When Logan comes out, it’ll be the end of an era. The film is supposedly longtime X-Men actor Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the iconic character, but it might not be the last we see of Wolverine. See, in the current Marvel comics, X-23 is the one wearing the Wolverine mantle. Perhaps that’s why Logan director James Mangold is interested in making a follow-up movie starring the young mutant.

Mangold was speaking with We Got This Covered when they asked if he was interested in making any other comic book-inspired movies in the future. He responded by remarking on how much he liked Dafne Keen, the actress who plays X-23 in Logan.

“I think Dafne is incredible in the film, and I would love to see another film about that character and that’s certainly something I’d be involved in,” he said. “For me, that was one of the big additions I brought to the table, this decision to try to make the film about family and to try to insert Laura.”

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Laura as Wolverine in Marvel's comics.
Laura as Wolverine in Marvel's comics.

Of course, Mangold saying he would love to see another movie about X-23 is several hundred steps short of there actually being any such movie in the works. We all want things.

So, don’t hold your breath waiting for a solo X-23 movie, but it is nice to know that Mangold thinks the character is worthy of a standalone flick.

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