It Begins: Fox Says Wolverine 3 Will Be Rated 'R'

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Well, that didn’t take long! A mere two days after Deadpool’s shocking box office success, Fox has begun going all-in on “adult” superhero films. At the New York Toy Fair, the studio announced that it wants the third solo Wolverine movie to also be rated “R.”

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This is only the beginning, folks. But the good news is that of all the superheroes that could benefit from the freedom of a R-rating, Wolverine is probably near the top. If nothing else, it would be awesome to finally see a movie where Wolverine’s claws actually cut through people instead of mysteriously passing through them without ever drawing a single drop of blood.

[Comicbook.com]


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DISCUSSION

So “R, like Deadpool” is the new “dark and gritty, like Batman”.

Somehow everyone forgot that the R rated “Dredd” (which deserved all of the success there is) flopped.

R does not equal $.