ScreenRant was also in attendance at the screening and asked Mangold what he would do if Fox elected for a solo X-23 film instead of weaving her into the larger X-Men cinematic universe.
Spoilers below, so if you haven't seen Logan, either in color or black-and-white, you may want to turn back now. After Logan's death in 2014, Laura took the Wolverine identity. I've certainly have talked to them about it. I even talked to them about it before we made the movie. We saw from her first interaction with Hugh Jackman that this girl was going to bring something special to the role which she did.
"When I read it, I thought 'that's lovely.' It seemed very poetic on the page". This mutant character poses a massive threat to Hugh Jackman's aging, wounded title character, and ultimately serves as his final antagonist. It's not easy taking an eleven year old through a movie like that but director James Mangold, with the help of Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart of course, got an incredible performance out of Keen.
While the journey from the script, to making and concluding, to the final goodbye was hard for Jackman and Patrick Stewart, it was one particular scene and moment that brought the two to tears.
Regardless of whether or not Dafne Keen will return as X-23, Jackman reaffirmed that his days playing Wolverine are over.
Jackman gave Mangold credit for conceiving of that idea. I wanted it to be like, the curtain has come down, we told the story. And I think by that point we'd created already the Wolverine that people wanted to see. The pieces are all here for another great movie; Fox just needs to approve it.
Logan is now available to download on Digital HD and will be released on DVD, Blu Ray and 4K Blu Ray on May 23rd. Jackman has played Wolverine for 17 years and through nine movies: the original X-Men trilogy, the prequel X-Men trilogy (though two of those appearances were cameos), and the Wolverine trilogy. It is out on Digital HD now.
After the film, Alamo Drafthouse audiences in 30-some cities were treated to a live-streamed Q&A with actor Hugh Jackman, producer Hutch Parker, and Mangold himself, who all fielded questions from the audience via Twitter.