Logan is, by all accounts, the end of an era.
Hugh Jackman has made it very clear that he considers the movie his final farewell to the character of Wolverine, a role that he’s played regularly in movies over the past twenty years. The story is structured around this, with a big focus on an aging Logan nearing the end of his fighting days, and working to protect the next generation of clawed mutation.
It’s been stated by director James Mangold in the past that the inclusion of X-23, the preteen female clone of Wolverine, is not designed to kick of a brand new franchise – instead, the decision was, apparently, made with the idea of this movie being a one-and-done story.
That said, it seems that the director has had a change of heart, as he contemplates the possibilities of taking X-23 forward into future cinematic adventures.
When asked by We Got This Covered whether he’d like to make any more comic book movies in future, Mangold revealed that he’d most be interested in making another film starring X-23 actor Dafne Keen:
“I think Dafne is incredible in the film and I would love to see another film about that character and that’s certainly something I’d be involved in.”
This certainly sounds promising for those who’d be interested in seeing more of Mangold’s bold, gritty directorial style, and for anyone who enjoys the character of X-23 from the comics.
No doubt this movie would likely continue the strong theme of family which Mangold suggests is running through Logan:
“For me that was one of the big additions I brought to the table, this decision to try to make the film about family and to try to insert Laura and the pressures that would put and the idea about Charles ailing.”
It’s interesting to see how this dynamic will play out on screen, and how Logan will react to becoming the primary provider and protector for a growing family.
We’ll have to wait and see how the movie ultimately turns out, but from everything we’ve seen thus far, Logan looks to be shaping up pretty well.