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20th Century Fox may be aiming to make Wolverine III rated R

02.16.2016

And so it begins! Just this morning we brought you the latest entry in our C'mon Hollywood column that addressed the good and bad of the R-rated DEADPOOL making a killing at the box-office. So what's the first comic book film that's going to be directly affected by this outcome? From the looks of it, WOLVERINE III.

This weekend, Toy Fair 2016 began in New York and 20th Century Fox handed out pamphlets during their presentation. Within that pamphlet was an entry for upcoming films, including the James Mangold-directed solo Wolverine flick that is, as of now, untitled. Thanks to imgur user RayChaos, you can check out a picture of it below.

As you can see, the anticipated rating is an R. Now, it's worth noting that these pamphlets were probably printed before DEADPOOL's numbers came in. This certainly isn't the first time Fox has flirted with an R-rated WOLVERINE flick. With that said, the possibility is now much more likely to happen thanks to Tim Miller's work on DEADPOOL. While I'm not one to believe that an R rating is needed to make a "better" film, I do think Wolverine is one of those comic book characters that could really benefit by it. I mean, if Hugh Jackman is really calling it quits after this, he deserves to go out berserker!

The, as of now, UNTITLED WOLVERINE SEQUEL is scheduled to hit theaters on March 3, 2017.

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2:37PM on 02/17/2016
This is brilliant news! I absolutely love Mangold's unrated Wolverine director's cut. That's one of the bloodiest movies I've ever seen. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, you're missing out.
This is brilliant news! I absolutely love Mangold's unrated Wolverine director's cut. That's one of the bloodiest movies I've ever seen. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, you're missing out.
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9:11AM on 02/17/2016
Make it happen Fox
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Make it happen Fox
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8:35AM on 02/17/2016
Even the last Wolverine movie was a bit of a snooze-fest -, not terrible, just a bit dull - so I'm more concerned with them telling a compelling, coherent story than whatever rating it eventually ends up getting. Assuming this is Jackman's swansong in the role, let's hope he gets one brilliant solo movie before he's done.
Even the last Wolverine movie was a bit of a snooze-fest -, not terrible, just a bit dull - so I'm more concerned with them telling a compelling, coherent story than whatever rating it eventually ends up getting. Assuming this is Jackman's swansong in the role, let's hope he gets one brilliant solo movie before he's done.
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11:12PM on 02/16/2016
Get Aronofsky back, give it a hard R. Instant gold.
Get Aronofsky back, give it a hard R. Instant gold.
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10:27PM on 02/16/2016

It's about damn time!

Get Darren Araonfsky to direct and put Wolverine in his costume already! (I realize they already have James mangold returning. Not criticism, just preference)
Get Darren Araonfsky to direct and put Wolverine in his costume already! (I realize they already have James mangold returning. Not criticism, just preference)
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11:15PM on 02/16/2016
Omg. I wrote the same thing before I read your comment. It's so true though. With Aronofsky on board The Wolverine would have been an instant classic. Guess great minds really do think alike. 👍
Omg. I wrote the same thing before I read your comment. It's so true though. With Aronofsky on board The Wolverine would have been an instant classic. Guess great minds really do think alike. 👍
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9:59PM on 02/16/2016

Awesome news, who's downvoting this?

It's just gonna be slightly gorier and less restrained than the uncut version of the last Wolverine movie. It's not going to ruin the "established character" you drama queens
It's just gonna be slightly gorier and less restrained than the uncut version of the last Wolverine movie. It's not going to ruin the "established character" you drama queens
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9:47PM on 02/16/2016
If Wolverine had started out R that would e one thing. But I honestly dont think a R rating will bring anything new within Jackmans version of the character. I think it will do more harm then good.
If Wolverine had started out R that would e one thing. But I honestly dont think a R rating will bring anything new within Jackmans version of the character. I think it will do more harm then good.
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10:56PM on 02/16/2016
I'm not a fan of the Jackman Wolverine. I love Jackman's dedication to the role, but he was never the man for the job. This could at least intensify the fight scenes which has always been lacking.
I'm not a fan of the Jackman Wolverine. I love Jackman's dedication to the role, but he was never the man for the job. This could at least intensify the fight scenes which has always been lacking.
12:33AM on 02/17/2016
So whose the man for the job
So whose the man for the job
2:32AM on 02/17/2016
*who's
*who's
9:44PM on 02/16/2016

Wolverine: The Following

Where was the R-rated Wolverine movie 6 years ago? This just feels like an uninspired game of catch up.

Where was the R-rated Wolverine movie 6 years ago? This just feels like an uninspired game of catch up.

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9:30PM on 02/16/2016
I predict there will be parents watching Wolverine III with their children, and bitch about the R rated content online.
I predict there will be parents watching Wolverine III with their children, and bitch about the R rated content online.
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8:55PM on 02/16/2016
Cool, I guess. But was there ever a Wolverine book you had to be 17 or over to read? I'm guessing someone will mention that shit heap, Old Man Logan.
Cool, I guess. But was there ever a Wolverine book you had to be 17 or over to read? I'm guessing someone will mention that shit heap, Old Man Logan.
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9:39PM on 02/16/2016
Yes, in a way. There have been plenty of mature rated X-men/Wolverine comics. Jessica Jones was extremely graphic in terms of sex and language. But even in the teen rated ones they had Wolverine dismembering and decapitating people. They just made the blood black.
Yes, in a way. There have been plenty of mature rated X-men/Wolverine comics. Jessica Jones was extremely graphic in terms of sex and language. But even in the teen rated ones they had Wolverine dismembering and decapitating people. They just made the blood black.
8:28PM on 02/16/2016
This is the best news I've heard in a while. Wolverine is so much more capable than what the movies have shown and it pisses me off to no end. I want the comic Wolverine, and this may be the only way. The fight scenes have been a flurry of Huge Jackman throwing Hawmakers missing way more then he ever hits and it's because they can't really show what would truly happen to a person getting hit with those claws.
This is the best news I've heard in a while. Wolverine is so much more capable than what the movies have shown and it pisses me off to no end. I want the comic Wolverine, and this may be the only way. The fight scenes have been a flurry of Huge Jackman throwing Hawmakers missing way more then he ever hits and it's because they can't really show what would truly happen to a person getting hit with those claws.
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8:03PM on 02/16/2016

The unrated the Wolverine cut

Was so much better.
Was so much better.
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7:29PM on 02/16/2016
If true, then GOOD! Its nice we finally might see a true Wolverine movie. Wolvie isn't a kiddie here. He's the best at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. I always kind of laughed at the fact that Wolvie slices and dices, barely, in the movies and yet there is no blood flying or dripping barely anywhere. Not a dismemberment to be found. Wolverine needs to get the straight up John Wick treatment.
If true, then GOOD! Its nice we finally might see a true Wolverine movie. Wolvie isn't a kiddie here. He's the best at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. I always kind of laughed at the fact that Wolvie slices and dices, barely, in the movies and yet there is no blood flying or dripping barely anywhere. Not a dismemberment to be found. Wolverine needs to get the straight up John Wick treatment.
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7:10PM on 02/16/2016
I'm not going to argue against it, since it allows for more "artistic expression," but if they start making these things rated-R just to do it, I think its not going to work out long run, an R for R's sake is not guaranteeing deadpool money
I'm not going to argue against it, since it allows for more "artistic expression," but if they start making these things rated-R just to do it, I think its not going to work out long run, an R for R's sake is not guaranteeing deadpool money
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6:07PM on 02/16/2016
If it fits the story, then sure. If not, they shouldn't force it. A movie doesn't need to be rated R to be better.
If it fits the story, then sure. If not, they shouldn't force it. A movie doesn't need to be rated R to be better.
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5:54PM on 02/16/2016
This is amazing news! Also, I can't wait to see what Mangold does with this movie. I loved the last Wolverine film.
This is amazing news! Also, I can't wait to see what Mangold does with this movie. I loved the last Wolverine film.
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5:14PM on 02/16/2016
I have mixed feelings about this. The last Wolverine movie I was actually surprised it wasn't R. So, if they're going for R to not have to cut things out, I'm cool with it. If they're going to add things to it in order to get an R rating, then that is too bad for that movie and it will most certainly lower the quality...so, we'll see I guess.
I have mixed feelings about this. The last Wolverine movie I was actually surprised it wasn't R. So, if they're going for R to not have to cut things out, I'm cool with it. If they're going to add things to it in order to get an R rating, then that is too bad for that movie and it will most certainly lower the quality...so, we'll see I guess.
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4:24PM on 02/16/2016
James Gold is the wrong director for Wolverine film..the last one was just decent as we
James Gold is the wrong director for Wolverine film..the last one was just decent as we
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4:26PM on 02/16/2016
Well*
Well*
3:51PM on 02/16/2016
Though the success of this past weekend. I'm not holding my breath with an R-rated Wolvie, though the man crush in me will be jumping for joy if it comes to pass...
Though the success of this past weekend. I'm not holding my breath with an R-rated Wolvie, though the man crush in me will be jumping for joy if it comes to pass...
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3:33PM on 02/16/2016
Fox should take the risk. Make The Wolverine-2017 an R-rated picture. Any Disney competitors needs to differentiate their product from Disney, and they need to serve audiences under-served by Marvel Studios. Do you know what the House of Mouse will not likely do outside of on-line niches (e.g. Netflix)? R-rated adventure tales. Also, the Wolverine character has appeared in every X-movie so far. His studio needs to find someway to make Logan sufficiently fresh and new to the audience. An edgier
Fox should take the risk. Make The Wolverine-2017 an R-rated picture. Any Disney competitors needs to differentiate their product from Disney, and they need to serve audiences under-served by Marvel Studios. Do you know what the House of Mouse will not likely do outside of on-line niches (e.g. Netflix)? R-rated adventure tales. Also, the Wolverine character has appeared in every X-movie so far. His studio needs to find someway to make Logan sufficiently fresh and new to the audience. An edgier story might accomplish that necessary goal.
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2:41PM on 02/17/2016
I really want Disney to sell the movie rights for Daredevil and Punisher to another studio. They (Disney) can keep the tv rights because I like the Netflix stuff, but paramount or universal should be making hard R rated Punisher movies right now. Disney will never make an r rated superhero movie.
I really want Disney to sell the movie rights for Daredevil and Punisher to another studio. They (Disney) can keep the tv rights because I like the Netflix stuff, but paramount or universal should be making hard R rated Punisher movies right now. Disney will never make an r rated superhero movie.
3:25PM on 02/16/2016
There will be blood.
There will be blood.
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3:05PM on 02/16/2016
Overrated R. It's sad how many people still think R equals good. Even R rated movies can suck guys.
Overrated R. It's sad how many people still think R equals good. Even R rated movies can suck guys.
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3:10PM on 02/16/2016
But with the limitations on violence in PG-13, it does make it a little silly to have a film about a guy who stabs people.
But with the limitations on violence in PG-13, it does make it a little silly to have a film about a guy who stabs people.
3:49PM on 02/16/2016
I don't think anyone is suggesting an R rating makes a movie better. I think everyone just feels that an R rating would better serve a Wolverine movie. Considering the character, it's a little restrictive to have a guy with claws in his hands that barely ever stabs or kills anyone. And even then, with minimal amount of blood.
I don't think anyone is suggesting an R rating makes a movie better. I think everyone just feels that an R rating would better serve a Wolverine movie. Considering the character, it's a little restrictive to have a guy with claws in his hands that barely ever stabs or kills anyone. And even then, with minimal amount of blood.
3:51PM on 02/16/2016
True, R doesn't always mean good. But we all saw what happened to the Terminator, Die Hard, Mad Max franchises when they became PG-13. Yes those movies belong in a different category. But the same goes for comic book films too.
True, R doesn't always mean good. But we all saw what happened to the Terminator, Die Hard, Mad Max franchises when they became PG-13. Yes those movies belong in a different category. But the same goes for comic book films too.
4:44PM on 02/16/2016
I don't think many people think an R equals good. I think most people think it's going to be able to do a lot more things it couldn't do in a pg-13 movie.
I'd say it's the anticipation that the movie will have less restrictions.It's not just movies like "Deadpool" and "Wolverine". But, comedies too.
I don't think many people think an R equals good. I think most people think it's going to be able to do a lot more things it couldn't do in a pg-13 movie.
I'd say it's the anticipation that the movie will have less restrictions.It's not just movies like "Deadpool" and "Wolverine". But, comedies too.
7:23PM on 02/16/2016
Actually people on this site want every movie to be R rated. Just hearing a movie is going to be R makes people cream their pants, as if that extra gore, extra fuck or pair of boobs make a movie so much better. The snow blower scene in the R rated The Wolverine doesn't fit the movie. Wolverine shouldn't be about the horrible injuries he inflicts on his adversaries. It works for Deadpool because it's over the top. It worked for Punisher Warzone because it was over the top. But I don't need to
Actually people on this site want every movie to be R rated. Just hearing a movie is going to be R makes people cream their pants, as if that extra gore, extra fuck or pair of boobs make a movie so much better. The snow blower scene in the R rated The Wolverine doesn't fit the movie. Wolverine shouldn't be about the horrible injuries he inflicts on his adversaries. It works for Deadpool because it's over the top. It worked for Punisher Warzone because it was over the top. But I don't need to see someones intestines falling on the floor because Wolverine slashed his belly. He's not Jason Voorhees.
7:39PM on 02/16/2016
Herald, have you ever read a wolverine comic? Doesn't sound like you have.
Herald, have you ever read a wolverine comic? Doesn't sound like you have.
8:50AM on 02/17/2016
I agree that a rated-r movie doesn't equal good, I doubt anyone is alluding to that. But considering they're moving towards the Old Man Logan storyline, a rated-R film may be warranted in this instance.
I agree that a rated-r movie doesn't equal good, I doubt anyone is alluding to that. But considering they're moving towards the Old Man Logan storyline, a rated-R film may be warranted in this instance.
3:04PM on 02/16/2016

If it's done right...

The R rating should be more about the damage Wolverine takes and less for him straight murdering fools. Although, he totally needs to straight murder some fools, but I'd really like to see Wolverine take some next level damage and watch him heal up from it. That's one of the coolest things in the comics. He's still a good guy, he's just a little gory.
The R rating should be more about the damage Wolverine takes and less for him straight murdering fools. Although, he totally needs to straight murder some fools, but I'd really like to see Wolverine take some next level damage and watch him heal up from it. That's one of the coolest things in the comics. He's still a good guy, he's just a little gory.
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2:51PM on 02/16/2016

Wolverine needs to chop off some limbs, cut off some faces and just go berserk!!

I really hope we get a violent final act. Maybe they won't have to make the villain a retarded version of the comic character it is based off of to sell toys.

An R rating will help stop turning badass enemies into stupid robots to get kids interested. It will help make Wolverine feel like the mature character he is in the comics. He is one of the few comic characters who would be better with an R rating, like DP, Blade, Punisher (even though the rated R punisher sucked balls).

I really hope we get a violent final act. Maybe they won't have to make the villain a retarded version of the comic character it is based off of to sell toys.

An R rating will help stop turning badass enemies into stupid robots to get kids interested. It will help make Wolverine feel like the mature character he is in the comics. He is one of the few comic characters who would be better with an R rating, like DP, Blade, Punisher (even though the rated R punisher sucked balls).

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2:50PM on 02/16/2016
A lot of comic book films have been pushing the PG-13 envelope for some time now, especially Nolan's Batman, and I do think for the darker, more violent comic heroes this will work in their favor. But we don't need to see an R-rated Spiderman or Avengers. Just as long as they give it to the characters that deserve it. So if they're going to base Wolverine III off of the Old Man Logan comics, then the R-rating will definitely suit the storyline. For those of you who have read those comics, then
A lot of comic book films have been pushing the PG-13 envelope for some time now, especially Nolan's Batman, and I do think for the darker, more violent comic heroes this will work in their favor. But we don't need to see an R-rated Spiderman or Avengers. Just as long as they give it to the characters that deserve it. So if they're going to base Wolverine III off of the Old Man Logan comics, then the R-rating will definitely suit the storyline. For those of you who have read those comics, then you know how violent the story gets.
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3:21PM on 02/16/2016
Oh, enough with the "The Dark Knight couldve been R" line. There was hardly any blood, moderate violence, and little to no language. It fell perfectly in line with PG13. The problem is that so many movies now that are PG13 should be rated PG (Spiderman, Star Wars, AntMan) and everyone is getting too accustomed to that.
Oh, enough with the "The Dark Knight couldve been R" line. There was hardly any blood, moderate violence, and little to no language. It fell perfectly in line with PG13. The problem is that so many movies now that are PG13 should be rated PG (Spiderman, Star Wars, AntMan) and everyone is getting too accustomed to that.
2:45PM on 02/16/2016
If Jackman's last outing as Wolverine is rated r that would be fantastic and one hell of a way to go out. Wolverine (like Deadpool, Punisher, Blade) is a comic book hero that can only benefit from a more mature rating. Again, terrific news if it does end up being rated R.

And the second I saw the image for the film, I thought of Jurassic Park 3.
If Jackman's last outing as Wolverine is rated r that would be fantastic and one hell of a way to go out. Wolverine (like Deadpool, Punisher, Blade) is a comic book hero that can only benefit from a more mature rating. Again, terrific news if it does end up being rated R.

And the second I saw the image for the film, I thought of Jurassic Park 3.
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2:40PM on 02/16/2016
the future is here
the future is here
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2:39PM on 02/16/2016
Anyone up for an R rated Batman?
Anyone up for an R rated Batman?
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2:48PM on 02/16/2016
There is no need for Batman to be rated R. Dark Knight was a prime example of how raw and brutal Batman comics can be without being rated R. An R rating would mean nudity and some F bombs these days. There is no need for Batman to have an R rated movie.

But I guess we are getting an R rated animated Killing Joke film.
There is no need for Batman to be rated R. Dark Knight was a prime example of how raw and brutal Batman comics can be without being rated R. An R rating would mean nudity and some F bombs these days. There is no need for Batman to have an R rated movie.

But I guess we are getting an R rated animated Killing Joke film.
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