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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Sam Favate, Jan 10, 2018.
Thanks, Adam! I'll add that to my watchlist. Have you seen it?
I have not. I hope to rectify that before the summer's over.
Speculation is this could start shooting in June.
MCUCosmic.com is teasing some kind of news on this tomorrow at 9 am EDT.
They also included this photo on their Facebook page:
Curiouser and curiouser!
The announcement is (informed) speculation that the film will focus on the Y2K threat, taking place (at least in part) in 1999.
THR is reporting that Scarlett Johansson will get $15 million for Black Widow:
Also, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel deal is for seven films (!)
I think we now know who will help fill the void left by the "eventual" departure of Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., and Chris Hemsworth.
Those departures are going to be tough to overcome. For me personally, I would have less interest in the Marvel franchise going forward.
I agree, but honestly I'm surprised that Marvel has been able to keep them around this long. Chris Evans recently tweeted about playing the character for the last 8 years. That's the length of a TV series commitment, and the movies are much bigger-scale than most TV. That they wouldn't want to stay forever is inevitable.
I suspect Johansson is willing to stick around because she's now being put in lead position for her own film, which isn't something she's done before with this character. And I do agree that they're planning to make Captain Marvel a centerpiece of the MCU going forward, so hopefully that movie works. They may be even more reliant upon her than expected given the implosion of Guardians.
There are some rumors flying around this weekend that Black Widow could be Marvel's first R-rated film.
I doubt they'd do this, after having established the character over 10 years in PG-13 films, and I sincerely hope they do not. For one thing, my kids love Black Widow and would be crushed if they couldn't go see the movie. For another thing, Marvel's films have a huge under-18 audience; they need to stick to that. Plus, 2020 is shaping up as a year with only 2 MCU films. I doubt they'd limit themselves with one of them being R-rated.
The MPAA really needs to get rid of that rule that prevents a studio from having R and PG-13 versions of a film in release at the same time.
I expect there is some heavy small print which depends on the success of each film.
And the maximum length of a personal service contract in CA is 7 years, so unless they're churning out a movie a year for the next 7, that contract is basically worthless from the start.
There's a better chance that aliens will land on my doorstep and make me their new leader than of Marvel making an R rated Black Widow movie.
"End Game" is my last Marvel movie. I hope it is great.
I'm holding out for the X rated version.
OK, that one would make more money than an Avengers movie.
Rumors of an R-rated Black Widow film are getting stronger.
FWIW, I think this would be a big mistake - maybe not for the film's box office, but for its artistic value in relation to the rest of the MCU films.
It also looks like it will begin shooting next month:
It also doesn’t mean that she’s been signed to headline seven Captain Marvel movies. It means she’ll make appearances in seven films. Assuming that the first film is successful, the way the contract would probably play out is that she’d do three Captain Marvel movies in the lead role, a couple team-up films in a more ensemble-type role, and a couple cameos in other heroes’ films. They may not even do all of that, but I think that’s to allow the filmmakers to have her already available if they decide to include the character in other things.
Fortunately, I don’t put any stock in unsourced opinion pieces from fan sites that are not legitimate journalistic outlets. These people can make up all the clickbait they want, but I am not prepared to panic over it. Marvel is in the business of making billion dollar grossing tentpoles. They’re not going to release a film that cuts off a large portion of their existing audience. It would be one thing for them to continue allowing for R-rated Deadpool films after they control Fox; it’s another thing entirely for them to take a PG-13 character from a PG-13 franchise and put that character into an R rated film. Extremely unlikely to happen, particularly with the shared continuity. Marvel won’t make an “R” rated movie that the audience needs to see in order to follow their next “PG-13” movie.