A female Wolverine could be in the cards for Fox's X-Men franchise

20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise is spinning off into new and exciting directions, and that includes the possibility of an X-Force movie starring a female version of everyone's favorite murderous Canadian, Wolverine.

X-Men: Apocalypse (opens in new tab) director Bryan Singer recently told Fandango (opens in new tab) that he pitched the movie and the female Wolverine angle to Fox some time ago. He also said that Simon Kinberg - writer and producer on X-Men: Days of Future Past (opens in new tab) and X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as producer on the upcoming X-Men TV shows, Hellfire and Legion (opens in new tab) - is in the early stages of developing a script.

A female version of Marvel's famous mutant might be surprising, but it shouldn't be. A character by the name of Laura Kinney, AKA X-23, is a female clone of Wolverine that's been around since 2004. She's appeared in several series, had one of her own under the X-23 brand, and currently stars in All-New, All-Different Wolverine, as well the All-New X-Men comic series.

With the upcoming Wolverine 3 (opens in new tab) set to be Hugh Jackman's last turn as the character and X-23 enjoying prominence in Marvel's publishing, now would be the time to capitalize on the idea of a female Wolverine. And if casting call rumors (opens in new tab) are anything to go by, we may see Logan's clone sooner rather than later. 

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