A few days ago saw a promotional image surface out of Toy Fair stating Fox Studios is anticipating an R-rating for the next Wolverine movie, which will be Hugh Jackman’s last movie as the adamantium-wielding mutant.
Now Den Of Geek is stating that R-rating for Wolverine is confirmed, in addition to stating the movie will be about “Old Man Logan,” which was previously teased at Comic-Con.
While Fox has yet to officially confirm the R-rating, the report states Fox has been targeting an R-rating for Wolverine even prior to Deadpool. It’s said director James Mangold has been planning for years to make a more violent sendoff for Jackman and his version of Wolverine.
The Marvel Comics “Old Man Logan” storyline written by Mark Millar (Civil War, Kick-Ass, Kingsman) features Wolverine in a post-apocalyptic alternate universe and future where the supervillains have taken over the United States. Here is the description for the graphic novel on Amazon:
MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN–who last teamed for the monumental CIVIL WAR–bring us the most important WOLVERINE story of the 21st century. Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him…and in his place stands anold man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced tohelp an old friend–the blind archer, HAWKEYE–drive three thousand miles to secure his family’s safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan.
Obviously Fox would adapt “Old Man Logan” a bit differently as they don’t have the rights to the Hulk and Hawkeye, but more than likely other Fox-owned characters would fit. Patrick Stewart is said to be returning as Professor X for the film as well.
Jackman also previously stated fans wanted to see Wolverine in the yellow suit, the berserker rage, and another battle versus Sabretooth.
The untitled Wolverine movie has a March 3, 2017 release.