Will LOGAN Be R-Rated? Not So Fast, Says Director

"Logan" poster
Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox's upcoming Logan movie has been framed as an R-Rated movie in the build-up to its March 3 release, but now director James Mangold has come out to say that the final call on the rating has not been made yet - and that some of the more vicious scenes could be cut for later release in an unrated version of the film.

"... we haven’t gotten through the ratings board yet. What you’ve seen might be the unrated version!" Mangold told Fandango. "That’s a good question that we’ll have to uncover. It’s uncomfortable to talk about ratings only to the degree that we’re not supposed to talk about ratings. Not because we’re clearly making a hard film, but because we’re not supposed to say what the rating should be since that’s the job of the MPAA and we don’t want to make them angry."

Logan was widely speculated as being an R-Rated film given the success of the R-Rated Deadpool in February 2016, and producer Simon Kinberg said in May that his intention was to make Logan R-rated.

"It takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie," Kinberg told Collider. "It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film."

2013's The Wolverine, also directed by Mangold, was ultimately released as a PG-13 film with a later unrated edition coming on home video.

Logan opens in theaters March 3.

Logan opens in theaters March 3.

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