Since the news of the third solo Wolverine film – and also Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine film all together – hit the world, there’s been more rumors and speculation surrounding the film than actual solid info. That being said, we’re hear to speak on another rumor we’ve learned about, regarding the possible inclusion of Laura Kinney, aka X-23 in Wolverine 3.
That Hashtag Show claims to have a source that provided them with info on a casting call for Wolverine 3, and the breakdown lead them to believe it fits Laura Kinney’s character. You can read it below:
“20th Century Fox are seeking a a 11 – 14 year old girl to play the role of Zoe in a brand new movie!! [ZOE] 11 to 14 year-old girl. Still a child, but a wounded badass, a pound puppy, raised in captivity in a time of battle, without support systems of normal childhood. She has no family and until now, has never left the compound in which she was born. She has an authentic intensity – her expressions and body language speak volumes, without words. Once released in the outside world, everything is new – every experience and every image a first. This does not mean everything is wonderful or wondrous. Some things she sees (things we might regard as conventional) may scare her or anger her and things we may find interesting may bore her. She has not been instructed in many social conventions – she can eat like an animal. She studies and often mimics people’s behavior. She has a high IQ, but is also a temperamental, impulsive and feral creature that can raise genuine mayhem. She is a girl that has never been kissed. Looking for a REAL girl – not made up or done up. Also with genuine edge, not made up or put on. Martial arts or gymnastics experience preferred but not necessary – but actress must be extremely physical and able to improvise scenes without necessarily resorting to speech. Do NOT play it ‘cute.'”
Anyone who knows anything about X-23’s character knows she’s something of a no-nonsense-taking badass, so the description fits her character pretty well. We do know some set photos had been released, showing Jackman and a young girl together on set, so could this be Kinney? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Wolverine 3 is scheduled to release on March 3, 2017.