After playing Wolverine for since the character was introduced to the big screen, Hugh Jackman revealed prior to the release of Logan that we won’t see him returning to play the role. While it will be interesting to see who plays the character next, rumors surfaced for a long time that we will see a spin-off related to the character as X-23 was introduced with Logan. And now, director James Mangold has revealed that a script for the upcoming movie is already in the works although there isn’t an official release date yet.
The Director’s latest comments come after few months earlier, he commented that Fox is thinking about a spin-off following Dafne Keen’s inspiring performance in Logan. At the time, he said, “Anything’s possible. I’ve certainly talked to them about it. I even talked to them about it before we made the movie. I thought she was just such a great character, but with what Dafne did, I think that certainly that’s possible.”
Talking about the upcoming movie and how the spin-off will unravel the story of X-23, producer Hutch Parker said, “Yes, there are other facets of that character and some others potentially to explore in their own way. It may not be in the same exact tonality or with the same genre orientations as Logan, but I think part of what has been opened up in this universe to all of us now is, drawing on different genre traditions, there are new pathways to be opened for new characters that populate this universe.”
If you are a Hugh Jackman fan however, the bad news is the spin-off might not feature the actor at all. Most recently, the actor confirmed that he won’t be returning to reprise the role. Given the critical and commercial success of Logan, the actor will certainly go out from the franchise on a high.
Apart from raving critical success, Logan went on to collect over $600 million at global box office. While it will be worthwhile to see how the studio goes on with the spin-off, at the moment, there is no confirmation regarding the characters of the upcoming movie. At the moment however, James Mangold is rumored to return to direct the movie. As the script nears completion, more details regarding the movie is likely to come forward.