“Logan” scene stealer Dafne Keen, who plays Laura/X-23 in the final outing of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine character, was such a fan favorite that it came as little shock there was talk of her continuing with the franchise.
However, producer Hutch Parker tells IGN this week that current conversations regarding more screen time with Laura are leaning more towards a solo adventure as opposed to fitting her into one of the already planned other spin-off films like “The New Mutants”. Parker says:
“Yeah, I mean, look — I don’t know definitively, but in terms of the stuff we’ve been talking about, it’s not sort of slipping her into the background of another movie. It’s looking at that character, which is a great character and has a pretty interesting run within the comics, to find a story that we think she could carry or certainly be kind of majorly significant within.
That’s the only kind of thing that Jim [Mangold, director] as a storyteller, a filmmaker… that’s the way his sort of process works. And the way his mind works in terms of what he would aspire to. Which isn’t to say that the studio couldn’t have a conversation about something else, but the one that we’ve been kind of discussing loosely and kicking around is more likely to be its own film.”
This would certainly suggest a post-“Logan” set story and if so, could she eventually become a part of the main saga as the next few films, bar ‘Dark Phoenix,’ are in contemporary/near future times as well?
Josh Boone’s “The New Mutants” is the next film in the franchise which Omega Underground reported earlier today had both Blu Hunt (“The Originals”) and True O’Brien (“Queen Sugar”) under consideration for the role of Mirage.