X-Men franchise producer Simon Kinberg has confirmed both that James Mangold’s 2017 Wolverine film will carry its previously-rumored R rating, and that it has already begun filming!
“I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say about that. I will agree with you that Patrick Stewart was rumored to be a part of that film. It takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film,” Kinberg said.
The cast for the film currently includes Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart as Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier. They’re joined by Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal. James Mangold directs from a script by David James Kelly.
Mangold’s previous film The Wolverine saw an alternate R-rated cut released on home media after its theatrical release, and, following the success of Deadpool (currently the highest-grossing X-Men and R-rated movie of all-time), this is an unsurprising decision.