There hasn’t been much news of the third and final installation of the Wolverine solo adventure’s (which will be Hugh Jackman’s last time playing the titular character), but were there’s no official news, you can always count on constant rumors floating around to keep you going. The rumors we speak of, are those pertaining to this installation adapting Old Man Logan, a popular Wolverine story, to the big screen. On top of that, there’s the included rumor that the film will be heading towards an R-rating.
According to Den of Geek, it’s already been confirmed by multiple sources close to the film that it’s pretty much expected to get an R-rating, and that the story will loosely be based off of the Old Man Logan graphic novel.
To those who are less knowledgeable about the story, Old Man Logan is based in an alternate and post-apocalyptic future where an elderly Wolverine lives as the last surviving X-Men after an incident that took place years ago, leading Wolverine to refuse to ever fight or use his claws again.
The story is full of gore, extremely brutal, and violent, so the news of them pushing for an R-rating is to be expected. They were acting pushing for an R-rating before Deadpool came out, which means that even if they didn’t plan to adapt Old Man Logan for the film, it’d still be a closer representation to the Wolverine fans are used to seeing in the comics. We’re still hopeful for Old Man Logan though.
However, the story involves characters such as Hawkeye and Hulk who play significant roles in the story, and those two are under the control of Marvel Studios, so if 20th Century Fox wanted to adapt this story, they’d have to replace multiple characters with those that are actually under their jurisdiction (hence the probability of it being loosely based off of the graphic novel).
While all of this news looks very promising at the moment, you have to remember that at the end of the day, they’re all still rumors. So as always, take this news with a slight grain of salt.
Wolverine 3 is scheduled to be released on March 3rd, 2017.