It’s been known for some time that a Black Widow standalone movie has been in development at Disney owned Marvel Studios. But now, a new rumor has surfaced which says that the Scarlett Johansson lead film might be R-Rated.
This rumor surfaced from a tweet by Charles Murphy, a scooper from That Hashtag Show. Disney CEO Bob Iger has already confirmed that the Marvel Cinematic Universe might go for some R-rated movies in the future. Murphy tweeted that Black Widow might be the one they start off with. Check out the tweet below:
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. So if BW ends up R-rated, don’t be shocked.
— Charles Murphy (@CharlesMurphTHS) January 12, 2019
Fox has already developed R-Rated movies like Deadpool and Logan, so it is a big possibility that Marvel might soon do this as well seeing as the movies have been successful. Disney CEO Bog Iger has confirmed that there is a big possibility that Deadpool and the Wolverine will join the MCU in the future. Logan and Deadpool has proved that an R-Rated superhero movie has the potential to score big at the box office. Deadpool grossed $783 million at the box office in 2016.
The Black Widow standalone movie is rumored to be based in 2006 and will describe Natasha Romanoff journey before she became an Avenger. Cate Shortland will be directing the movie and will be assisted by Jac Shaeffer as the script writer of the movie.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame reportedly stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson. Here’s the official synopsis:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.