The production team behind Logan might not be done yet. According to Hollywood Reporter, director James Mangold and producer Hutch Parker are working on the script for a spinoff based on the character of Laura (Dafne Keen).
Logan, Hugh Jackman’s final project as Wolverine, remains one of the best reviewed films of 2017. As we reported in September, the film is also a contender for major industry awards. Jackman’s practically become synonymous with wolverine, after 17 years of playing the X-Men character. Logan is a stripped down, gritty character piece with very few special effects, unlike other installments in the franchise.
Laura The Leading Lady
A spinoff would follow the lead of its successful predecessor, but take cues from another risky superhero film: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Mangold explains:
“Patty’s success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there’s less to fear with a female protagonist…The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space…going, ‘Well here we are with a female protagonist. That’s incredible. And what are we going to do with her?’ And that’s where we are with that [the Laura script] right now, dreaming.”
Regardless of the future, Jackman remains firm on his decision to remove himself from the role. “No, I won’t be a producer on a Laura sequel, but I will be lining up on the Thursday night at 10 pm to watch it though. [Keen] is just phenomenal.”
Logan follows its titular character as he cares for weak and dying Professor X. He then plans to disappear from the public, but is delayed when he discovers a young mutant with familiar powers. Based on Marvel’s X-Men comics, Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), and Dafne Keen (Laura). Currently the untitled Laura project has no production date.