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‘Black Widow’ Movie Gets Writer: Will It Be The MCU’s First R-Rated Film?

Eight years after making her first coming in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Black Widow will finally be getting her own standalone film.

Marvel is moving forward with the rarely expected solo Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson and already has a author on house for the project.

Jac Schaeffer To Pen The Script

According to mixed reports, screenwriter Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to author the book for the arriving project, which is still in the early stages of development.

Schaeffer’s credits embody penning the book for the arriving female-led Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake Nasty Women, which stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Hathaway and Schaeffer are also operative together on the writer’s Black List visitor advance comedy script, The Shower.

Schaeffer has also created and destined the 2009 sci-fi rom-com, TiMER,  most recently wrote the book for the Disney brief film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, which played before screenings of Pixar’s Coco.

Standalone Black Widow Movie

In the past, Marvel Studios conduct Kevin Feige and Johansson have been very outspoken about wanting to make a solo film formed on the Marvel character.

Johansson first featured as the Russian spy-turned-superhero Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff, in 2010’s Iron Man 2 and has given turn an critical impression in the MCU, having starred in 6 Marvel films, including the arriving Avengers: Infinity War.

The Black Widow film will be Marvel’s second female-led superhero flick, following Brie Larson-starrer Captain Marvel, which is slated for recover in 2019.

Will The Film Be R-Rated?

There has been a lot of conjecture about either Marvel will be erratic into R-rated domain anytime soon, quite after Sony’s Tom Hardy-led Venom project and the Deadpool franchise.

If Marvel wants its own charity of R-rated films, a solo Black Widow project would be the ideal way to do it.

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Black Widow comic book series has been a outrageous hit with fans since it strikes a ideal change between Romonaff’s spy missions and hints of flashbacks from her past. Given how Marvel has explored the character’s “Red Room” account in the past, a new proceed to the storyline but being limited by a PG-13 rating would be right way to go about it.

Marvel could also take impulse from films like Atomic Blonde and the arriving Jennifer Lawrence-starrer Red Sparrow. The Charlize Theron film resonated with audiences and nonetheless her character, Lorraine Broughton, is opposite from Romanoff’s, “there really is a identical arrange of appetite in terms of how they could be told onscreen.”

Fans will have to wait and see which instruction Marvel takes with the Black Widow film, and if it ends up being R-rated. But, there a series of reasons because it could happen.

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