Speaking with THR, Logan director James Mangold had a few things to say about a Laura-spinoff (the feisty mini-Wolverine cloned from Logan’s DNA), along with a statement from Hugh Jackman himself on someone picking up the mantle of the adamantium-clawed X-Man.
Mangold has said “We’re just working on a script,” and spoke about having a female-centric superhero film post-Wonder Woman:
Patty’s [Jenkins, Wonder Woman director] success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there’s less to fear with a female protagonist. The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space turning around and going, ‘Well, here we are with a female protagonist. That’s incredible. And what are we going to do with her?’ And that’s where we are with that right now, dreaming.
No, I won’t be a producer on a Laura sequel. But I will be lining up on the Thursday night at 10 p.m. to watch it though. She is just phenomenal.
I know someone will. I hope it will be recast.