Definitely needs a new Wolverine in the coming years. A star now publicly threw his hat into the ring, even if the part scared him a bit.
The X-Men made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with Patrick Stewart returning in his iconic role as Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Many more mutants will follow in the coming years, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige promised some time ago when the first MCU Phase 4 projects were introduced at the time.
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It is still not clear when and how exactly this will be the case. However, major roles are expected to be reassigned, including Professor X, Magneto, and of course, Wolverine. While the first two parts have already been portrayed by many actors in films, Hugh Jackman has always played Wolverine and the Australian is more closely associated with one of his characters in the minds of fans than almost any other star.
Accordingly, a potential heir is anticipating a very difficult legacy here, but Taron Egerton seems ready to take on the challenge. The “Kingsman” star, who drew attention to himself as an actor with his portrayal of Elton John in “Rocketman” (“You Can Simply Stream Rocketman” on Amazon), has now spoken to The New York Times for his new series In with the Devil, which will also feature the recently deceased Rai Liotta.
In the course of this, the famous newspaper wrote that Egerton had already met with officials at Marvel Studios, including MCU head Kevin Feige. Taron Egerton himself spoke frankly to The New York Times about his desire to play Wolverine:
“I don’t think it’s wrong to say it. I was looking forward to it, but I’d be a little apprehensive because Hugh [Jackman] So attached to this role that I wonder if it would be so hard for someone else to take on. But I hope, if given the opportunity, they will give me a chance.”
By the way, Hugh Jackman turned down a major role out of fear. Our video reveals other stars who have gone through the same thing:
Taron Egerton has already worked with Hugh Jackman
Perhaps the only criticism some comic book fans have for Hugh Jackman’s performance as Wolverine is his height. After all, Wolverine is only 1.60 meters tall, but Jackman is 1.90 meters tall, and Egerton would be much closer to the original at 1.75 meters tall. Especially since he’s proven both his action and comedy skills with “Kingsman” and since Logan is ready for some tough jokes, he should definitely bring the latter with him. Especially because he’s now proven to “In with the Devil” that he can get in such impressive physical shape, as the first trailer tells you. Perhaps he could also get tips from Jackman, after all, the two know each other from filming the biopic “Eddie the Eagle: Anything is Possible.”
Incidentally, Matthew Vaughn, director of the “Kingsman” and “X-Men: First Class” films, wanted either Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Taron Egerton for the part of Wolverine in the MCU, like him ComicBook.com betrayal. With Taylor-Johnson now part of the Sony Spider-Man Universe (SSU) due to his role as Kraven, Egerton definitely has a better hand. Although Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is more popular with some fans, he doesn’t necessarily see himself in the role. So we can continue to be curious as to who will fill in Hugh Jackman’s big footsteps.
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