If you’re a comic book movie fan, Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine will definitely be an emotional moment. After 17 years of perfectly portraying the adamantium-clawed superhero, Jackman will finally bring the curtain down on a glorious stint in next year’s Wolverine sequel, to be directed by James Mangold.
However, we’re not expecting that to be the end of the character on the big screen and now, exciting reports have emerged linking a classic mutant to appearing in the sequel.
According to various reports (via Squareeyed), the comic-book character X-23 is set to appear in the sequel. Notably, X-23 is a clone of Wolverine, with regeneration powers and retractable claws. Most pertinently, X-23 takes over as Wolverine whenever Logan dies.
Nothing is known about X-23’s appearance in the film, but many fans are speculating how the actor who takes the role will likely replace Jackman.
Details on the mutant’s appearance in the film are thin on the ground at this stage but she will most certainly be played by an up-and-coming actress, joining the X-Men universe’s excellent female contingent, with Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn and Jennifer Lawrence all featuring in the movies recently.
Wolverine 3 will see Jackman star alongside Patrick Stewart – once again donning the wheelchair to play Professor X – while the movie has also found its villain – and he sounds really awesome.