With all “X-Men” fans keeping their eye on the upcoming release of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” some are significantly more excited for the release of the third standalone “Wolverine” movie. This is especially true now that it’s been confirmed that the film will take a queue from the success of “Deadpool” and carry an R-rating from the MPAA.
Rumors of an R-rated final outing for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine have been circulating ever since the massive success of the Ryan Reynolds-led hit “Deadpool,” which Box Office Mojo reports raked in a whopping $761,961,778. Now, in an interview with Collider, producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that the film will indeed be skewed toward an older audience.
“It’s a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen,” he said. “And as you and other shave reported, it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film.”
Previously, all the “X-Men” movies, including the standalone “Wolverine” films, have carried a PG-13 rating. The new yet-to-be-titled “Wolverine” movie will be the first R-rated one besides “Deadpool,” which technically takes place in the same connected universe created by Fox. Sadly, not too much else is known about the plot of the new movie other than that Patrick Stewart’s version of Professor Charles Xavier is rumored to be in it, but that hasn’t been confirmed. In fact, the only piece of information that has been confirmed might very well exclude Stewart’s character from appearing.
As previously reported, Kinberg already revealed to fans that the third and final installment in the Wolverine saga will take place in the future instead of the past, like most of the other parts of the “X-Men” franchise. Although everyone involved with the film is remaining tight-lipped about it, many believe that the future setting confirms that the movie will be a live-action adaptation of the “Old Man Logan” comic storyline, which featured an elderly Logan on a dark adventure in an America that’s been conquered by super villains. It would make sense if the film was leaning in this direction as the comic book story has a distinct western feel to it, which is exactly the terminology that Kinberg used to describe the film.
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