Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five things Phase Four needs

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Credit: Marvel Studios and Disney for Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) — Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

1. R-Rated Movies

Prior to the buyout of Fox, an R-rated Disney movie seemed like it would never exist. The darker stories from the comic books would have to be watered down if they wanted to be adapted for a big-screen movie. However, with the success of Deadpool, the conversation started to have the MCU pursue an R-rating.

One of the darkest characters currently in the MCU is Black Widow. Natasha Romanoff actually works well how she is in the movies, however, fans have always wanted to learn about her dark past and for that story to be told in PG-13 would probably be a disservice to the character.

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Rumors have surfaced saying that the Black Widow movie could potentially be an R-rating and if that’s true, this could open doors for even more darker characters like Blade or Moon Knight. These characters will no longer have to be reserved for television. Perhaps one of the likeliest reasons for an R-rated movie in the MCU is because Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer of Disney, has stated that the Deadpool movies will continue how they are.