Hugh Jackman’s final cinematic adventure as Wolverine is now actively casting and it is heading towards production later this year. While Patrick Stewart‘s Professor X is already confirmed to be on board for Wolverine 3, could there be another major character from Marvel’s mutant heroes in the film? A new report from SuperHeroHype says so, and today’s Nerdist News has the answers! Or should we say, the “snikt preview?”
Before we go any further, consider this your SPOILER WARNING for Wolverine 3. If you don’t want to know who may be making their live-action debut in the new movie then you should stop reading now!
Because if you’re still here, the mutant heroine in question is none other than X-23, Wolverine’s female clone!
Created by writer Craig Kyle, X-23 made her debut in the X-Men: Evolution animated series before making the jump to Marvel’s comic book universe. X-23 has gone on to become a fan-favorite character and a member of the All-New X-Men and X-Force, in addition to her stints in Avengers Academy and New X-Men. Wolverine even developed a father-daughter bond with X-23, who now goes by the name Laura Kinney. X-23 is currently headlining the All-New, All-Different Wolverine comic book as she follows in the footsteps of her mentor in the Marvel Universe.
Join senior editor Dan Casey and science editor Kyle Hill on today’s Nerdist News as they tell us about X-23’s possible appearance in Wolverine 3, what it means for Fox’s Marvel universe, and share everything else you need to know about this rising star!
Are you excited about potentially seeing X-23 on the big screen and sharing the stage with the original Wolverine? Who should be cast as X-23? Share your dream picks in the comment section below!