LOGAN Director James Mangold Says He's Talked With Fox About X-23's Next Appearance

The ending of Logan certainly left the door open for further adventures for Dafne Keen’s X-23 - but with the character firmly separated from the mainstream X-Men timeline, questions abound...

Following a special Logan Noir screening, director James Mangold held a quick fan Q&A session with the audience. One of the questions that came up was what's next for the character of X-23? She's separated by several decades from the current X-Men and Deadpool movies and might even be on a separate timeline altogether. While not going into detail, Mangold says he's already had discussions with Fox about what to do with the inheritor of Wolverine's legacy.  Speaking to the audience, Mangold stated, "Anything’s possible. I’ve certainly have talked to them about it. I even talked to them about it before we made the movie. I thought she was just such a great character, but with what Dafne did, I think that certainly, that’s possible."

ScreenRant was also in attendance at the screening and asked Mangold what he would do if Fox elected for a solo X-23 film instead of weaving her into the larger X-Men cinematic universe. Mangold kept things vague, stating he would tell, "A very honest film about young people, is what I’d say – a very honest film about young people growing up." At the very least, it sounds as if he's given some thought to it and simply doesn't want to give away any details.


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ABOUT LOGAN
Logan hit North American theaters on March 3, 2017. The film is directed and written by James Mangold, who returns after directing 2013's The Wolverine. The film will reportedly mark Hugh Jackman's last outing as the titular hero after having played the character for 17 years, beginning with 2000's X-Men. Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Professor X. He'll be joined by Dafne Keen as Laura (rumored to be X-23), Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce (leader of The Reavers) and Richard E. Grant as Zander Rice (head of the Transigen project).

Logan is loosely based on the Old Man Logan miniseries from comic book author Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven.  The plot find Logan and Professor X on the run, years after the epilogue of X-Men: Days Of Future Past in the year 2024.  For undisclosed reasons, the world has transformed into an apocalyptic landscape where mutants are nearly extinct.  Professor X and Wolverine are protecting the young Laura who somehow holds the key to a better future.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:  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.

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