The Black Widow movie might surprise audiences in more ways than one.
Writer Charles Murphy from comedy and music podcast The Hashtag Show revealed through Twitter that he heard Marvel Studios might make the female-led movie R-rated, due to violence and mature themes. “I’m not saying it will be for sure (no way to know what they will settle on at this point), but they have recently said that R-rated MCU films ARE a possibility, so it is a possibility,” he said.
Here's something I don't think I've ever talked about. When I first heard they were developing the Black Widow film, I also heard they were discussing whether or not to make it Marvel Studios first R-rated film.
Collider notes that Disney acquiring a large portion of 21st Century Fox might have opened up this possibility. After all, the latter has made mature movies with Marvel characters like Deadpool 2 and Logan, both of which were considered box office hits.
This R-rating possibility is just another speculation since details about the film are still limited. What is confirmed is that Scarlett Johansson will play the lead role and a female director, Cate Shortland, will helm the project. Although not much is known, reports say that filming is expected to begin March this year and will be done partly in Croatia. Moreover, it will focus on Natasha Romanova working as a spy for the KGB, 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union. The film is slated to be released in 2020.
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