It’s no secret that we love a good superhero movie here at RetroEnt – yep, we’re total nerds (and we’re okay with it) So of course, we love X-Men. Like any other X-Men fan, we were pretty upset when Hugh Jackman took his final bow as Wolverine in Logan. And yes, we did share a tear in his memory. However, we quickly brushed away that tear as we realized the movie made way for an equally hard-core superhero.
You got it, we’re talking about X-23.
At the end of Logan, we watched Laura Kinney (X-23) embark on new adventures that would prove she really is the shiznit – but nothing really came of it. Now, James Mangold (who we can congratulate for directing the magnificence that is Logan) has confirmed that there will be ANOTHER X-Men spin-off dedicated solely to the epic young mutant. While he was speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Mangold let slip that the team at 20th Century Fox were working on a script for the new spin-off.
While he kept it short and sweet with, ‘We’re just working on a script,’ producer Hutch Parker has been a bit more forthcoming with information about the X-23 spin-off.
Yes, there are other facets of that character and some others potentially to explore in their own way. It may not be in the same exact tonality or with the same genre orientations as Logan. But I think part of what has been opened up in this universe to all of us now is, drawing on different genre traditions, there are new pathways to be opened for new characters that populate the universe.
YEAH, THERE IS (*fist punches the air*)
In our eyes, this X-23 spin-off is a move in the right direction. With Wolverine now out of the picture, it gives X-Men fans a new character to wildly obsess over. And of course, we know Dafne Keen will absolutely rock this spin-off, considering she’s absolutely rocked everything asked of her so far. We can’t wait to see how this one plays out!