2019 is a seriously big year for Marvel, what with Captain Marvel – the studio’s first female-led film – and the culmination of 10 year’s worth of work coming to a head in Avengers: Endgame.

Among that, though, is also the fact that the Scarlett Johansson-headlined Black Widow film is also set to start filming this month.

That’s according to Film Magazine Production Weekly’s recent listing anyway, who state that filming will start in the UK later this month and will be wrapped up by the start of summer.

The studio has been pretty quiet about details so far, but according to reports the Black Widow movie is high on their agenda.

What we do know is that it will be directed by Cate Shortland from a script penned by Jac Schaeffer, but interestingly the film could also mark Marvel’s first R-rated (15) movie.

As it stands though it’s just a rumor from  That Hashtag Show so it remains to be seen whether the MCU does deviate from its tried and tested PG-13 policy.

Production Weekly has also claimed that they’ve got a hold of a synopsis, which you can read below:

“At birth the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.”

As I say, details are incredibly scarce at the moment but super-fan and ever-reliable source on the MCU, Jeremy Conrad has shared his musings on the film.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens but the signs are promising.

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