The Wolverine won't begin production until spring 2012, although writer Mark Bomback is currently working on the script, which James Mangold will direct from. Star Hugh Jackman made some interesting comments over the weekend, claiming they have been discussing shooting two versions of The Wolverine: a PG-13 theatrical cut, and an R-rated cut.
Here's what Hugh Jackman had to say below.
"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 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 while you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans."