Wolverine 3 and X-Force Movie Could Both Be Rated R


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Deadpool is a box office smash by any standards, but the fact that it made more than $132.7 million in its opening weekend with an R-rating is particularly impressive. Inevitably, there is now much speculation about what other superhero properties will embrace the more restrictive rating, with both X-Force and Wolverine 3 potentially aiming for an R.

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Producer Simon Kinberg, who oversees Fox's X-Men universe, spoke recently to Collider about whether more films in the franchise could aim for the higher rating. "I think there are some stories that could be R-rated," he said. "I don’t know what they are, I mean I think the mainline X-Men movies have their own tone, which is a more operatic tone. It's more dramatic, it is more PG-13 in a way. X-Force I could see being R-rated, and who knows?”

X-Force is a superhero team that was conceived by Deadpool's co-creator Rob Liefeld. They first appeared the 100th issue of Marvel's X-Men spinoff comic The New Mutants in 1991, and have gone on to include such heroes as Cyclops, Psylocke, Wolverine, Storm, and Colossus, as well as Deadpool.

Meanwhile, a catalogue that Fox made available at the recent New York Toy Fair revealed that the studio might also be intending for their third Wolverine movie to carry an R-rating. A photo published by Comicbook.com clearly displays an "anticipated rating."

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Wolverine 3 is yet to start production, but last month star Hugh Jackman revealed that the film had a "full script." It is due for release in summer 2017.

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if you guys are wondering why so many articles about comics and movie news, this is why:


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Ugh I hate these studios, so scared of risk. They FINALLY make an R movie, and it actually does well... so now they're there just gonna go to town with it, lovely, things never get old with that approach!

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I don't think X-Men right now needs that much change. The reboot is looming in near future anyway.

But with this mentality you could try Fantastic Four one more time. This time make Dr Doom the menace he is, able to kill a cityful of people in seconds. The baddest villain of Marvel facing a group of respectable F4. No more teen action drama

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: F4 doesn't need to be rated R in anyway, shape or form.

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Dam it america..... all this fuss over "R rating" and it's only the equivilant of a 15...

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Finally. That has been my complaint since day 1. Wolverine is not a PG13 character. Never was.
They can explore this world with a whole lot more freedom when it turns R.

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@tlpina: X-Men is more kid-teen thing though. I think lot depends how they want the movie to be like, Wolverine or X-Men

After Days of The Future Past I would wish Wolverine 3 would involve the entire classic X-Men roster and it seems plausible with Patrick and Halle being pretty much confirmed appearances. They already did the 1st X-Men movie about the classic team but I'm sure they could end this franchise with some sort of homage swansong where Wolverine (who knows one version of the future so there could be juicy wall-breaking dialogue), Cyclops, Storm, Jean and maybe 1 or 2 others go to their last quest to face Mr. Sinister for example. But since they're going to reboot the whole thing after that I wouldn't mind if the entire team got wiped out or sucked into some time vortex.

However with the title being Wolverine 3 I expect Storm, Cyclops and others will be more like cameos. X might be the telepathic mentor all the way through. That could be R material

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@tlpina: I have to agree. I don't think it needs to be a crazy over the top R, but I'm definitely looking forward to what they can do with more freedom.

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I need to see Deadpool again lol

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"what other superhero properties will embrace the more restrictive rating,"

Its More restrictive in terms of who can view it .. but less restrictive in terms of the content that can go into it !! .. R-Rated is just fine !! Deadpool proved that !!

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what the shit...do we get an immediate up-vote or something? that's like getting a trophy when you lose a game

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@whakyZ86: it's a participation upvote

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Hugh Jackman has been playing Wolverine for 17 years (X-Men 1 filmed in 1999)... sheesh. Maybe they should just call it a day now, eh?

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@tom_cat_01: nope. got one more shot at redemption. better take it

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I just want the Wolverine movie I have always wanted, R rated and Hugh in the damn iconic suit.

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@merwanor: I'd rather have something like Old Man Logan, but Yellow Suit Logan would be pretty sweet to see on the big screen.

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Thank you Deadpool. The Dark Knight series should have been rated R. It always felt like we were watching the edited for TV version

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@MrFreehuggs: Yeah, I didn't feel that. Batman doesn't need an R rating, kinda out of place for him.

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From Hollywood most genius executive minds, here it comes "Hello Kitty, the Rated R movie"

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@Saladudo: "From Fox" Let's get these insults right, since when fox discovers an untapped market they go for it with little thought for the repurcussions

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Mega64 predicted this in their latest podcast.

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@brn-dn: James Gunn predicted this

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@Saladudo: On Monday? They predicted it on Sunday.