‘Wolverine 3’ Movie Will Be R-Rated Because the Success of ‘Deadpool’
One of the biggest hits thus far in 2016 has been Deadpool, whose unique, edgy and raunchy style made it feel like a breath of fresh-air in the superhero genre which seems to be losing its gusto with every new release.
It seems like Hollywood may be latching onto the idea of more R-Rated superhero films with the announcement that Hugh Jackman’s final go-around in Wolverine 3would see the film opting for a much darker tone.
“It’s a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen in any of these movies,” said producer Simon Kinburg at the press day for X-Men: Apocalypse in London.
While director James Mangold originally shot The Wolverine to be R-Rated as well, the studio opted for a more inclusive cut when releasing the PG-13 film to the public.
“It takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie,” Kinberg said. “It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film.”
The untitled Wolverine film is currently shooting and also stars Boyd Holbrook as the principal villain, as well as Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Eriq Lasalle and opens in theaters on March 3, 2017.