widely been sighted as the most popular or one of the several most popular stand-up comedians in the world, both in terms of tickets sold and revenue generated. Katt Williams, however, doesn’t really like the fact that much of Hart’s touring, at least according to him, has occurred outside the United States and has stayed away from the audiences that originally pushed him to stardom.

I have no idea what’s really going on here in terms of motivations. It’s always difficult to tell whether people are genuinely offended or they’re trying to keep their name in the papers or what. But I must say I love the idea of using boxing/ MMA-style tactics to promote a movie. I have no idea if it would work, but in the age of social media, the idea of Brad Pitt and George Clooney throwing middle fingers at each other ahead of a movie release seems like the next step.

Rocketman Trailer Has The Elton John Biopic Taking Musical Flight

That opening riff from Bennie and the Jets. The lyrical swell of the chorus for Rocketman. The musical catalogue of Sir Elton John is unmistakable, and it’s likely going to power this incredibly impressive-looking biopic, Rocketman, which will star Kingsman standout Taron Egerton in the title role. Check out this first-look trailer for yourself:

This Rotten Week: Predicting A Star Is Born And Venom Reviews

There are only two movies on the docket this week, and, without giving too much away, it looks like they exist on totally different ends of the critical spectrum. On one side we have what looks like could be a serious contender for major prizes in the upcoming award season; and the other looks like an unfortunate new addition to the ever-growing list of live-action comic book movies. Get ready for A Star Is Born and Venom.

Just remember, I’m not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they’ll end up on the Tomatometer. Let’s take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Considering her talent, ability to play different characters on stage, and general showmanship , Lady Gaga was always going to hit the big screen in a dramatic role eventually. And by all early accounts she crushes it in A Star Is Born, the third remake of the 1937 original of the same name. The movie follows Bradley Cooper’s character, a famous country music star, who meets and falls in love with an up-and-coming singer (Gaga). The discovery starts him on a path towards getting his life on the straight-and-narrow, but it turns out to be a hard path to walk.

Critics have universally praised the film since its festival debut in September, with the Tomatometer sitting at 95% with almost 100 reviews posted. The love isn’t just coming in for Lady Gaga, as it’s also there for Bradley Cooper – who not only stars, but also makes his writer/director debut. Like the case with Gaga, the first time seems to be the charm. Critics love the tone of the feature, complimenting the musical numbers and the on-screen chemistry of the leads. I doubt we see the score move over the course of the week.