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THE WOLVERINE 3 (2017): R-Rating For Film Confirmed

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The Wolverine 3 to receive an R-rating. Producer Simon Kinberg made the announcement in an interview with Collider, explaining that the X-Men spin-off film will be very different from it’s predecessors.

During the interview, Kingberg was a bit apprehensive about what he could and couldn’t say, particularly over the rumored involvement of Patrick Stewart in the movie. He neither confirmed nor denied that Stewart would reprise his role as Professor Charles Xavier in the film, but did share other interesting details about the film.

Revealing that The Wolverine 3 will take place in the future, Kinberg then settled speculation about the film’s final rating, saying that it would be “violent” and resemble a western in tone before adding that it’s both “very cool” and “different” from previous movies in the series:

The cast for the film currently includes Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart as Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier. They’re joined by Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal. We’ve also heard that the mutant X-23 will be making an appearance in the film as well. James Mangold directs from a script by David James Kelly.

Mangold’s previous film The Wolverine saw an alternate R-rated cut released on home media after its theatrical release, and, following the success of Deadpool (currently the highest-grossing X-Men and R-rated movie of all-time), it’s no surprise why a bloodier version of the character will be making its way into theaters.

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