The Wolverine Could Be R-Rated

Continuing his promotion for “Real Steel”, Hugh Jackman is out there and talking up James Mangold’s “The Wolverine” and how it won’t make the mistakes of the last film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.

He tells MTV News that they’re already discussing shooting two different cuts of the film – a PG-13 and an R-rated one.

“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 even a talk of us doing two versions, as in finding a way for us to do both while you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans.”

“The Wolverine” will begin production in the Spring next year.