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R-Rated WOLVERINE Plans?

Hugh Jackman hints that Mangold could shoot two different versions.

By Jarrod Sarafin     October 11, 2011
Source: MTV Movies

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."

Watch the video interview down below.

Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.




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violator14 10/11/2011 8:43:04 AM

Oh baby YES!!! EXTREME R BABY!! Wolverine in full costume, with blood, guts and itestines all over him in full gory berserker mode !!!! MUHAHAHA!!!!    >=)

Wiseguy 10/11/2011 8:53:54 AM

I think the only way a studio would do this is by releasing the pg13 version, getting all the mileage possible out of it and then releasing an R version. I think this is the only way to maximize profits and not loose any business or have disgruntled parents complaining they took their kids to see this and mistakenly got into an R film.

But having just watched The Avengers trailer really has me pining for the day Marvel gets all their properties back


aegrant 10/11/2011 9:08:28 AM

As it should be!

Beardeer 10/11/2011 9:37:46 AM

This could be a real game changing concept. Not unlike reading the Great myths to your kids, while scanning over the grisly details as you read the Iliad or the Odyssy for a bedtime story. Two versions of the same story is a very good idea. It could set a precedent for so many films, so many concepts in the future. If they can put out a 3D version in tandem with a non-3D rendition, they can release an R rated movie at the same time as a PG-13 copy! The broad appeal would be unprecedented! This could be Mangold's stamp on film history, and I ernestly hope he does it!

BunyonSnipe 10/11/2011 9:39:01 AM

I've gotta admit, I really like the guy, but he's just not MY Wolverine...


BunyonSnipe 10/11/2011 9:40:15 AM

Wiseguy and I don't always see eye to eye, but on this one we are united...

Make mine Marvel!

reek 10/11/2011 9:41:12 AM

Never happen.  You'll see Titanic 2 before Fox makes an R rated Wolverine no matter how cool it may be.  The closest you may come is an "unrated" director's cut on DVD, which will be the same crap with a little more stage blood and, dare I say it, a boob.

monkeyfoot 10/11/2011 9:56:31 AM

You're right, Wise. That is the way they should handle it. You have alot of kids who will see it it becuase he's been a PG movie hero. You'll have to rate it that way. Then either release it again R-rated or release an unrated DVD.

xJokersxWildx 10/11/2011 10:11:24 AM

He's my Wolverine, very passionet about the character and gives a crap it seems.  Stuck with it for 4 movies.

Love to see an R rated version they can also  just have a cut and uncut version where the uncut is very brutal.

wessmith1966 10/11/2011 10:19:32 AM

Sorry, but Fox will never let this happen. Mangold and Jackman can talk all they want but it's not their decision. Fox will not close off one of their cash cow properties to the younger audience by making the film R instead of PG-13. I'm not a Jackman fan, but I do like how he's embraced the character and really seems to want to give the fans what they want. I respect him a lot for that because too many actors don't care about the rabid legions of fans, especially for comic-based properties.

Shoot the R stuff and then just release it as a special edition DVD. "Wolverine as you always wanted to see him" kind of thing.

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