Posted by k4tzm4n (36465 posts) - - Show Bio

Fox has dozens of awesome characters at their disposal, and seeing as Wolverine's last movie was packed with characters, I thought it would be fun to speculate over who we would want to see in Logan's upcoming movie, The Wolverine. We know the likes of Silver Samurai and Jean Grey will appear, but there's so much possibility when it comes to implementing another character or two.

This Tuesday, we provided a poll with ten characters and voting was open until this morning. The list ranged from Deadpool (no, not Weapon XI) to Jubilee. It was a close race -- much closer than the previous questions -- but ultimately, X-23 slashed her way to the top.

I can understand why the clone took the victory. Not only is she a fan favorite, but seeing someone else yelling for a change would be refreshing. Not to bash Hugh Jackman or anything -- I actually like him as Logan -- but seeing the character make a switch to a father figure instead of being the center of all the trouble would be a neat change of pace. Plus, X-23's story is simply cool (if you haven't read 'Innocence Lost,' get on that). In the meantime, let's pray Dennis Hopeless doesn't kill her over in the pages of AVENGERS ARENA (you know, assuming the deaths are for real and not a virtual reality). Did you vote for Laura? If so, why? If not, who earned your vote and why do you want to see them?

Check out the poll results below to see what other characters the community really wanted to see. Honestly, I'm shocked there wasn't more demand for bringing back Scott Summers.

The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and comes out July 26th. Don't forget to check the homepage next Tuesday for a new 'Comic Book Question of the Week!' As always, you're more than welcome to make suggestions for questions every week, too! You can send them to me via Twitter, in the comments below, or via a PM.

Gregg Katzman is a freelance writer for Comic Vine and IGN Entertainment. This is the part where he shamelessly plugs his Google+ and Twitter page in hopes of getting a new follower or two.

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#1 Posted by Xwraith (15593 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the first one I can remember the winner being the one I voted for.

#2 Edited by k4tzm4n (36465 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

This is the first one I can remember the winner being the one I voted for.

Awesome. Why'd you vote for her?

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#3 Posted by akbogert (3201 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey, seeing as Laura's my favorite comic book character, I'd obviously love to see more of her. But...honestly, I'm not sure if a film version could even live up to my expectations/hopes. I think the margin of likelihood that I'd be disappointed is much larger than the margin of likelihood that I'd love it. Especially given what they did to Deadpool.

Added to the fact that I can't for the life of me find a casting suggestion for her that I've really agreed with wholeheartedly...

Anyhow, didn't vote because I didn't see the poll and I don't tend to do polls and honestly since the redesign I barely even bother coming here anymore. Not sure how I would have voted but again, it's nice seeing her get some love.

*goes back to loathing Hopeless and Rosemann*

#4 Posted by kcvic (44 posts) - - Show Bio

can anyone come up with someone to play her?

#5 Posted by clemj (817 posts) - - Show Bio

the most logical choice is X-23, as it is a clone created in a laboratory, and we know there is science involved in this, science on Logan. the secondary choice is Daken, as he was Born in Japan, but I don't think he'll appear cuz his mother was killed by the winter soldier,who belongs to marvel INC.

the last one is sunfire, hero of Japan, pretty logical

#6 Posted by ccraft (5076 posts) - - Show Bio

Has it ever been confirmed that X-23 was that chick with metal fingernails? The one in X-Men 2

#7 Posted by SneakyBawls (23 posts) - - Show Bio

It simply KILLS me what they've done with her since X-Force.... I mean seriously pains me to watch. That short lived series of hers to now being buried under that Avengers nonsense. Yost, Tan and Crain did her so much justice. So dark and violent. Now that Wolverine is a big wuss in the comics I was hoping she'd fill that void. But no....they completely waste her potential. She needs to seriously be rescued by that team and made a mature title again.

#8 Posted by k4tzm4n (36465 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

Has it ever been confirmed that X-23 was that chick with metal fingernails? The one in X-Men 2

That was Lady Deathstrike.

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#9 Posted by Mucklefluga (2524 posts) - - Show Bio

I went with Scott

#10 Posted by VioletPhoenix (294 posts) - - Show Bio

Wish I remembered to vote, X-23 would have definitely been my pick, love Laura she's honestly one of the most original and significant characters to be created in the last decade (ironic since she's a clone technically). I always say Mila Kunis as playing Laura, big green eyes, long dark hair and petite, but age is kinda a factor

#11 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool should've owned this competition, he's waaaaaay more deadlier than X-23

#12 Edited by clemj (817 posts) - - Show Bio

@krypton_: why on earth should there be deadpool in the plot?

#13 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3693 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice choice. It would interesting to seeing who plays her. I vote Chloe Mortez or Maisie Williams!

#14 Edited by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

@clemj: Other than the chance for Ryan Reynolds to strength Deadpool in film so that the character can get a green light for his own movie.

#15 Posted by SoA (4704 posts) - - Show Bio

i voted superman

#16 Posted by mightypug78 (339 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: that was lady deathstrike

#17 Edited by sho3s22 (121 posts) - - Show Bio

agreed. X-23 adds a trait to Wolverine that is great to see and I'd love to see it live action. Laura has a great story herself that I would see in a stand alone, hands down. Comic and movie gods, please answer my prayers

#18 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (6954 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be nice to see Sabretooth. I mean he was in the first movie. Also it would be great to know that a little lightning bolt didn't kill him in the first X-men movie. He's way too badass for that cheesy death.

#19 Posted by novi_homines (1336 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23!!!!!

#20 Posted by longbowhunter (6808 posts) - - Show Bio

No Omega Red?

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#21 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Sunfire. Since Wolverine will be in Japan, I figured Sunfire might show up somewhere in the movie. That'll be hella cool if he shows up.

#22 Edited by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

my vote is a character thats depiction isnt utter garbage.

#23 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

As cool as it would be to see X-23 in a movie, I hope she isn't. Fox doesn't really have the best track record with the X-Men or F4 so seeing them mess up my favorite character is just not worth it.

If she ended up in a Marvel Studios movie, that would change things.

Come to think of it who owns the movie rights to her? While she is a mutant she has never really been a member of the X-Men team (except for X-Force).

#24 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Megan Fox as X-23 maybe??

#25 Edited by Mister_Sensational (177 posts) - - Show Bio

@kcvic said:

can anyone come up with someone to play her?

My choice would be Summer Glau, anybody who saw her in Serenity knows what I'm talking about but I'll admit it's been quite a few years since that movie came out and others might want to go with a younger actress however Ms. Glau is only 31 and she does already have the action chops on her resume'

#26 Posted by M3th (2046 posts) - - Show Bio

SHE IS NOT A CLONE, or at least not by definition. She needs to be genetically identical, and shes only half identical. Again, shes more of a daughter than a clone (+)

#27 Edited by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio

And the one I voted for is in last place lol.

#28 Posted by clemj (817 posts) - - Show Bio

@m3th: but she is described as one in the comics

#29 Posted by sparda123 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

what about arnold schwarnaggar as bane in a crossover

#30 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7598 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool to see deadpool made top two.

#31 Edited by Chibi-Iroh (388 posts) - - Show Bio

When I was making my pick I didn't even think about X-23 and that would a really good cameo to know that she exists and has a presense in that universe.

#32 Posted by Chibi-Iroh (388 posts) - - Show Bio

Thinking about it Rooney Mara would make a very good X-23 because she has the ability to look very adolescent and she has the presense and some good acting chops.

#33 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6160 posts) - - Show Bio

Voted for DEADPOOL

#34 Posted by flazam (2471 posts) - - Show Bio

Daken will be post credit, X-23 won't work

#35 Posted by akbogert (3201 posts) - - Show Bio

@mister_sensational: 31 is just too old to play a teenager. Maybe ten years ago I'd have agreed with the Glau pick, but not anymore.

@m3th: Canonically, she is a clone. Yeah, it makes no scientific sense, but this is hardly the first case of bad science in comics. The only difference is supposed to be the change of a chromosome -- again, terrible science, but officially she is a clone.

@chibi_iroh: She's a bit old, and I see no reason not to find a teen talent (known or undiscovered) for the role, but of all the established actresses I've seen suggested, she's the first I haven't recoiled at.

#36 Posted by sparda123 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

what about arnold schwarnaggar as bane

#37 Edited by HellionVulcan (3634 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm all for Cyber since he had an important role with wolverine but X-23 would be cool but i want Daken .

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#38 Edited by Chibi-Iroh (388 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: Rooney Mara is only 27 years old and just because she is a teen in the comics doesn't mean she has to be in the movie.

#39 Edited by akbogert (3201 posts) - - Show Bio

@chibi_iroh: I know how old she is, which is why I said she's too old to play a teenager.

There's absolutely zero reason to have people older than me play teenagers when there are tons of talented teenage actresses.

There's also no reason to change her age.

(by the way I reread that and it sounds like I'm being aggressive; that's not intended)

#40 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

X-23 would be awesome in that I think. Great choice CV community!

#41 Posted by Kirateufel (25 posts) - - Show Bio

I like x-23 but.. I don't wanna see her in a movie >.<