Logan Director Wants To Make X-Men Spinoff About X-23
The mutant child X-23–aka Laura Kinney– has become a popular Marvel comic character over the past decade, and she will make her big screen debut next month in Logan. Now director James Mangold has revealed that he would be interested in making an X-23 spinoff movie.
In an interview with We Got This Covered, Mangold spoke highly of the performance of Dafne Keen, who plays X-23 in Logan. “I think Dafne is incredible in the film,” he said. “I would love to see another film about that character and that’s certainly something I’d be involved in.
“For me that was one of the big additions I brought to the table, this decision to try to make the film about family and to try to insert Laura and the pressures that would put and the idea about Charles [Xavier] ailing.”
Earlier this week, Keen appeared in a creepy viral promotion for Logan, which showed Laura being given her claws. Check it out here.
The movie arrives in theaters on March 3, and early box office tracking suggests that it will be a hit. The movie is currently predicted to make $55-$60 million in its first weekend, which is an impressive opening for a March release.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, and Richard E. Grant.
For more, check out GameSpot’s recent impressions feature, “Why Logan Is The R-Rated Wolverine Movie We Want.”
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