X-23 Officially Confirmed for Logan

20th Century Fox has today confirmed X-23 for the upcoming Logan movie

Way back in April, SuperHeroHype broke the news that the upcoming Logan movie would feature X-23. While everything we’ve seen since then has suggested as such, 20th Century Fox finally brings official confirmation today with a new Instagram post showing off actress Dafne Keen as Laura. Laura Kinney, as Marvel fans are well aware, is the name that X-23 later took.

X-23 made her comic book debut in 2004, after originally being conceived and debuting in the animated series X-Men: Evolution. Her origins stem from a group attempting to replicate the Weapon X program, which gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton, but who decided to go in a different direction and attempt to clone Wolverine outright. The first 22 attempts at cloning Logan failed, which is where the young mutant received her code name after being the first success.

Like Wolverine, X-23 has superhuman strength, reflexes, agility, and a healing factor. The primary difference in the pair is X-23 has only two claws on her hands, with an extra that can be popped out of each of her feet. Throughout her publication history, X-23 has been a loner, a member of the X-Men and X-Force, and has currently taken on the mantle of Wolverine following the hero’s death.

Starring Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick StewartLogan is coming to theaters on March 3, 2017. Directed by James Mangold and scripted by David James Kelly, the new film will mark the ninth time that Jackman has played the Marvel Comics character on the big screen.

The cast for Logan also includes Eriq La Salle, Stephen Merchant, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez.

Are you excited to meet X-23 on the big screen next year? How closely do you think the movie version is going to mirror the comic book X-23? Share your thoughts in the comments below!