James Mangold is up for a future-set Logan spinoff focused on X-23

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Mar 7, 2017

James Mangold's Logan provided a very tangible ending to Wolverine's story, but in the world of modern comic book movies, that doesn't mean we still won't get a sequel down the line. But, how would that work?

Mangold told Den of Geek he'd be open to a spinoff/sequel focused on X-23, and his young star Dafne Keen agreed. Like most things, Mangold said it would come down to finding the right script, but it stands to reason there's still a whole lot of story left to tell in this world. The past few mainline X-Men films have been set in different eras of the past, so why not a future-set film following X-23 and the next generation of mutants?

Logan's making a whole lot of money, and Keen was a breakout star, so it's not the craziest thing to consider.

Here's an excerpt from Mangold's comments:

"Yeah, I'm wide open to that. I think we could have a great time. The first thing is, always, you need a script, you must have a good script … I don't think you have to keep changing genre. I think the key is — I mean I don't have an answer because I don't have a story yet, but I think you give good examples in both The Wolverine and Logan in finding genre, but samurai films and Westerns are honestly very similar. They have different props, with swords versus guns, but the sense of honor, the sense of economy in the stories are similar. I think the biggest lesson I've learned is just don't make a superhero movie [that plays like a] 'superhero movie.'"

As comic fans are well aware, Laura plays a key role in the X-Men universe in that medium. With the mainline version of Logan dead in current comic continuity, Laura is sporting the yellow spandex and serving as the All-New Wolverine. So, there's definitely precedent.

(via Den of Geek)