Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen as X-23/Laura Kinney in Logan

Logan needed to be R-rated for reasons beyond violence and language, according to the movie’s co-writer/director James Mangold. Fans were excited when it was first announced Logan was receiving an R rating, which would finally allow the dark, bloody side of the Wolverine character to come forth. But more than giving the action scenes a harsher edge, Logan presented a more mature, melancholy version of the titular character, which led to rave reviews.

The films grossed over $600 million worldwide, showing there was a willing audience for a more personal, character focused comic book movie. Logan’s excellent word of mouth even nabbed it an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay; a feat almost unheard ...

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