Marvel Studios is strongly considering making their upcoming “Black Widow” film rated R. Now considering and actually doing however are two very different things. Remember when Venom was supposed to be a hard R horror film and ended up being a PG-13 comedy?
Of all the Marvel characters deserving of a rated R title it’s Black Widow. She was a trained Russian assassin killing machine. Director Cate Shortland and screen writer Jac Schaefer have been tasked with creating the film.
According to the Hollywood gossip site Crazy Days & Nights, Marvel Studios is moving forward with plans to make Black Widow their first R-rated movies, though the blog’s explanation for the decision is more depressing than it seems at face value.
According to the gossip rag, “if the experiment goes horribly wrong they have a woman to blame for it which is what this studio wanted.” And while this might seem a bit unbelievable, they also nailed the Chris McQuarrie and Tom Cruise rumors pertaining to Green Lantern Corps, especially with Cruise requesting script changes regarding Hal Jordan’s death.
So while this might not be correct, they do have a track record.
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has been a staple of the MCU and is long overdue for a solo film. Her character demands a darker and grittier film than films like Thor or Iron Man. A rated R Widow film would be the perfect test to see if the MCU could succeed with a rated R film based on one of the Avengers.
Black Widow does not yet have a release date, but is rumored to hit theaters in 2020.
What do you think? Should the Black Widow film be rated R?