According to The Wrap it looks like X-23 will be introduced in the upcoming Wolverine movie called “Logan.” Sienna Novikov has been cast as a character called “Laura” which is the name the scientists who cloned X-23 named her, and according to some script details she’s being described as “the young mutant.” The Wrap says that according to multiple source the following is a part of script details for the character:
“In 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why. “Logan’s” plot follows a government-type operation called “Transigen” that is turning mutant children into killing machines. Wolverine ends up mentoring the girl, who has two claws instead of his three.”
I’m hoping that this will be true because X-23 went from a gimmick character to a huge fan favorite in her own right. She’s already the New Wolverine in the comics and that’s actually working better then I thought. Though we all know it’s only a matter of time before the old (not “Old Man“) Logan returns because these are comics and that’s just the way it works. Everyone is feeling the major shift to more people of color and women lead movies, especially if Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel and Black Panther hit as big as they are predicted to. The only minor niggle with this news is it’s not from the actual source, but if they don’t do this they’d be stupid.
Logan is scheduled to open March 23, 2017.