X-23 is Rumored to Appear in WOLVERINE 3
It looks like there's a chance that another fan-favorite X-Men character will be joining Logan (Hugh Jackman) and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) on their adventure in Wolverine 3.
SuperHeroHype says that they've heard that the badass mutant X-23 will be making her feature film debut in the James Mangold-directed film. It would be pretty cool if this is actually the case, as maybe she will take on the mantle of Wolverine after Jackman retires from the role. It's hard to think that Fox would try to recast the character, but bringing in X-23 to help fill that void in the X-Men cinematic universe could work.
In case you didn't know, X-23 was created specifically for the X-Men: Evolution animated series, which is where she made her debut. In 2004, she made her Marvel comic book debut and over the years, her popularity has grown.
X-23 is the product of a top-secret program set up to replicate Weapon X, which is the group that gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton. X-23 was created in the attempt to clone Wolverine. The first 22 attempts of this cloning process failed, but the 23rd attempt was a success and X-23 was born (that's how she got her code name).
X-23 was later given the name of Laura Kinney, and she has all of the superhero abilities that Wolverine has including super strength, healing factor, quick reflexes, and agility. One of the main differences — other than gender — is that X-23 has two retractable claws that spring out from her hands instead of three. She also has an extra set that comes out of her feet.
This is a character that has played with both the X-Men and X-Force, so she could pop in and out of both those film properties. This is just a rumor for now, but it's a fun rumor that I hope turns out to be true. Would you like to see X-23 finally make her big screen debut? I'd personally love to see an X-23 solo movie directed by Joss Whedon.
Wolverine 3 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on March 3, 2017.