It Looks Like "Logan" Just Cast X-23

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 11:52AM
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 11:52AM
It Looks Like "Logan" Just Cast X-23
There have been rumors that Wolverine 3 is casting comics character X-23 for months now, but with the revelation of the official poster and a few bits of casting news, it's becoming ever-clearer that we'll see some version of Laura Kinney in Hugh Jackman's final outing as Logan.

Laura Kinney, or X-23, is essentially a younger, female version of Wolverine. She is a female clone of Logan, and went through the same Weapon X program, going on to become a member of the X-Force. Back in June, a character description for a 12 to 15-year-old girl who was "raised in captivity" who has martial arts knowledge and "can cause genuine mayhem," leading fans to speculate that Logan would pass on the torch to X-23 in the new film. This speculation intensified when Jackman released the first official poster, which shows Logan holding a child's hand with his adamantine claws. 

Now, we might have confirmation that Laura Kinney will appear, as The Wrap is reporting that young actor Sienna Novikov has been cast as Laura, a mutant with two adamantine claws who is mentored by Logan. They claim to have a few plot details surrounding Laura as well:

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In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren't sure why. "Logan's" plot follows a government-type operation called "Transigen" that is turning mutant children into killing machines. Jackman ends up mentoring the girl, who has two claws instead of his three.
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The report claims that "multiple sources" have confirmed that Novikov is playing X-23, although a mutant named Laura with two claws would have been enough to go on anyway. This is incredibly exciting, especially considering the dearth of female-led superhero movies. And since Fox will undoubtedly want to keep the Wolverine property going after Jackman departs, hopefully we'll get to see Logan pass on the torch to Laura to star in future movies.
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