“12 to 15-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 a 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 & 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 a 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.'”
This is the casting call doing the rounds for the female lead to play the role of Wolverine female clone X-23. The description further goes on to say they are seeking Caucasian, Hispanic and Asian women over the age of 21, the height should be anything between 4’0-4’11, size 0-4, with dark brown hair for stand-in roles. Anyone who fits said description and lives in the New Orleans area is being asked to, “Please submit a recent photo along with your name, contact phone number, and location to Juarez@centralcasting.com, with DOUBLE/STAND-IN in the subject line.” So far there is no confirmation if this character has been casted already, but we do have a few photos from the set in New Orleans which gives us the first look at X-23 in this R-rated movie.
X-23, a.k.a. Laura Kinney was originally created by Craig Kyle for the animated TV series X-Men: Evolution, making her first debut in 2004 in the show. Created by both Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost she soon transferred over to the comics, who wrote the scripts for Thor and Thor: The Dark World.
As we know, X-23 is cloned from Wolverine’s DNA, and she gets her name from the fact that she was the 23rd attempt at creating a clone, and by far the most successful one. Just like Wolverine, X-23 has regenerative healing abilities, with superhuman strength, retractable adamantium claws, speed, reflexes, agility, and heightened senses.
Though the plot of the movie has not been disclosed, but we do know that it would be set in future, based on the storyline of Old Man Logan comic book storyline and we can finally see the return of Patrick Stewart as Professor X. Joining Patrick would be Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) in the role of the lead villain, there is a mysterious Marvel character set to join Jackman in his final X-Men film.
The movie would be directed by James Mangold, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant and Elise Neal, “Wolverine 3” is all set to release on March 3, 2017.