The Wolverine is just about here and, love it or hate it, the movie will be cemented within Fox’s new X-Men franchise. One thing about the clawed menace, however, is that he tends to leave a trail of seriously mangled bodies in his wake (at least when he’s doing what he does best). And though this is not financially viable for a studio trying to pull in a PG-13 rating and sell some tickets, it does look like we may get a little more of the Wolverine we know and love once the Blu-ray/DVD arrives.
Digital Spy chatted up The Wolverine director James Mangold who had this to say about what we might expect from the unrated, extended version of the flick.
“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.”
In the meanwhile, check out the rated version come this Friday, July 26th.
Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.