After years of hearing suggestions on making a darker R-rated look into the Wolverine's world, Hugh Jackman has hinted to the press that comic fans may see exactly that with James Mangold's The Wolverine. Sure, a PG-13 rated version is also a done deal for 20th Century Fox suits wanting to cash in at the theaters but the actor tells MTV Movies that the production team may work for two different ratings and two different cuts for the fans.
"There's such great temptation to make an R-rated 'Wolverine'," he says, "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 even a 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."