Over the past few days a number of images from the set of James Mangold’s upcoming sequel to The Wolverine have surfaced featuring a mysterious young actress alongside Hugh Jackman. There’s been plenty of speculation regarding who she could be playing in the film but we might now have some more solid details regarding that role. The Hashtag Show has revealed the following character breakdown which hints that the young actress might just be playing Laura Kinney aka ‘X-23’ who has been rumored to appear in the film quite a bit recently. The character breakdown that they have released can be seen below.
- Code Name: Zoe
- 12-to-15 year-old girl
- 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 wonderous. Some thing 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, impuslive 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.”
Sounds pretty much spot on and before you complain about the age range, it’s worth noting that the character actually escaped at the age of 13. So, they’re not too far off when it comes to the age range. Do you think this young actress featured in these images is ‘X-23’ or another character entirely? Sound off with your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.
Source: The Hashtag Show