After 16 years of having Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, the actor is ready to retire the character... but not before he gets in a much-anticipated, hardcore, R-rated Wolverine film.
Ever since 'The Wolverine', directed by James Mangold came out in 2013, fans have been clamoring for an R-rated Wolverine adventure, even more now that we know this will be Hugh Jackman's last outing as the hero.
A few months ago, a picture surfaced, supposedly from a film convention, which indicated the third Wolverine film was indeed rated R but no confirmation was made by Fox.
Now, it seems fans' prayers have been answered. In an interview with Collider, 'X-Men' producer Simon Kinberg has revealed 'Wolverine 3' has just started filming:
“It’s a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen in any of these movies.”
Kinberg didn't confirm Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Profesor X in the upcoming film but he did reveal something - as mentioned above - fans have been clamoring for for years:
“I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say about that. I will agree with you that Patrick Stewart was rumored to be a part of that film. It takes place in the future, and as you and others have 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.”
In that comment there are two very intriguing details. Kinberg confirms the film will be set in the future and "kind of like a western", which are all part of the 'Old Man Logan' storyline, one which has long been rumored to be a big inspiration for this film.
But if the film is indeed based on that storyline, it will have to be an incredibly lose adaptation, considering the main antagonists and side characters are all owned by Marvel Studios.
Are you excited that 'Wolverine 3' is rated R? I personally don't see a reason why it should be; because, what will see? Just extra blood spilling out of people?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?