Originally Posted by Matt Mortem
You don't have to cut away from the kill. The filmmakers will just have to be a bit more creative in how they portray the violence. I know you find it a totally impossible to grasp concept, but ultimately Wolverine is beloved by millions of children. Fox, Marvel, or whoever is not going to alienate an entire demographic to please fans that want to see Wolverine shower himself in blood. It doesn't make good sense to go for an R rating for Wolverine from a purely business point of view. Movies are ultimately a business. If a company is going to pour millions into a film, they're gonna want to guarantee their return. The best way to guarantee it is to make it as accessible as possible. That means we get a PG-13 Wolverine film. That's just the way it goes.
I've brought this up before, BLACK SWAN grossed $107 Million during Awards season with no 3D, a $10 Million budget and an R-rating (for explicit sex, violence and themes).
If a movie is great, people will watch it. Neutering the movie to cater to broader demographics doesn't help it but rather harms it.
That's what happened to Origins. FOX thought they should aim it at kids. Look what happened.
$150 Million budget. $180 Million Domestic.
People went to watch the animal. The weapon. $85 million worth of people that were misled during opening weekend. Hence the poor legs the film had afterwards.
You make a Wolverine movie that isn't watered down & people will storm the theaters. That's why FOX went with Aronofsky - who wrote brutal, R-rated film.