Is Wolverine’s Daughter Coming to the Big Screen?
Now that X-Men: Apocalypse is almost upon us, our eyes (and thoughts) are naturally turning to the next movie in the franchise…Wolverine 3. Since the next Wolverine movie is going to be the final time that Hugh Jackman pops out the claws as our favorite Canadian Hero, it only makes sense that fans are wanting to get as much information as possible about the project. Here is what we know for sure:
- Hugh Jackman is playing Wolverine
- Patrick Stewart returns as Charles Xavier
- Boyd Holbrook is playing the unnamed villain
That may not seem like much, and definitely not a whole lot of information to go off of. However, it was recently reported by Comicbook.Com that the film has started casting calls for “Caucasian, Hispanic and Asian looking females over the age of 21.” The call further goes on to state that they are specifically looking for women that are no taller than 4’11”, with dark brown hair, and are a size 0-4. Additionally, they are also looking for children that are aged -13 that fit the same requirements but no more than 4’5” in height.
There aren’t all that many Marvel characters that fit these requirements that have much of a connection to Wolverine. Granted, they could be going for an actress to play Jubilee, chances are that is not the character they are going for. Rather, I (and apparently quite a few other fans) believe that this is pointing towards X-23 making an appearance in the next movie. Beyond this, there are a few other things that you can take into account that help people come to the conclusion that Laura Kinney (X-23) will be showing up, and potentially taking the mantel of the Wolverine.
While it may seem like a bit of a stretch to go from potentially introducing the character of Laura Kinney to actually taking over as the Wolverine, the facts are there if you are willing to do a little bit of research and keep an open mind. First of all, is the fact that Wolverine 3 is reported to be the last time that Hugh Jackman will be showing up as Wolverine. This means that the X-Men franchise will be left without this very popular character in any future movies. By introducing Laura, the X-Men franchise will have someone that has the abilities, training, and even attitude to take on the role. It is something that has happened in the comic books after all.
Frankly, I hope that it is true that the character of Laura Kinney is being introduced. However, I am worried that they are not going to introduce her right, or portray her as some weak “knock-ff.” Does anyone remember when Remy LeBeaux (Gambit) was introduced? Not only did the character come across as a weak caricature of the suave and frankly awesome Gambit, it almost looked like he was a joke. Simply put, he wasn’t done right. I just hope that they are able to actually choose an actress that can do the character justice and be able to carry on the tradition.