‘Black Widow’ Continues MCU Tradition With PG-13 Rated For Intense Violence And Action

2020 was supposed to be the year Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johanssonl, made her triumphant solo MCU debut with her own feature film. But due to the lockdown, the release date of Black widow has been rejected over and over again. Now that the film will finally debut in a few months, Exhibitor Relations Co. has tweeted that Black widow It is configured for a PG-13 rating for strong language and content.

“Marvel’s Black Widow is finally a picture block. Just in time for her May … er … July release. Rated PG-13 for intense violence / action sequences, some language and thematic material.”

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Given the nature of the character and the world of intrigue and espionage that Black Widow inhabits, the potential was always there for Natasha’s personal story to explore the ugliest side of society. Black widow will see Natasha attempt to shut down the “Red Room” program, which turns girls into soldiers through intense brainwashing. Florence Pugh, who will play Natasha’s ally Yelena Belova, had previously described the film’s story as “horrifying.”

“The story we are telling is very scary. It is about women who have been essentially abused and trained to be killing machines. As Scarlett said over and over again, this is the right time for her to tell. [Black Widow’s] story. And we don’t shy away from the fact that this story is essentially about women getting their lives back … And it’s a Marvel Studios movie too. That’s pretty weird and it’s very exciting to be a part of it. “

With its most recent movies and shows, the MCU has attempted to tackle realistic issues, from institutionalized racism and sexism to post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of mental trauma. In another interview, Johansson had emphasized the need to base his solo film on the real world, explaining that, “I think this movie, in particular, reflects a lot on what is happening in regards to the Times Up movement and the #MeToo movement. It would be a mistake if we didn’t tackle those things if this movie didn’t do it head-on. “

Of course, the problem with addressing these issues is that they are not the main reason people watch MCU movies, and the movie may also risk offending certain groups if they feel the issue has been addressed unsatisfactorily. .

Considering this is probably his last MCU movie, it’s understandable that Johansson wants it to mean more than just a shooter-style action movie. Hopefully the long wait for the release of Black widow Ultimately, it will prove equally rewarding for the fans and the cast and crew of the project.

Black widow stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbor as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, OT Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff. The film hits theaters and at Disney + Premier Access on July 9.

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