Hugh Jackman Took A Pay Cut So ‘Logan’ Would Be R-Rated

Logan and The Wolverine director James Mangold screened 40 minutes of Logan at the Butt-Numb-A-Thon film marathon in Austin, Texas. We already know the film has a dark toneas evidenced by the trailer — and isn’t a “CG f*ckathon.” We also learned from producer Simon Kinberg that it’ll be R-rated, violent, different than other X-Men movies, and “like a western in its tone.” It should be noted that Mangold originally shot The Wolverine as an R-rated movie but also filmed PG-13 versions of some scenes in case the studio refused an R-rating (and they did), but with the huge success of the R-rated Deadpool, Mangold finally garnered approval for an R-rated Wolverine movie with Logan.

But it turns out it took more than Deadpool‘s success to convince Fox to go R-rated with Logan. Mangold told the audience that Hugh Jackman accepted a lower salary to get an R-rated version of the story made:

Hey, Jackman is a committed dude. After all, if the bar ain’t bendin’, then you’re just pretendin’.

Also, it turns out this version of Wolverine is a berserker who’s still swearing like he was in X-Men: First Class.

Well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

(Via Screen Rant)