Director James Mangold has announced that Logan is officially rated R.
The news isn’t surprising. Rumors that Logan was going to be rated R circulated very early on in the production cycle and the trailers have done nothing to dissuade that notion.
Mangold notes that the reasons for the R rating include "strong brutal violence," "language throughout," and "brief nudity."
Official: Please be advised that LOGAN has been rated R for “strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.”— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 23, 2017
Recently it was noted that Logan did not have an official rating, but of course, it was only a matter of time.
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Logan takes place in the year 2029, where mutant births have become extremely rare. The defenders of mutant kind, the X-Men, are long gone, and the only remains of them are an old and struggling Charles Xavier and a weary Logan. Logan's vaunted healing factor has slowed, and at times doesn't seem to work at all. When a young mutant needs his help, Logan has to unsheathe his claws once more. His job isn't over yet.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Boyd Holbrook (Donald Pierce), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Dafne Keen (Laura Kinney/X-23), Doris Morgado (Maria), Stephen Merchant (Caliban), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Gabriela), and Richard E. Grant (Dr. Zander Rice). James Mangold is directing and helped on the screenplay along with Scott Frank and Michael Green.
Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.