''Wolverine 3' movie updates: filming begins; movie to receive R-rated, Western-style theme


"Wolverine 3" is one of the most anticipated films for next year, considering it will be the last adventure of the clawed mutant, Logan. Filming has already begun, as confirmed by producer Simon Kinberg and the movie is said to be geared toward more mature audiences.

In an interview with Collider, Kinberg confirmed that it will be a much different movie compared to the previous installments. "It's a very radical, bold, different Wolverine than you've ever seen in any of these movies," Kinberg told the publication.

The producer added that the story is set in the future. He also confirmed the rating for the upcoming Hugh Jackman-starred film. "It is an R-rated movie. It's violent, it's kind of like a western in its tone. It's just a very cool, different film."

As to how far in the future the movie will be set in remains to be seen, but there have been speculations that "Wolverine 3" will be based on the comics, "Old Man Logan." In the story, the time is in the future and super villains have divided and taken over the United States.

Logan, in the story, has retracted his claws as he is already retired, but will somehow find his way to fighting once again. This widely speculated plotline for "Wolverine 3" has not been confirmed outright by the producer, but since Kinberg already revealed it will have a Western-theme style, it somehow connects the dots.

Also, as previously reported by Ecumenical News, Logan's last movie might give way to the beginning of his female clone, X-23. It was rumored that the character will even be part of "Wolverine 3." Then again, this remains as speculation and will only be confirmed once the production team issues an official announcement.

"Wolverine 3" has yet to be officially titled, but a release date has already been set to March 3, 2017. Apart from Jackman, the movie also stars Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle and Stephen Merchant.

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