Things are beginning to sound really promising for Hugh Jackman's supposed last outing as Wolverine.
After 16 years, the 47-year old actor's time as the triple-clawed X-Men mutant will come to an end in Wolverine 3, which according to producer Simon Kinberg, has already begun filming.
“It’s a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you’ve ever seen in any of these movies,” he told Collider.
Kinberg also went on to confirm rumors of the film's rating, following in the footsteps of recent success Deadpool with a bloody, hard R-rating.
“I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say about that. 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.”
The rating goes hand-in-hand with the hinted at the legendary Old Man Logan storyline, placing Wolverine in a dystopian future where super villains rule and a tragic event prevents him from retracting his claws ever again. If director James Mangold want Jackman to go out with a bang, this certainly is the way to do it.
Wolverine 3, starring Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Elise Neal, hits theaters in March 2017.