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Wolverine 3 will be Hugh Jackman’s swansong as the adamantium-clawed mutant, leading many fans to wonder how 20th Century Fox will continue their portrayal of the character. For months, rumours have suggested that it will be X-23, the female mutant who was created as Wolverine’s clone. Now, the first exciting batch of set images from the upcoming film appear to suggest that X-23 will play a part in the film.

Before we get to the set images, The Hashtag Show claim to have gotten their hands on a casting breakdown, which also heavily hints at the involvement of X-23. Here it is below:

“[ZOE] 12 to 15 year-old girl. Still a child, but a wounded badass, a pound puppy, raised in captivity in a time of battle, without support systems of 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 wondrous.

“Some things 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, impulsive 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”.

 

Also, a recent report seems to have hinted that the film will be called Weapon X, further to Wolverine’s appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse where he showed up and wiped out a number of soldiers in the Weapon X facility.

Jackman will reunite with Patrick Stewart’s Professor X and they’ll be joined by an impressive supporting cast including Boyd Holbrook as the villain, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and Eriq La Salle. Below are some set images, coming from Just Jared.

#HughJackman continues filming Wolverine 3. New Orleans, Louisiana – Friday June 10, 2016. pic.twitter.com/6urfXNNcsW