Hugh Jackman Says The Wolverine Could Get An R-Rated Cut
No one doubts Hugh Jackmanís commitment to Wolverine, both the character and the franchise. The actor wasnít the reason Gavin Hoodís origin story, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, missed the mark. And Jackman regularly appeals to fans via interviews and social media promising them the Wolverine movie they think that they deserve. Unfortunately, things keep getting in his way. But Jackmanís determined to make this next Wolverine work, and heís even tempting true fans with a possible R-rated cut.
Speaking with MTV Rough Cut, Jackman talked about his desire for a harder Wolverine film from director James Mangold, admitting that there is ďsuch temptationĒ to make an R-rated Wolverine because the rating matches the ruthless superhero:
And in this second clip, Jackman teases potentially familiar faces, while also revealing that ďnot all of it takes place in Japan,Ē as was previously believed:
However, Jackmanís savvy enough to admit in the clip that his audience base is younger than 17, and no studio in their right mind is going to alienate potential ticket buyers by delivering an R-rated, disturbing cut of a comic book character just to satisfy a small, dedicated niche. Now, thatís not to say you canít approach mature subjects in a PG-13 film. Christopher Nolan did just that with The Dark Knight, and was rewarded with $1 billion in international grosses. So Mangold and Jackman can make this work, even with the supposed limitations of the PG-13 rating. Jackman reportedly will film The Wolverine after Les Miserables. I canít wait to see what he has up his sleeve.
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