It was half a year ago that word first emerged that “Logan,” the upcoming third standalone “Wolverine” film and Hugh Jackman’s final outing in the role, would feature his replacement from the comics – X-23.
20th Century Fox finally brings official confirmation of that casting today with a new Instagram post showing off actress Dafne Keen as Laura, the first time the young woman’s character has been named in any promotional material for the film. In the comics Laura Kinney is the name that X-23 later took.
X-23 made her comic book debut in 2004 and was the product of a group attempting to replicate the Weapon X program but go even further and attempted to clone Wolverine outright. The first 22 attempts failed, she was the first success.
X-23 has the same abilities as Logan, the primary difference in she has only two claws on her hands, with an extra that can be popped out of each of her feet.
Sir Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Eriq La Salle, Stephen Merchant, Elise Neal, Richard E. Grant and Elizabeth Rodriguez co-star in the film which opens in March.