A future X-Men movie could have a so-called "female Wolverine" and -- for once -- fans are embracing the change.
After 17 years of Hugh Jackman filling the role of Wolverine on the big screen, X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer revealed to Fandango this week that he had already spoken to Fox about instead using the character X-23 -- a female Wolverine clone -- for a future X-Force movie.
"I have discussed that with the studio," Singer explained. "I actually initially pitched the X-Force and the female."
According to the Marvel Database, scientists created Laura Kinney -- or X-23 -- as a clone when they were unable to salvage the Y chromosome from the original Weapon X experiment.
Unlike fans disdain for female Ghostsbusters characters, the idea of a "female Wolverine" was largely met with praise on Twitter.
Wow potential Birds of Prey/Harley Quinn movie and a female Wolverine. Here 👏🏻 For 👏🏻 It 👏🏻— Crystal Bell (@Crystal Bell) 1463441595.0
Yes please!!!! I mean no one can replace Hugh Jackman. You might aswell just get X-23 to take on Logan's mantle. https://t.co/OvrNcksZZG— JERICO🐺 (@JERICO🐺) 1463477702.0
She has a name that could easily be put in the headline u know (it's x-23 and she's fuckin awesome) https://t.co/ofyAMwkwlY— toast (@toast) 1463500033.0
But as always, the change also left a few people upset.