‘Logan’ Spinoff Centering on Laura/X-23 in the Works

When one door closes, a window may open.

Although this year’s “Logan” shut the book on the Wolverine story, it also provided the opportunity for a new beginning for Laura aka X-23 (Dafne Keen). And according to the Hollywood Reporter, the “Logan” team is making initial plans for a spinoff focusing on the young mutant, who was cloned from the title character’s DNA and shares similar powers.

“We’re just working on a script,” director James Mangold revealed.

“Logan” helped break the mold for superhero movies. It was stylized more like a Western, received an R rating, and was bloodier and more profane than its “Wolverine” or “X-Men” predecessors.

Mangold pointed to the success of “Wonder Woman” as a good sign for a future Laura movie. “Patty’s success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there’s less to fear with a female protagonist,” he said.

“The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space turning around and going, ‘Well, here we are with a female protagonist. That’s incredible. And what are we going to do with her?’ And that’s where we are with that [the Laura script] right now, dreaming.”

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