We're only several days away from the local premiere of the much-awaited Logan. The film, which features a much older Wolverine played by a bearded Hugh Jackman, opens with the titular character taking care of a weakened Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a smelting plant near an abandoned oil field. Caliban, another mutant, played by Stephen Merchant, is also present, laying low from a world that believes mutants are history.
taking shelter there, the three mutants discover Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keen), a
young girl who they find out has the same powers that Logan has. As it turns
out, this girl is being hunted down by a cybernetic criminal known as Donald
Pierce (Boyd Holbrook), so Logan reluctantly takes it upon himself to be her
protector and guardian. He and Professor X decide to bring her to Eden, a safe
haven where young mutants don't have to fear being hunted.
Although the film bids farewell to a familiar face in the X-men film universe, it also welcomes a new one. Logan is Dafne Keen's feature film debut, and her co-stars have nothing but praise for her performance.
"Laura, genetically, has Wolverine's DNA, so there are elements of him
in her personality and her physicality and that's not easy to pull off. I found
it hard to pull off when I was 30, let alone an 11-year-old-girl, and she's not
like that at all. She's very bubbly, vivacious and energetic. Playing this
constantly pissed off, rage-filled mutant who will take your head off if you
look at her sideways is nothing like who she is, and she nailed it," says
As you can tell from the trailers, Logan features a handful of brutal and visceral scenes. For her segments, Dafne did most of the fighting stunts. Her background in gymnastics and aerial arts made it easy for her to learn the fight choreography.
Hugh Jackman shares, "She worked hard. When I say work, she loved it. She didn't want to leave stunt training. I looked over one day and she had my claws on and she was beaming."ÃExpect a lot of blood to be spilled from both Wolverine and Laura as Logan slashes its way into cinemas this March 1.