THE WOLVERINE Will Receive "Bloodier" Unrated Cut Says Director James Mangold

THE WOLVERINE Will Receive "Bloodier" Unrated Cut Says Director James Mangold

The Wolverine director James Mangold has revealed in a new interview that a unrated cut of the film will be featured on the DVD and Blu-Ray release later this year. Plus, has he been offered a comic book movie before? Hit the jump to find out!

Digital Spy recently sat down with director James Mangold to discuss his career and his upcoming superhero movie, The Wolverine. The director let a few things slip, including that "a slightly more violent version... let's say an unrated, a bloodier version" will be released when the DVD/Blu-Ray hits stores later this year. While this is exciting news for those fans who wanted a badass/more violent Wolverine, the director also says that despite the PG-13 rating on the theatrical release, fans of the comic book character should still go see the film. The director also revealed that "people have buzzed around my interest in them [Comic Book Movies] before and I've been curious about them before, but I've always gotten the sense, from the harrowing tales of other directors' experiences, that they largely become things that are out of their control." So what do you guys think about an Unrated edition of The Wolverine? Are you guys excited? Why the hell wouldn't you be?

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality. Directed By James Mangold, The Wolverine hits theaters in 2D & 3D on July 26, 2013!

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TopCat89 - 7/22/2013, 4:15 AM

AmazingFantasy - 7/22/2013, 4:17 AM
Shit bugger [frick] yes
MrV - 7/22/2013, 4:17 AM
Why not 2 versions in cinema , that probably would do good as well
TopCat89 - 7/22/2013, 4:19 AM
I would love to one day see this!

ThisIsHeavy - 7/22/2013, 4:27 AM
whoa123 - 7/22/2013, 4:28 AM
Oh hell yes!!!
ThisIsHeavy - 7/22/2013, 4:33 AM
Now I need a time machine.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/22/2013, 4:34 AM
I knew they'd do this!
ekrolo2 - 7/22/2013, 4:42 AM
You mean im gonna stop hearing people bitch about a blood less Wolverine movie?!? This week just keeps getting better and better.
MexicanSexyman - 7/22/2013, 4:43 AM
Yes I knew it. Less than one fricking week for this beast of a movie.
marvel72 - 7/22/2013, 4:45 AM
sameoldthing - 7/22/2013, 5:33 AM
Glad there will be a more bloody's Wolverine & the man gets bloody.
I watch repeat viewings on DVD & will buy it if the film is good.
LEVITIKUZ - 7/22/2013, 5:44 AM
Happy Nomis?
Abary - 7/22/2013, 5:48 AM
Oh thank the heavens.
kong - 7/22/2013, 5:58 AM
hells yeah
Gunslinger - 7/22/2013, 6:04 AM
Unrated is the way to go with Wolvie. I know that it's very loosely (emphasis on loosely) based on the Japan saga and with it being Fux I remain sceptical, but and unrated Wolverine movie is a step in the right direction. If only they could respect the source material minimally (some concessions must be made when adapting comics to movie as they're different mediums and movies unlike comics don't benefit from decades of buildup and exposition), but Fux needs to stop raping the X-men
jimoakley666 - 7/22/2013, 6:13 AM
Cool. Still looking forward to seeing on Thursday, though.
spidey1994 - 7/22/2013, 6:14 AM
[frick] yeah! Seeing the movie on Saturday wit my friends. Hoping this is the Wolverine movie we've been waiting for.
SoundWave - 7/22/2013, 6:18 AM
Finaly bloody X-men movie!
ekrolo2 - 7/22/2013, 6:22 AM

His costume would blow major balls in live action, somethings should stay in comics and never leave live action. As for his height who cares as long as he looks like the character, captures the essence of the character and gives a good performance.
TheWolverine08 - 7/22/2013, 6:27 AM
As a fan of Wolverine, I do not understand the complaints about Hugh Jackman. A 5'3 midget in a yellow and blue costume might look good in comics, but will never, EVER look good in a movie. Jackman is a great movie translation of Wolverine to movies.
TheWolverine08 - 7/22/2013, 6:31 AM
I much rather have a great actor like Jackman give a good acting performance and capture the essence of Wolverine, then suck up to fanboys and get a midget guy in a yellow and blue costume who gives a bad acting performance, and doesn't capture the essence of Wolverine.
RamonSuarez - 7/22/2013, 6:31 AM
There should have been an R-rated cut for the theaters. This is BS designed to grab more money from the fans instead of making the best Wolverine film possible.
TheWolverine08 - 7/22/2013, 6:33 AM
The only thing I don't like about Jackman's Wolverine is that he doesn't know how to fight. Wolverine in the comics is arguably the best hand to hand fighter in the Marvel U, and is a trained samurai, soldier, and mercenary. Jackman's Wolverine fights like a drunken redneck. Lol.
Sephiroth - 7/22/2013, 6:35 AM
Thank you Mangold!
RamonSuarez - 7/22/2013, 6:36 AM
Jackman isn't a "great actor". And a 5'3" dude who can kick ass is what we see in lots of martial arts movies where dudes like Jet Li who are 5ft. 5 in. tall. Are you going to tell me that Jet Li is to small to be an effective action hero?

The reason someone like Wolverine is so relatable to audiences is because he doesn't have to look like a perfect bronze god to be an effective hero. So what did Singer do? He cast a guy in Jackman who looks like he's more suited to play Superman than Wolverine. Ugh.
ekrolo2 - 7/22/2013, 6:38 AM

Apparently he has a suit thats a mix of his X-Men movie suit and his X-Force one minus the cowl.


Hugh Jackman as Superman you're out of your mind, also you people FINALLY get an R-rated Wolverine movie and you STILL bitch! How the [frick] do you people do this?! I mean im about as pessimistic as they get but wow do people like you on this site have this physical need to find a flaw in something and bitch about it?
TheRedSkull - 7/22/2013, 6:40 AM
Does that mean an entirely new certificate for that cut all together? Or just one or two shots of blood?...
ekrolo2 - 7/22/2013, 6:46 AM

Doesn't fit handsome and tall? Im sorry but Ive read the earlier Wolverine comics with Clermont and he looks as tall and handsome as the rest of them, the only anti hero thing going on with him is that hes kind of an asshole and a loner.
TheWolverine08 - 7/22/2013, 6:46 AM
The only thing I would like Jackman's Wolverine to do is to learn how to fight. Take some boxing or martial arts classes dude. I kind of got pissed when Lady Deathstrike handed Wolverine's ass to him in X2. That fight shouldn't have been so one sided.
TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan - 7/22/2013, 6:47 AM
Ooooooo, look, all the non believers of Wolvie's costume being adapted to screen all coming out in force yet again!

Well, once again I shall repeat......... BAT IN THE SUN!

Low Budget Costumes that look awesome (Black & Grey X Force costume against Batman) & the upcoming Wolverine vs. Predator where it's Black & Yellow.

BOTH AWESOME looking & both done on a minimal budget yet still look far superior TO ANY FOX Wolverine costume, even the slightly looking Yellow one from DOFP.

Comes to something when an Indy budget can blow away a big studios looking costumes.

All you nay sayers have NO IMAGINATION!

The Wolverine comic costumes WILL work on screen if in the right persons hands with the right creativity.

You unimaginative people keep enjoying the all Black Fox easy way out costumes though.
OrgasmicPotatoe - 7/22/2013, 6:47 AM
ekrolo2 - 7/22/2013, 6:48 AM

Faithfulness to source material is BS, as long as the spirit and the essence of a character, team or universe is captured they can change what ever they want, thats what adapting means, besides the movies are an alternate universe anyhow so they don't need to stick 100% to the comics just to please douche bag purists who despise everything and anything thats not exactly like the original comics from 50+ years ago.
RamonSuarez - 7/22/2013, 6:48 AM

Yeah, I must be insane to think a 6'4" chiseled and handsome man with a perfect physique is a more logical choice to be cast as Superman than Wolverine. What was I thinking?
TheWolverine08 - 7/22/2013, 6:50 AM
I would like to see Wolverine's X Force costume on screen. That suit is badass.
ekrolo2 - 7/22/2013, 6:50 AM

Except the fact he doesn't look like Superman at all and couldn't look good in the costume if his life depended on it, yea you were pretty spot on/sarcasm.
PsychoManiacJacky - 7/22/2013, 6:52 AM

Still they missed out on the opportunity to show this version in theaters the one the FANS want. I knew this movie was going to be a heavily toned down piece of crap now proven they ACTUALLY do have an unrated version sitting on the editing shelf. Honestly why ruin and chop up a movie that was going to be seemingly perfect. After that being said I am not seeing The Wolverine in theaters, I am scrapping my plans. They are not getting my money.
MiracleMe - 7/22/2013, 6:54 AM
Ideally an Wolverine would be played by a guy who physically matches the comic book character AND is a good actor. Something that's more than doable. I like Jackman but a stockier actor would've been better for the character, by a long shot. One of the things that makes W so cool IS the fact of his short stature not stopping him from always being the baddest em effer in the room!

Of course for me I'm tired of any X-film being "Wolverine & Co.". There are waaaaaaaaay too many other great mutants in the Xmen universe and Wolverine ain't near the top of my favorite list.
ekrolo2 - 7/22/2013, 6:56 AM

How about you know the current state of R-rated comic book movies before bitching? Please do tell how many R-rated comic book films in the past 10 years have come out and not been complete box office bombs? You WANT your hardcore, ubber violent Wolverine movie where he decapitates people to bomb miserably and ensure another doesn't get made for 30 years? At least know what you're bitching about before bitching about it buddy. The only things that make money that are rated R are R-rated comedies (horror movies don't count cause they're dirt cheap to make and easily make back their box office money with as little as 50 mil).
MiracleMe - 7/22/2013, 6:56 AM
The Original X-men have been given short shrift. And they are truly great characters!
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