Los Angeles: Australian actor Hugh Jackman says it is a possibility there will be an R-rated version of `The Wolverine`.
The actor is set to reprise the comic book character for a second spin-off movie from the `X-Men` series, following on from `X-Men Origins: Wolverine`, and he says director James Mangold is discussing with him the possibility of shooting two sets of scenes so an R-rated version.
This means that those under 17 would require a parent or guardian to see it, reported Ace Showbiz.
"James Mangold and I talked about an R-rated version and we`re like, `Look, let`s not put it off the table.` There`s even talk about us doing two versions, as in finding a way to
do both while you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans," he said.
Jackman has previously hinted the movie, which saw Mangold replace `Black Swan` director Darren Aronofsky, who dropped out for personal reasons, would be more extreme than previous incarnations because the character allows that possibility.
"There is such great temptation to make an R-rated Wolverine. I`ve always felt that, I know a lot of fans would like that, and if there`s ever gonna be a superhero that`s gonna be R-rated it`s Wolverine," he said.
Jackman latest film `Real Steel` has topped the box office in the US. He will soon begin shooting his leading role in Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper`s `Les Miserables`.