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James Mangold Reveals X-23 Spin-Off In The Works

Although Hugh Jackman hung up the claws with one last outing as the popular cigar smoking, trash talking, Canadian mutant, Wolverine in this year’s, Logan – it doesn’t mean that we won’t have something to look forward to as it pertains to mutants with claws and healing factors.

Logan director, James Mangold is keen on continuing the story from the perspective of Laura Kinney/X-23. Superbly played by young newcomer, Dafne Keen, Laura was exciting to watch and definitely a scene stealer.  Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Mangold said, “We’re just working on a script.”


Dafne Keen as Laura/X-23 in Logan (courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

Mangold pointed out Patty Jenkins‘ success with Wonder Woman and the need for female-fronted superhero films. Mangold said:

“Patty’s success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there’s less to fear with a female protagonist. The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space turning around and going, ‘Well, here we are with a female protagonist. That’s incredible. And what are we going to do with her?’ And that’s where we are with that [the Laura script] right now, dreaming.”

Although Hugh Jackman won’t be back for the sequel, he is a fan of the character and his Logan co-star, Keen. Jackman said, “No, I won’t be a producer on a Laura sequel. But I will be lining up on the Thursday night at 10 p.m. to watch it though. She is just phenomenal.”

Are you looking forward to a spin-off starring X-23? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see X-23 leading her own solo film. But in the meantime, you can check out Logan on digital and Blu-Ray/DVD now.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


  1. I am looking forward to the first trailer. I loved Logan and so I trust Mangold to bring the good stuff. Now if only WoC could get in on that Action film action. I would love to see an Asian Cassandra Cain, or a Vixen movie. (I’ve given up on a Storm movie.)

    I’m excited about Proud Mary, and if that blows up in January, maybe Hollywood will get the message, and we can look forward to all types of women in action films.

  2. This has a lot of potential to be dope if done right. Ha glad to see I’m not the only want that wants a Vixen and a Storm movie…it’s just sad they haven’t even been mentioned.

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