LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28:  Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Hugh Jackman arrive at the screening 20th Century Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" at the Chinese Theater on April 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Logan’s Return Opens The Door for a Different Wolverine to Enter the MCU
2017’s “Logan” was supposed to serve as a swan song for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, but with the recent news that he’ll be joining the MCU in "Deadpool 3," we now know this is no longer the case. While Wolverine's return is both thrilling and anxiety-inducing for fans, his presence opens the door for another beloved character as well.
Hugh Jackman may have been at the center of "Logan," but Dafne Keen was its breakout star, because her character Laura Kinney, aka X-23, managed to be both feral and vulnerable. Keen is no doubt in high demand now, but with "His Dark Materials" wrapping up, perhaps she is now free to reprise her role.
In the comics, Laura was made from Wolverine's DNA, although it was later revealed she is genetically his daughter rather than a clone. The two develop a close relationship, with Laura definitely looking to Logan as a father figure.
The multiverse does offer us near-limitless possibilities, so of course, there's always the option to have a new Logan exist alongside Laura and have her take up the mantle or just be a part of this universe as Talon or X-23. Laura has a rich comics history to explore, so it’s hard to see the MCU passing up on an opportunity to develop the character.