X-23’s signature adamantium-laced claws have been prominently featured in the marketing for “Logan,” used by the pint-sized mutant to menace a cashier and a coin-operated kiddie ride, and to fend off evil-doers. But in the latest TV spot for the Fox film, another of Laura Kinney’s weapons makes an appearance: the foot claw.
In the 14-second teaser, appropriately titled “Foot Claw,” Dafne Keen’s character unsheathes the deadly blade in an attempt to stop — or at least slow — herself from being dragged away. It’s probably a safe bet the claw is quickly put to more lethal use.
Young Laura is, of course, central to “Logan,” which marks the final time Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart will appear on screen in their iconic roles as Wolverine and Charles Xavier. However, X-23 — and Keen — may only be getting started, as both “Logan” director James Mangold and X-Men franchise producer Simon Kinberg have entertained the possibility of a solo film.
“I think it’s a real possibility,” Kinberg said. “Again, the real criteria is always to find a story that can really be unique, distinct, compelling, surprising, bold … all of that. She’s an amazing character, and Dafne does a great job launching the character in the film, so I think there’s a good chance you’ll see something of that kind down the line … at least I hope so.”
“I think Dafne [Keen] 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,” Mangold offered. “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.”
Opening March 3, “Logan” is set in the near future, years after the epilogue of 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In it, a weary Logan, whose healing factor is failing, cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
The film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen and Stephen Merchant.
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