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‘I’ve always loved the X-Men movies’: Prey Star Amber Midthunder Fuels X-23 Casting Rumors

Amber Midthunder could play the role X-23 in the MCU.

Amber Midthunder has made headlines with her performance in the Predator franchise prequel, Prey. People loved her portrayal of Naru in the science fiction horror film. The Prey star first gained popularity with her role in the FX series Legion in which she plays Kerry Loudermilk. Kerry Loudermilk is a mutant in Marvel comics who shares a body with Cary Loudermilk and possesses powers like superstrength. The character is also a member of a mutant group led by Melanie Bird.

Amber Midthunder
Amber Midthunder

Legion ran for three seasons from 2017 to 2019. Amber Midthunder recently starred in Prey. After seeing her performance in the film, people started fan-casting the actress as X-23 from the X-Men franchise.

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Amber Midthunder Wants to be a Mutant in the MCU

After playing the role of a mutant in Legion for two years, Amber Midthunder now wants to join the MCU. The actress recently attended the Newport Beach Film Festival, where she opened up about wanting to join the MCU, possibly as a mutant. 

Amber Midthunder in Prey
Amber Midthunder in Prey

While talking to Variety, The Wheel star shared that she is a huge MCU fan and would love to be part of the franchise. She said, “I’m definitely a big MCU fan. I’ve always loved the X-Men movies and all the Avengers movies. I’ve always been a big fan of the MCU.” 

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When she was asked which role she would like to play, Midthunder said, “We’ll talk about it later.” Upon being asked if it could be a mutant, the Longmire star said, “Could be.

Marvel has not officially announced X-Men into the MCU yet. But with Hugh Jackman officially making his MCU debut as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, the studio would most likely introduce X-Men in the upcoming phases of the MCU.

Amber Midthunder as Naru
Amber Midthunder as Naru

And With Miss Marvel, the studio has confirmed the presence of mutants in the MCU. So fans would surely see more of X-Men in MCU’s future. As for which role Amber Midthunder would play, Marvel fans have already picked out a role for the Prey star after her wild performance in the latest movie.

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Marvel Fans Want Amber Heard to Play X-23 

Ever since the release of the 2022 Prey, Midthunder has been receiving praise for work in the movie. In Prey, Midthunder plays Naru, a female member of the Comanche tribe who wants to prove herself and does so by taking down the Predator. 

Her performance has led fans to believe that the actress is perfect for playing the character of Laura Kinney, aka X-23, in the upcoming X-Men movies. Laura Kinney is an artificially engineered mutant who was born in a lab. She was created by using Wolverine’s DNA and has the same powers as Wolverine. 

One of the female versions of the Marvel superheroes: X-23.
Amber Midthunder is expected to play X-23

Considering Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is making his MCU debut, there might be possibilities that fans may see X-23 joining the MCU as well. 

Amber Midthunder has also played Kerry Loudermilk in Fox’s Legion, which was set in an alternate timeline of Fox’s X-Men franchise. So, Midthudner can also reprise his role from Legion in the MCU, as the cinematic universe has begun building branches with X-Men. 

However, nothing is official yet, but considering the Priceless actor has done an impressive job with the Comanche warrior’s character, the actress could do a great job with Laura Kinney’s character as well. 

Prey is available to stream on Hulu. 

Source: Twitter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.