Dafne Keen, the star of Logan, has closed a deal to reprise her role as Laura, also known as X-23, in the highly anticipated Deadpool 3, according to Comic Book Movie. While Disney has remained tight-lipped about who will appear in the threequel, experts believe it’s highly likely that Keen will make her return in the upcoming flick. The news comes after months of speculation and negotiations, which were temporarily halted due to industry strikes.
Dafne Keen In Deadpool 3
Rumors initially surfaced earlier this year, suggesting that Dafne Keen was in talks to play an older version of X-23 in Deadpool 3. These speculations gained momentum until the strikes disrupted the negotiations. However, industry insider Daniel Richtman now reports that Keen has successfully inked a deal to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the Merc With a Mouth’s upcoming adventure.
Dafne Keen As Laura In Logan
Fans of Dafne Keen’s exceptional portrayal of Laura in James Mangold’s Logan had been eagerly anticipating her return, especially considering the uncertain future following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s assets. Keen herself expressed her enthusiasm for the character in a 2020 interview, saying, “I loved playing Laura. She holds a very special place in my heart, and she’s an incredible character.”
As much as everyone wanted Keen to return to the role, however, Disney’s acquisition of the IP left many uncertain if the House of Mouse would allow the continuation of such a dark character arc, at least until Deadpool 3 was greenlit.
Keen’s Marvel Future
The actress had previously revealed that talks for her return began prior to Disney’s acquisition of Fox, and she had been hopeful for the opportunity to wield the adamantium claws once again. If the rumors that Dafne Keen will reprise her role in Deadpool 3 are confirmed, it will not only delight fans but also suggest that Deadpool might not be the only darker storyline the studio is willing to follow, with the potential for Laura to return again in future X-Men movies.While details about Dafne Keen’s role in the film remain under wraps, it’s expected that her appearance in Deadpool 3 might be more of a cameo than a substantial part.
Deadpool 3 Could Bring Back More Popular X-Men Characters
The upcoming Deadpool 3 is shaping up to be a star-studded affair, with numerous cameo appearances and returns from beloved characters. Alongside Dafne Keen’s X-23, reports suggest appearances from various X-Men characters, including Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, and even different Variants of Gambit portrayed by Channing Tatum and Taylor Kitsch.
Additionally, a rumor is circulating that Liev Schreiber will reprise his role as Victor Creed/Sabertooth from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The Merc With a Mouth himself is rumored to have different Variants in Deadpool 3, including Dogpool, Kidpool, and Lady Deadpool, among others.
Deadpool 3 Releasing In 2024
Despite the star-studded cast, plot details for Deadpool 3 remain shrouded in mystery, leaving it difficult to know for sure whether Dafne Keen and the others will indeed show their faces on the threequel’s screen. Speculation suggests that Wade Wilson and Wolverine might find themselves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with reports indicating the involvement of Loki’s TVA, including Owen Wilson‘s Agent Mobius and Miss Minutes.