Although it should come as no surprise, it's now been confirmed by director James Mangold that Logan will be rated R in the US.
The rating means that Logan will feature plenty of violence, plenty of cursing and - in one instances - some brief nudity as well. Mangold and Hugh Jackman have both been adamant that Logan would be going for a hard R rating, with Jackman reportedly taking a pay cut to ensure that the film would pass studio executives without having to edit it to get a lower rating.
Official: Please be advised that LOGAN has been rated R for “strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.”
— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 23, 2017
Deadpool, of course, has a lot to do with this. Considering the film made so much money, received a Golden Globe nomination and effectively relaunched Ryan Reynolds' career, Fox and other studios are now warming to the idea that rated R films can make money.
There's been no word yet from IFCO, but it usually follows that if a film gets rated R in the US, it'll be rated 16 here in Ireland.
Logan is scheduled for an Irish release date of March 3rd.