Hugh Jackman says The Wolverine may get new PG-13 and R-rated Cut. In an interview with Josh Horowitz of MTV News, Hugh Jackman admits that there may be two versions of The Wolverine (2013) film – one version PG-13, and another R-rated version of the film. Set to be released sometime in 2013, director James Mangold may end up with two separate cuts with the R-rated version to appease fans who may want to see a grittier Wolverine character portrayed on-screen. As not to disappoint those PG-13 and under audiences, there would also be a more family oriented version of the film. Jackman is quoted below:
“There’s such great temptation to make an R-rated Wolverine. I’ve always felt that. I know a lot of fans would like that. I totally get it. If there was ever a superhero that was going to be R-rated, it’s Wolverine. However, in the last ten years, I’ve also met many, many 12, 13, dare I say 10, 14, 15 year-olds who, for them, Wolverine is not just cool, you see it in their eyes. He’s everything to them. So my thing is — which James Mangold and I talked about — is let’s not put it off the table. There’s talk of us doing two versions, as in finding a way for us to do both as you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans.”
This is great news for those of us who are beyond the kiddie-cut version of the X-Men/Wolverine movie franchise. If this were to happen, it would probably make up for the disappointing X-Men Origins: Wolverine film. This is actually exciting news.
What do you think? Are you excited about there may actually be a more hardcore Wolverine film? I know that I am.