Not long ago, rumors began making the rounds that 20th Century Fox was targeting an R-Rating for James Mangold’s upcoming sequel to The Wolverine. This set the internet off into a bit of a frenzy and while some believed this was due to the success of Deadpool, even though the news came out the same weekend, this plan has nothing to do with that as this was the plan from the start. The Hollywood Reporter has now confirmed that the studio is indeed aiming for an R-Rating for the film which starts filming very soon.
The trade states that their sources have revealed that the film “was always designed as a movie that would receive an R from the ratings board once finished because of the level of violence (and likely language) in the script written by Michael Green.” The response to the Unrated cut of The Wolverine, which was released on Blu-Ray, was quite positive and left fans asking for next installment in the series to be R-Rated. Well, it seems that the studio was listening and you guys are indeed getting what you wanted.
The currently untitled third entry in The Wolverine series is set to go into production in April and hit theaters on March 3, 2017. Let us know what you think about this decision in the comments section below.