Elizabeth Rodriguez (Desperado, Miami Vice, Fear The Walking Dead, Orange Is The New Black, Oz, The Shield) is in talks to join Hugh Jackman in James Mangold’s Wolverine 3, they don’t name her character but do mention it be a key role in the film.
It’s been said the role of Wolverine clone Laura Kinney aka X-23 went out to actresses of multiple ethnicities including white, hispanic and Asian-looking. There is also word that there could be flashback sequences to when Laura was young and being guided by one of the doctors in the facility she grew-up in.
It’s quite possibly a that Rodriguez is playing Laura’s mother and renowned mutant geneticist Dr. Sarah Kinney.
We’ve been hearing for weeks now that Fox and James Mangold were looking to add X-23 to the film, and was somewhat backed-up by Bryan Singer pitching her to Fox himself. The X-Force member could easily takeover the Wolverine mantle like in the comics and
Wolverine 3 is currently shooting with a March 3rd, 2017 release date.
SOURCE: THE WRAP