Goodbye Logan … Hello Laura! Hugh Jackman makes his 9th and final appearance as Wolverine in James Mangolds Logan, but fans will be introduced to a new kick-ass mutant named Laura Kinney and she definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Kinney (also known as X-23 in the Marvel comics) is played by 11 year-old actress Daphne Keen, and Jackman told HipHollywood he was a little nervous about passing the baton or should we say claws over to a little girl.
“I was very nervous when I read the outline,” said Jackman. “I was like that’s alot of screen time and not alot of dialogue for a young actress, and there’s nothing about this movie that can seem cute, [but] the moment I saw her tape, I was like how the hell did you do it Jim? He’s just phenomenal when it comes to finding people. He’s incredible.”
In the film Logan, Laura and an aging Professor Xavier are on the run from a group of bounty hunters led by ‘Narcos’ actor Boyd Holbrook. But, believe it or not, Mangold was inspired by Little Miss Sunshine and wrote the script for Logan with that film in mind.
“The road trip element was all Jim Mangold,” explained Jackman of their early development conversations. “I said The Wrestler and Unforgiven and he said mix that with a Little Miss Sunshine, and I said perfect.”
“I was thinking about any other of my films, like the westerns, or dramas, or biopics that I have made — normal non-comic book movies — how would I drive this engine,” explained Mangold. “It occurred to me to put them in the most mundane situation I can imagine, which is trapped in a vehicle driving across the country stopping for snacks.”
We certainly aren’t mad at James for putting family on full display in Logan … and we think fans are going to be in awe of Little Miss Laura.
Logan is in theaters March 3.