Its pretty common knowledge at this point that Fox doesnt really seem to like the idea of a Rated R mainstream superhero film, case in point is how Daredevil was handled. Recently the site Digital Spy caught up with The Wolverine’s Director James Mangold and got a very interesting potential reveal out of him.
“I’m very happy with the cut, and the studio was very generous in terms of letting me finish the movie as I wanted, but I do think we will have a slightly more violent version… let’s say an unrated, a bloodier version. There’s about ten or 12 minutes of scenes that I’d love people to see, that we’ll produce some kind of longer version of the movie at some point on Blu-ray or whatever. There’s another great scene with Hiro Sanada and a much more elaborate battle with ninjas from the third act that is a pretty huge battle sequence that you’ll see.”
With the movie less a week away its interesting to hear that there was already a small chunk of the film that was removed for ratings sake, and potentially an Unrated/Directors Cut may be coming for this film by years end.
The Wolverine hits theaters this weekend on July 26th 2013.