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X-23, Second Villain Confirmed for Third Wolverine Film, Logan

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X-23, Second Villain Confirmed for Third Wolverine Film, Logan

Hot off the reveal of Boyd Holbrook playing Donald Pierce in “Logan,” we have confirmation of two major characters that are set to appear in the film.

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According to Omega Underground, the third “Wolverine” movie, titled “Logan,” will feature the live-action cinematic debut of the mutant known as X-23, as previously rumored. She’ll be played by Sienna Novikov in the film — whose hand you can actually see holding the titular mutant’s on the first “Logan” teaser poster. In the film, she’ll be referred to as “Laura.” Check out the poster below:

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The Wolverine clone first appeared on the “X-Men: Evolution” animated series, before becoming a major player in the comics. Currently, X-23 carries the mantle of Wolverine in her own series from Marvel Comics.

According to TheWrap, “Logan” follows, “a government-type operation called ‘Transigen’ that is turning mutant children into killing machines. Jackman ends up mentoring the girl, who has two claws instead of his three.”

The site notes that Richard E. Grant’s character in the film is Dr. Zander Rice, a character from the comics who worked on recreating the Weapon X project.

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Additionally, the site confirmed that — despite earlier reports — Mr. Sinister will not feature in the film as a villain, or in any capacity.

Directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and Stephen Merchant, “Logan” arrives in theaters on March 3, 2017.

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