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‘Black Widow Film Will Not Be R-Rated,’ Confirms Kevin Feige

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Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige has confirmed in a recent interview that the solo Black Widow film will be rated PG-13, despite many rumours claiming that the film would be R-rated.

Black Widow Solo Film WIll Be Rated PG-13

Black Widow film starring Scarlett Johansson confirmed
Black Widow film starring Scarlett Johansson confirmed

When asked if the rumour of Black Widow being R-rated is true, Feige responded with, “Yes, correct.”

“It never was going to be [R-rated],” Feige said. “Somebody writes, ‘I hear it’s R-rated!’ And then everybody writes it up.”

Black Widow film details have so far remained under wraps, with actress Scarlett Johansson to play his role as the Russian spy turned SHIELD agent. We don’t know if other Avengers characters are involved, but it has been reported that Cait Shortland will be helming the movie, with its script being written by Jac Schaeffer.

Black Widow Film: What Do We Know?

Black Widow film will hit the theaters in 2020.
Black Widow film will hit the theaters in 2020.

Discussions on a solo Black Widow film have been around since Johansson started having roles in most MCU films, beginning from Iron Man 2 till Infinity War.

Back in 2014, Feige spoke about the lack of female leads in MCU films, saying that he’s hoping for more female representation in the future.

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Johansson spike with IGN earlier in 2014 about his conversations with Marvel for a Black Widow film. In this, she said, “It’s something we talk about all the time. Marvel is certainly listening, and working with them for several years now you see they respond to the audience demand for something like that.”

Johansson also added about the perception and possibilities of female heroes in the MCU films.

“I think it would be exciting to be a part of a franchise or a standalone film where the female superhero used those opportunities as more than moments to stop, pause and look sexy, and actually have a lot of a real depth to the story.”

The Future Of MCU

Feige also talked about the future of MCU films and when they will be released, saying that the studio has loose plans for next five years.

“As we’ve been doing for years, we aren’t going to announce anything post Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man [Far From Home] until post Endgame and Spider-Man,” Feige said.

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“There are no mandates to make any more than two films a year,” Feige continued. “As we’ve seen in the last couple years, when it naturally happens and when there are ideas and when there are teams ready to go, we’re not going to hold something back. We’ll make it.”

After Spider-Man: Far from Home Marvel films in line-up for now include a Black Widow, Guardians 3 and sequels to Doctor Strange and Black Widow.

Source: IGN, Syfy Wire