Dafne Keen, who portrayed X-23, addressed the speculations of reprising her role in Deadpool & Wolverine.

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Deadpool & Wolverine is highly anticipated this year, set to bring Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine together on-screen. With Wolverine making his iconic comeback, the movie might end up bringing other intriguing characters from the X-Men Universe.

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Dafne Keen, who portrayed Laura Kinney / X-23 in Logan has been making headlines for her MCU debut with the upcoming movie. While a confirmation is yet to be made, it looks like she’s not denying the rumors either!

Dafne Keen Subtly Addressed Her Link With Deadpool & Wolverine

Speculation about cameo appearances from the X-Men universe in Deadpool & Wolverine is buzzing across the internet. One revelation includes Dafne Keen reprising her X-23 role (she played in 2017’s Logan) in the upcoming project. Keen’s X-23 is Wolverine’s biological daughter, who was created with his DNA.
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The actress has been candid about wanting to reprise her role on multiple occasions and this time, it feels a little different. She made a subtle remark as she addressed about returning for her role alongside Hugh Jackman in the new movie.
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Hugh Jackman Revealed How Dafne Keen Was Hired as X-23

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The X-Men actor knew that his Logan co-star would be absolutely perfect for the role after he got punched by her during auditions. During Comicbook.com‘s Quarantine Watch Party of the X-Men movie, director James Mangold and Jackman reflected on their time working with the young star, praising her for her acting talent.
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The Prisoners actor revealed,

“When [Mangold] came up [with] the character of Laura, and that the movie was in essence about family we were worried about finding the right fit. Until we met [Dafne Keen]. The first day we auditioned her … she punched me in the arm so hard, I was literally bruised the next day. Hired.”

Her return to the MCU would surely going to be a big deal for fans, who enjoyed how she carried the movie with her potential. Even the director himself addressed the same as he shared,

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“There’s no way this film works w/o the remarkable Daphne Keen. By the film’s 2nd half, the tables have turned & she is carrying the entire movie as Logan has retreated in sickness & self doubt. & of course, she holds the final frame.”

Given the strings of speculations surfacing about the project, fans wouldn’t have to wait for long to witness who all would eventually end up featuring on the project. As for the actress, Laura’s role “holds a very special place in my heart” as she told Looper, calling it an “incredible character.” 
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The anticipated movie features an ensemble cast including Ryan Reynolds, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Zeb Wells, Morena Baccarin, and Karan Soni among others.

Deadpool & Wolverine is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 26, 2024.

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