X-23 also known as Laura Kinney is rumored for a key role in James Mangold’s Wolverine 3 and they’ve revealed that the actress playing her could be white, Latina or Asian-looking. This casts a larger net for a variety of actresses than we usually see with these sort of roles.
Laura was the 23rd attempt to clone Wolverine and the young lady became quite a popular X-Men character, she recently took the Wolverine mantle after Marvel killed-off Logan.
We suspect the X-23 part could lead into a supporting role in X-Force, along with taking-over the Wolverine film franchise from Hugh Jackman like in recent comics. Tim Miller has even teased an interest in adding a fight scene with her for Deadpool 2. It’s a potentially large crossover part and we’d expect Fox to look at actresses that could lead their own film.
Some actresses that I’d like to see considered includes former Jean Grey candidate and Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender’s Game, Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect 3) along with Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond, The Mummy, Kingsman, The Coldest City), Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails, CHiPs), Alexandra Daddario (True Detective, San Andreas, Texas Chainsaw, Baywatch), and Kaya Scodelario (Moon, Skins, Maze Runner, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales).
Wolverine 3 is preparing to start production soon in New Orleans and New Mexico with a release date set for March 3rd, 2017.
Who would you like to see play X-23?