Hugh Jackman said there may be two versions of The Wolverine, one that’s PG-13 and one that’s rated R.
“There is such great temptation to make an R-rated Wolverine,” Jackman said during an interview with MTV. “I mean, I’ve always felt that, I know a lot of fans would like that, and I totally get it. If there’s ever gonna be a superhero that’s gonna be R-rated, it’s Wolverine.”
He also acknowledged that he’s met many fans age 10 to 15 who love Logan and there’s a responsibility to make a movie for them that they can watch. (And the box office take would be lower if the young fans couldn’t get into the theater to watch Wolverine totally kill tons of ninjas like some Weapon X Michael Dudikoff.)
Jackman said that he and director James Mangold have discussed the possible R-rating. “We’re like, ‘Look, let’s not put it off the table,'” Jackman revealed. “There’s even talk about us doing two versions, as in finding a way to do both while you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those [10- to 15-year-old] fans.”
Whatever they decide on, the production should be underway next year, with the film shooting on location in Japan and with many evil ninjas getting snikt’d.[via Collider]