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'Black Widow’ could be way darker than you think

B. Del Rio

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Tue, January 15, 2019  /  07:04 am
'Black Widow’ could be way darker than you think

A still from 'Avengers: Infinity War', featuring Don Cheadle (left) as War Machine, Chris Evans (center) as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson (right) as Black Widow. (Disney/File)

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.

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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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This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post