Logan slashed into cinemas this past March and delivered a worthy finale to one of the greatest fictional characters to ever grace cinemas. The subtle moments gave gravitas to X-23, or as Professor X calls her, Laura. Next time you watch the movie, just look how she covers him up every time when harm comes his way, or her reaction when, with Xavier's dying breaths, Logan about how beautiful it was to eat dinner with a family the night before. Laura is the worthy successor of the #Wolverine and this is how Fox's #Marvel division could deliver another emotional hit for the studio.
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How To Start
With #Cable appearing in #Deadpool2, it'll be a lot easier for the writers to explain certain time jumps in continuity in the upcoming X-Men films (there are three slated for 2018). One quick reference to the fact that Cable will soon need Laura Kinney can explain why she exists in a time before Mutants went extinct in 2029, and this could also set up X-Force down the road. One thing is for sure: the Laura from Logan's timeline is the one that Fox must stick with for the most emotional impact on the audience.
Honestly, if Sony couldn't find a replacement for J. Jonah Jameson, then finding a new, male Wolverine anytime soon is next to impossible. Luckily for Fox, James Mangold found someone that #Fox may proudly call Wolverine and most likely make a nice pile of cash while doing so.
In the story, Laura is in her mid-20s, driving her way to down to LA because that's where she hears where Wolverine is currently located. Sadly, in this new timeline, Cable forgot to tell her that Logan was murdered by his son, Daken. This takes place roughly after Deadpool 2 because it would explain Logan's absence in the new timeline.
Daken can easily be explained by any number of times Logan was in Japan or that he's the son of Mariko Yashida (time is wonky with the X-Men timelines) and she abandoned him because he is a bastard. Laura has been trying her whole life to live that of a hero, but Daken is angry at the world because no one wanted him his whole life.
He is now one of the biggest crime bosses in Los Angeles and constantly disrespects his father's name. This doesn't go over well for Laura. With no family and no one in this world, Laura thought the two of them could still become close even though he killed their father. Meanwhile in LA, a company named Transigen has moved there and they're waging a silent war against mutants. Surprise!
Laura Gets A Little Help
Professor X comes to see if this is really Logan's daughter after grieving over the loss of one of his closest friends. Laura tells him that she's going to try to get through to her brother, but that doesn't make a dent. Daken doesn't even want to recognize Laura as his sister, brushing her off as a failed lab experiment and an abomination of nature.
Laura notices Daken is pushing a new drug and recognizes the name on the label (Transigen), warning him what they're capable of in the future. Laura is crushed over Draken's apathy and she has no clue what to do — Professor X is gone and she doesn't have a single friend in the world. She tries to reach out to Cable to tell him everything that's happened since she's been back, asking him for help. He never responds.
How It Ends
Laura finally dresses up in Wolverine's iconic costume and decides to retrieve information about Transigen's goal to wipe out the mutant community. What she forgets is that Xander Rice is still alive, revealing how Daken has risen to power in Los Angeles. Daken uses all of Xander's missteps as henchmen (picture really messed up X-24s) and has basically become unstoppable.
Here's where the action begins: Cable and X-Force arrive right before they're about decapitate Laura, allowing her to pursue Daken. The siblings battle and exchange more than a few words. As Laura is drowning her brother in a pudde, a flashback from Logan appears, reminding her to be better than what they made her. Wolverine decides to let Daken live and then she joins up with the X-Force.
This movie is all about Wolverine's legacy and the impact he had on Laura while risking everything to get her to Eden. There are other themes explored, but the main objective is that Fox has a new Wolverine worthy of the title. Also, this movie would answer a lot of plot threads that will be asked in future X-Men movies. If Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel are failures, then don't expect to see this movie. However, if they succeed, then this is the next logical step for Fox. After the success of #Logan, I'm pretty sure fans will flock to see Wolverine: Legacy!
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