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2017 is already set to be a great year for fans as we eagerly wait for some of the most anticipated movies. With Logan is due next month, fans are wondering about the future of the series as Hugh Jackman will feature for the last time as Wolverine in the movie. Ahead of the release though Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart got together with director James Mangold for a Facebook Live Q&A session to answer questions regarding the future of the movie. During the Q&A session, James Mangold was asked about the future of the series and if we are going to see Dafne Keen, who plays the integral character X-23 in this story in future X-Men franchise. According the director, we are likely to see X-23 again in the future X-Men Movies. He said the following about the possible spin-off
Expect is a big word. I think Dafne is a remarkable actress and I think she does an incredible job with this role. Personally, I would be shocked if we don’t look into trying to develop that character further.”
However, since the upcoming movie is set in the year 2029, it is a tricky question whether we will see more of Dafne Keen in the X-men Universe. However, since most of the successful franchises are expanding their universes with standalone spin-off, we might see a standalone movie that follows X-23’s. During the session, James Mangold also revealed how he found Dafne Keen for the movie.
“When I started working on the script, Scott Frank and I got to a pass on the script around a year and a couple months ago, where I sat and I could see the whole thing beginning to end and I knew we had a movie. It was like a three-legged stool. It’s not a big movie, it featured three characters. Two legs of the stool, were these two gentlemen (Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart). I knew that already, so I had tremendous confidence. I knew each of them was up for it, I knew each of them would leap at it, I think both of them exceeded any expectations I had in the movie, in terms of the level of risk and boldness of their performances, but the mystery, the really terrifying thing getting into this film, was the question mark of the third leg of that stool. I remember explaining to casting directors that I needed to find a Spanish-speaking, Latin heritage young woman between 10 and 12 years old who was excellent at tumbling and martial arts and who could also act up a storm at a moment’s notice and shoulder a role that would be one of the three major roles in a tentpole film. As you can imagine, a lot of names didn’t come back in, meaning you say all that, there are very few people who pass through those filters. One day, I was sitting in my office and this tape came over of a young woman named Dafne Keen and I remember showing it to each of these gentlemen. We looked at this tape and, I’ll have to put it on the Blu-ray or something, but it’s Dafne climbing around the bookshelves of her house and jumping on the floor and tumbling, and then, delivering scenes from the movie, all shot with her dad’s iPhone. She was amazing in this tape. She comes from a family of actors, her mom is a Spanish actor and her dad is a British actor, and I think she has a great sense of what it is, but I also think she has a great sense of her very own. She was a remarkable find and I hope you’ll agree when you see the film.”
Logan is set to hit the theaters on March 3rd.