When The Wolverine hits theaters this weekend, it will have a PG-13 rating. While fans have been clamoring for an R rated version of The Wolverine, 20th Century Fox needed a PG-13 rating to play to as wide an audience as possible in theaters.
However, fans who want to see a more violent, bloodier Wolverine will eventually get their wish. In an interview with Digital Spy, The Wolverine director James Mangold revealed, "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."
So how much more footage will fans get to see and when will it be released? Mangold added, "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."
The Wolverine is scheduled to be released in movie theaters in the United States on July 26, 2013.