What villain would Ray Fisher like to take on in a Cyborg movie? How did Chris Hemsworth respond to Jack Black‘s Thor: Ragnarok challenge? How did Gal Gadot hide her most recent pregnancy during the production of Justice League? When will Black Lightning be coming to The CW? How many superheroes will appear in one scene of the Crisis on Earth X crossover? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Logan was as much about bringing a satisfying end to the long and hard journey of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine as it was about the beginning of Laura’s (Dafne Keen) story as the fierce runaway X-23 clone.
Keen stole the scenes as the stoic and bullish Laura, who becomes a surrogate daughter to Logan, and was implied at the end of Logan to shoulder his burden as the next Wolverine. The open ending to James Mangold‘s film would have been powerful enough, but we’re in the superhero genre — the story never ends. Mangold is already working on a spin-off to Logan, centered around Keen’s Laura. And it’s largely thanks to Wonder Woman that an X-23 spin off could happen.
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Hugh Jackman’s legacy was cemented earlier this year in an excellent Wolverine send-off with Logan, but as one chapter in an actor’s comic book movie career came to an end, a new one was just beginning. Survey everyone who saw Logan about their favorite aspects of the movie and the ferocious performance of 11-year-old Dafne Keen, who played Laura (aka X-23) in the film, would probably be pretty near the top. But it turns out we could have had a much different Laura: Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on Netflix’s breakout series Stranger Things, auditioned for the role.
Hear the Millie Bobby Brown X-23 audition story in her own words below.
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Will Deathstroke finally return to Arrow before the end of the season? Could we see a Flashpoint Batman animated movie get made? How did Geoff Johns respond to the ridiculous rumor of four Batman movies in 2019? What’s so special about seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in IMAX? Is the Thor: Ragnarok storyline misleading for comic book fans? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
The on-again, off-again development process for Fox’s X-Force movie seems to be back on again. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has revealed that the X-Men spinoff is still in the works, with Simon Kinberg already hard at work on the script. And what’s more, that it may feature the fan-favorite comic book character X-23, essentially a female clone of Wolverine. Read More »