With Marvel and Fox’s next film in the X-Men universe on the horizon, I’d thought that we could take a brief look into the X-23 character that will be featured in the movie Logan.
I would be lying if I said that my family is perfect. There are differences, battles and things that can disrupt the calm seas that a family should be. But those waves soon calm, and the only thing left standing is your family and the love that you have for each other. Well, x-23’s (Laura Kinney) family is just a little different. Different meaning that she was a living science project by the Essex Corporation and grew up in a laboratory. You see, Essex wanted to copy the Weapon X program and create a bunch of new mutants using the DNA of the original Weapon X, Wolverine. This can all be seen at the end of (spoiler) X-Men: Apocalypse. But like all things with comics and experiments, it didn’t go well.
Jumping back to the Logan film, from watching clips and the full trailers, it seems as though that Logan (Wolverine) has found X23 and knows that there is a familiar connection between the two. I don’t know if the temper tantrums and claws clicked into his head, or if he “just had a hunch”. But he connects with the child, along with a weathered Professor X, and in hopes of saving her life from a group of thugs that want to harm X23.
But as Professor X fathered and cared for Logan and helping him become that person that he is now, Logan has turned into the father figure for X23 in taking care of the child. I’m sure it took some time, but Logan clicks and bonds with the child and as in the comics, gives her the fatherly love that X23 didn’t know she needed. And with most fathers, like myself, we would do anything for our child because our love is so great for them. But as much as I love my daughter and as much as Logan can love and care for X23, it doesn’t match the abundance and unbreakable love the Our Father in Heaven has for us. It’s hard to imagine that someone can love us more than I love my own child, but it’s absolutely true. For Him to give up his only Son for the sake of our sins, is the greatest gift a Father (our Father) can give. Can we return the favor? What’s the cost? All he ask is that we accept Him and love Him. Just as all I could ask of my little girl is to say “I love you Dad”.
MTFBWY – R3