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Wolverine 3 Set To Be 'Violent And Like A Western'

This latest installation is said to be a whole lot darker than previous films.

BY Hugh Armitage | May 17, 2016 | Film & TV

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The surprising success of Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, even though it was R-rated (15 certificate),  has got the adult-themed superhero film bandwagon rolling. 

X-Men franchise writer and producer Simon Kinberg has confirmed the rumours that Wolverine 3 will be a lot darker than the previous films.

Director James Mangold shot scenes that would have made Hugh Jackman's previous solo outing The Wolverine R-rated, but later decided to release it in a PG-13 cut instead.

The future setting for the film has caused speculation that it might be based on Mark Millar's apocalyptic future story 'Old Man Logan'.

Simon Kinberg​ couldn't confirm whether Patrick Stewart will be returning as Professor X in the new film but we do know Stephen Merchant, Richard E Grant and Boyd Holbrook will be starring. The movie is expected to be released in early 2017.

From: Esquire UK.