With the highly-anticipated franchise sequel, The Wolverine, finally set to film next year, MTV caught up with leading man Hugh Jackman to chat about what fans can expect. While the previous film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine landed a PG-13 rating, Jackman says that a plan may go through that would allow director James Mangold to shoot for two different cuts.
“There’s such great temptation to make an R-rated ‘Wolverine’,” he says, “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 is — which 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.”
You can check out the full video interview in the player below and check back for updates on the status of The Wolverine as they become available.