An X-23 spin-off was reportedly in development in 2017.
Logan star Dafne Keen would “definitely” reprise her role as X-23 should the MCU come calling.
Logan may have served as the farewell for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine but it also operated as the stellar debut for Dafne Keen’s X-23. Keen blew audiences away with her stellar performance as Laura (or X-23), a killer machine not unlike Jackman’s Wolverine. After Logan‘s debut, there were reports that Keen would be reprising her role as X-23 for a solo film. Fox, however, was later purchased by Disney, causing all X-Men related films to go on pause. So while X-23 doesn’t have a future at the moment, Keen would definitely reprise her role as Laura if the MCU wanted to continue her story.
In a recent interview with Comicbook.com to discuss Dafne Keen’s role on His Dark Materials, the Logan actress was asked if she’d be interested in joining the MCU.
“Yes, definitely. 100%.”
Dafne Keen’s answer is short and to the point, and doesn’t give us much indication if talks for a X-23 project within the MCU have taken place. Should the MCU want to continue Laura’s story, they’d obviously have to acknowledge the mature and violent Logan, which garnered an R-rating. No new reports for an X-23 film have come out since Fox was purchased by Disney, which doesn’t bode to well for the character’s future. It is clear that the MCU wants to introduce Fox’s assets in the near future so perhaps Kevin Feige and co. will bring Keen’s X-23 along for the ride.
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Here is the official synopsis for Logan:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook.
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