Deadpool's massive box-office success is sure to start a new trend of R-rated superhero films. But we doubt if that has much to do with the latest report about Hugh Jackman's finale Wolverine film being an R-rated movie as well.
According to Den of Geek, Wolverine 3 is indeed going to be R-rated, but that decision has nothing to do with the recent success of Deadpool. Apparently, director James Mangold has been planning to bid a violent farewell to the character for some time now, and a big part of that is because it will adapt Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Old Man Logan comic book storyline.
The website points out, the "comic book story is incredibly violent, featuring decapitations, brutal murders, and a hero who suffers from sudden bursts of bloodlust." The report also adds that the movie is also likely to get a new title before its 3 March, 2017 release. Well, it looks like Jackman really wants to go with a bang in an R-rated final Wolverine film, post the PG-13 rating of all previous X-Men movies.
Talking about the film to Collider in an earlier interview, Jackman stated, "It's my last one, for me I want it to be perfect. So the moment I know it's perfect, bang, we'll go."
Meanwhile, producer Simon Kinberg also spoke about the film's storyline in a December 2015 interview stating that it's something the team has been quite excited about for a while. "In its essence it's something that Hugh and Mangold have been excited about for a while." Praising the actor and director's working style, Kinberg added that "...They just have a shorthand fluency and trust. It's really nice to watch."
Well, now it remains to be seen if these rumours turn out to be true and fans get an R-rated swansong to Jackman's beloved superhero character.