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Matt Walz

Now, Wolverine and X-Men fans may have just got their first hint that X-23 is headed to the big screen. In this casting call description found by The Hashtag Show, we get a description of a "wounded badass" who was raised in captivity.

20th Century Fox are seeking a a 11 - 14 year old girl to play the role of Zoe in a brand new movie!! [ZOE] 11 to 14 year-old girl. Still a child, but a wounded badass, a pound puppy, raised in captivity in a time of battle, without support systems of normal childhood.
She has no family and until now, has never left the compound in which she was born. She has an authentic intensity – her expressions and body language speak volumes, without words. Once released in the outside world, everything is new – every experience and every image a first. This does not mean everything is wonderful or wondrous. Some things she sees (things we might regard as conventional) may scare her or anger her and things we may find interesting may bore her. She has not been instructed in many social conventions – she can eat like an animal. She studies and often mimics people’s behavior. She has a high IQ, but is also a temperamental, impulsive and feral creature that can raise genuine mayhem. She is a girl that has never been kissed. Looking for a REAL girl - not made up or done up. Also with genuine edge, not made up or put on. Martial arts or gymnastics experience preferred but not necessary – but actress must be extremely physical and able to improvise scenes without necessarily resorting to speech. Do NOT play it 'cute.

Though the character's name is off, the description fits Laura Kinney perfectly. It also lines up with the end credits scene of X-Men: Apocalypse, in which Mr. Sinister takes a vial of Wolverine's blood, ostensibly with the intent of creating a clone.

That's not all, though. Thanks to set photos (which you can view here) released by JustJared, we may have gotten our first look at a young Laura Kinney, as well. She's shown several times with both Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and even Patrick Stewart's Professor X.

So far, no one has confirmed Laura's appearance, but with Jackman leaving, it wouldn't be surprising for Fox to hand the name down to Logan's younger clone, much like Marvel Comics did recently.


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