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Comic fans have been waiting for their favorite adamantium-clawed mutant to really unleash his fury on the screen, and no one agrees more than Logan's on-screen incarnation, Hugh Jackman.

As he tells MTV: "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, [director] 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."

Still, Jackman can't deny the character's inherently violent nature, and says they'll be "inventive, and try to find a way around" the specific things that draw an R-rating.

Jackman also says we won't see any familiar faces from the various X-MEN movies in THE WOLVERINE, but then implies that it's possible since he won't reveal the story's timeline and states that not all of the movie takes place in Japan (where Logan meets his true love and faces a ninja clan, Silver Samurai and Viper), as previously expected.

Meanwhile, the actor took a few moments out of his busy schedule to sit down with his doppelganger on SNL this weekend:

Source: MTV

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6:21PM on 10/11/2011
It can have an PG-13 rating & still feel R rated..just miunus any blood or over the top violence...look at fast five five, the extended version is mainly just blood added into scenes.

Also call me crazy but I felt X-Men:FC was quite violent for a PG-13.
It can have an PG-13 rating & still feel R rated..just miunus any blood or over the top violence...look at fast five five, the extended version is mainly just blood added into scenes.

Also call me crazy but I felt X-Men:FC was quite violent for a PG-13.
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4:34PM on 10/11/2011
I trust Hugh Jackman. He's my favorite actor. Even Origins was bad, but watching him in it was great.
I trust Hugh Jackman. He's my favorite actor. Even Origins was bad, but watching him in it was great.
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4:34PM on 10/11/2011

Why not do both?

I'm see far too many people complain about this when it's a great idea. I know it's a new idea but a it's a good one.
I'm see far too many people complain about this when it's a great idea. I know it's a new idea but a it's a good one.
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2:30PM on 10/11/2011
There's not going to be an R-rated Wolverine in theaters. That doesn't mean they can't budget a couple of extra days to shoot some R rated material or alternate scenes with R rated stuff.

Go for it. There's not reason that can't consciously make two different movies at once.
There's not going to be an R-rated Wolverine in theaters. That doesn't mean they can't budget a couple of extra days to shoot some R rated material or alternate scenes with R rated stuff.

Go for it. There's not reason that can't consciously make two different movies at once.
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11:58AM on 10/11/2011
First of all, let's focus on making a GOOD movie first vs worrying about what the rating is. Fox won't have the balls to make a theatrical R cut, they'd be worrying about losing money, especially after First Class (though awesome), didn't perform as high as anticipated. As silly as the rating system is, if it's PG13, I'm not gonna cry about.
First of all, let's focus on making a GOOD movie first vs worrying about what the rating is. Fox won't have the balls to make a theatrical R cut, they'd be worrying about losing money, especially after First Class (though awesome), didn't perform as high as anticipated. As silly as the rating system is, if it's PG13, I'm not gonna cry about.
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10:53AM on 10/11/2011
PG-13 is not gonna work. One of few quibbles I had with The Dark Knight was the PG-13 rating. The Joker came off as such a menacing force and the lack of R-rated action/kills kind of put a damper on it.
Plus the whole "allowing younger kids to see the movie in theaters" is bullshit. Kids are gonna see The Wolverine no matter what. They couldn't care less about the youngsters they just want their money.
PG-13 is not gonna work. One of few quibbles I had with The Dark Knight was the PG-13 rating. The Joker came off as such a menacing force and the lack of R-rated action/kills kind of put a damper on it.
Plus the whole "allowing younger kids to see the movie in theaters" is bullshit. Kids are gonna see The Wolverine no matter what. They couldn't care less about the youngsters they just want their money.
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9:32AM on 10/11/2011
“You need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans.” Exactly. R ratings don’t automatically make any movie better or more substantial, and people need to stop using it as an objective qualifier of all material. Just because PG-13 has been the theme of Hollywood’s most recent collection of Meh flicks (there were a lot of bad R’s back when R was the vogue), doesn’t mean that all of them had a great version waiting underneath that was just stifled by a cap on language and gore. Just
“You need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans.” Exactly. R ratings don’t automatically make any movie better or more substantial, and people need to stop using it as an objective qualifier of all material. Just because PG-13 has been the theme of Hollywood’s most recent collection of Meh flicks (there were a lot of bad R’s back when R was the vogue), doesn’t mean that all of them had a great version waiting underneath that was just stifled by a cap on language and gore. Just start with the story, and tell it however it NEEDS to be told.

And I disagree with the guy below who thinks the R rating won’t exclude younger fans (who have a profound capacity to enjoy this type of film; way more than I do now.) Maybe a 10th of the kids I knew when I was little had parents ready to bring them to R flicks, but even then, the parents were not doing it left and right. If it’s PG-13, they can go on birthdays, in groups, etc. I remember how hard I had to try just to see The Matrix when it came out. And remember what a hard R that classic flick was, with all the gore and language and…oh wait.
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9:22AM on 10/11/2011
Change it to PG-15 and drop the R rating. At fifteen if you don't have some clue as to what's going on in R rated films you parents are keeping you in a closet. My little brother is 14 the shit he emails me that he finds online is well into the MPAA's R category. Give it a rest already.
Change it to PG-15 and drop the R rating. At fifteen if you don't have some clue as to what's going on in R rated films you parents are keeping you in a closet. My little brother is 14 the shit he emails me that he finds online is well into the MPAA's R category. Give it a rest already.
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5:52PM on 10/11/2011
hmm pg15... i like it
hmm pg15... i like it
9:17AM on 10/11/2011

umm yea...

we are dealing with FOX here. This would never happen.
we are dealing with FOX here. This would never happen.
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8:56AM on 10/11/2011

sigh

These 10-15 year olds love the myth that is Wolverine. Wolverine has been a good character since Claremont stopped writing X-Men and because he was good then he exploded in popularity in the 90's when it was for some reason seen as "the in thing" to be into comics. They needed an icon to whore just like any other for of over done pop culture and Wolverine was the name drawn from the hat for comics in the 90's.
These 10-15 year olds love the myth that is Wolverine. Wolverine has been a good character since Claremont stopped writing X-Men and because he was good then he exploded in popularity in the 90's when it was for some reason seen as "the in thing" to be into comics. They needed an icon to whore just like any other for of over done pop culture and Wolverine was the name drawn from the hat for comics in the 90's.
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5:50PM on 10/11/2011
not sure i remember when comics were the 'in thing' in the 90s. has a lot more to do with wolverine being the most badass mutant in the X-Men saturday morning cartoon on fox.

in no way is it random wolverine is probably Marvel's most popular character. best costume and attitude in comics. but that's just my opinion
not sure i remember when comics were the 'in thing' in the 90s. has a lot more to do with wolverine being the most badass mutant in the X-Men saturday morning cartoon on fox.

in no way is it random wolverine is probably Marvel's most popular character. best costume and attitude in comics. but that's just my opinion
8:15AM on 10/11/2011
We've had 4 PG-13 Wolverine movies. Why not have at least 1 R Wolverine movie?
We've had 4 PG-13 Wolverine movies. Why not have at least 1 R Wolverine movie?
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7:22AM on 10/11/2011
I'm sick of the PG-13 rating butchering great content. Grow a pair and go with a genuine R. The 17 and up crowd has been black balled so many times over the last decade.
I'm sick of the PG-13 rating butchering great content. Grow a pair and go with a genuine R. The 17 and up crowd has been black balled so many times over the last decade.
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3:46AM on 10/11/2011
Hey, as long as I have some way to view the R-rated version, I'm in. I don't care if it's exclusively for Blu-Ray, as long as it's substantially different and justifies the R-rating instead of some "Unrated version" bullshit with 3minutes of extra CGI blood. I'm not naive enough to hope for the actual theatrical release to be rated R, so as long as it has a great story and Hugh Jackman finally gets the Wolverine movie he deserves, I'll be a happy fan.
Hey, as long as I have some way to view the R-rated version, I'm in. I don't care if it's exclusively for Blu-Ray, as long as it's substantially different and justifies the R-rating instead of some "Unrated version" bullshit with 3minutes of extra CGI blood. I'm not naive enough to hope for the actual theatrical release to be rated R, so as long as it has a great story and Hugh Jackman finally gets the Wolverine movie he deserves, I'll be a happy fan.
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2:13AM on 10/11/2011
Sure I would love to see a more adult Wolverine but it is a comic book movie after all. At this point I will simply like to see a great story backed up but great acting and effects.
Sure I would love to see a more adult Wolverine but it is a comic book movie after all. At this point I will simply like to see a great story backed up but great acting and effects.
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1:49AM on 10/11/2011
Love this idea! Release a PG-13 theatrical version that will light up the box office but offer the R rated on DVD! Best of both worlds. As long as they include a few scenes like Captain America (guy torn up by propeller) and cutting away as things get nasty but off screen gore can pack an impact as well.

The Wolverine is going to be epic!
Love this idea! Release a PG-13 theatrical version that will light up the box office but offer the R rated on DVD! Best of both worlds. As long as they include a few scenes like Captain America (guy torn up by propeller) and cutting away as things get nasty but off screen gore can pack an impact as well.

The Wolverine is going to be epic!
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1:35AM on 10/11/2011
Hugh Jackman needs to do his research.
R-rating does NOT exclude under 17s. They just need to go with a guardian over 17.
An R-rated Wolverine would be epic. Too bad false logic prevents it from being put on the table. (And if an R-rated Blu-Ray means adding some shitty CGI blood, count me the fuck out)
Hugh Jackman needs to do his research.
R-rating does NOT exclude under 17s. They just need to go with a guardian over 17.
An R-rated Wolverine would be epic. Too bad false logic prevents it from being put on the table. (And if an R-rated Blu-Ray means adding some shitty CGI blood, count me the fuck out)
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1:24AM on 10/11/2011
wolverine has been my favorite mutant since forever, and as much as i'd love an R rated flick, Jackman brings up a good point. if i was still a kid and a wolverine movie came out that i wasn't allowed to see it would have killed me.
i'm fine with pg13 on this, just make a movie worthy of the character... and if you could have just one scene with him wearing his badass mask i would be eternally grateful
wolverine has been my favorite mutant since forever, and as much as i'd love an R rated flick, Jackman brings up a good point. if i was still a kid and a wolverine movie came out that i wasn't allowed to see it would have killed me.
i'm fine with pg13 on this, just make a movie worthy of the character... and if you could have just one scene with him wearing his badass mask i would be eternally grateful
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11:46PM on 10/10/2011
I'd be happy with a PG-13 theatrical film w/ a more violent cut for blu-ray/dvd. That's the best we can hope for, there's a better chance of hell freezing over than a R-rated Wolverine film in theaters. You need to find a darker style like Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows or Revenge of the Sith, good for adults w/o alienating youngsters who are fans.
I'd be happy with a PG-13 theatrical film w/ a more violent cut for blu-ray/dvd. That's the best we can hope for, there's a better chance of hell freezing over than a R-rated Wolverine film in theaters. You need to find a darker style like Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows or Revenge of the Sith, good for adults w/o alienating youngsters who are fans.
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11:40PM on 10/10/2011
This is good news. No other superhero deserves a R-Rated movie more than Wolverine. It is truly the only way to do the character justice.

I mean the cameo alone in X-Men: First Class was a good example.

Excited as hell for this.
This is good news. No other superhero deserves a R-Rated movie more than Wolverine. It is truly the only way to do the character justice.

I mean the cameo alone in X-Men: First Class was a good example.

Excited as hell for this.
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