Though a lot of eyes were on Hugh Jackman's worn out Wolverine and Patrick Stewart's senile and aged Charles Xavier, X-Men fans watching Logan couldn't also help but praise Dafne Keen's rendition of X-23.
Featuring just the right amount of wild aggression to play Old Man Logan's female clone, Keen won hearts over as she clawed and screamed and bonded with Professor X and Wolvie. Now, the creator of the character, Craig Kyle, has a spinoff pitch centered all around the passionate hack-and-slash X-23. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Kyle shares that a good idea of a spinoff movie for the young clone would be a redemption story:
"We know the kids were created and tested. I'd love to see some of the stories that we told [in the comics], see as much as we can of how she came to be, but then really get into the stories of what she was forced to do and commit. She said she killed people. She said bad people. The bulk of who X-23 and Laura killed in the comic books were bad people, but she did kill some children. She did kill a whole press corps. I think there's something powerful about watching her go through those horrors without any say and without any ability to not take those actions.
A story I always wanted to tell was, once she's free and once she's gone through what she's gone through, the only way she can have a hope for a future is for her to go back and trace the lives that remained and were harmed by the actions she was forced to commit. You put her on this journey of redemption. She faces the families that lost fathers. The orphans, everyone that was touched by her horrific acts. And she can go through them one by one and face everyone affected by the murders she was forced to commit, if she can get to the end of that road without being killed by those that remain, there's something on the other side of that. I think it would truly be transformative for the character."
This redemption arc would definitely be great for an older Laura Kinney – years after living her life on the run, finding something to help her realize all the harm she's done, hacking and slashing away at the "bad people" without giving it a second thought, all of these things would be great to see on an X-23 who's already come of age and seen what she needs to see. As they say, some things better with age.
Logan is currently screening in cinemas.