Logan – the first official X-Men 15-certificate theatrical movie

Logan Logan is the third and (allegedly) final solo outing for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and takes places in the near future, where the aging character and the always-old Professor X (Patrick Stewart) have to protect a young female clone of Wolverine, Laura Kinney (Dafne Keen), from an evil organisation, while dark forces are afoot…

Today, it was confirmed not only that the film will be the first official X-Men 15-certificate theatrical movie, but also what the reasons were (Note that Deadpool wasn’t officially an X-Men film, while 2013’s The Wolverine was a 15-cert in its uncut form, but the cinema release was censored down to a 12-cert. Thankfully, however, when it comes to superhero films, both Deadpool and Suicide Squad showed that you CAN make a 15-cert film AND get plenty of bums on seats, as they both took the No.1 slot in the UK for three weeks in a row, and both made a ton of money worldwide.

The following (which I’ll hide with a spoiler heading) is what the BBFC have published today:

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Directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Knight and Day), the film also stars Boyd Holbrook, Doris Morgado, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen Merchant, Richard E Grant and ER‘s Eriq La Salle. Wonder if he’ll do that air-fist-punch thing in the film, like he did in the ER opening credits? Probably not.

The trailer below is the second Red Band trailer which shows some of the violence and language which also garnered it a 15-certificate.

Interestingly, this time, Fox haven’t forced a fake 3D version on us the same as the have done with X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine and X-Men Apocalypse, so any IMAX showings are all in 2D. Perhaps 3D is coming to an end like Logan’s journey… After all, I only saw a couple of moments in both of the last two X-Men movies where 3D would’ve been worth a look.

Logan is released next Wednesday, March 1st, two days ahead of the US.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.