Date: 5th July 2022
Taron Egerton has revealed that he has been in talks with Kevin Feige and other Marvel Studio executives about taking on the role of Wolverine, previously brought to screen by Hugh Jackman.
The ‘Rocketman’ star told ‘The New York Times’ about his desire to pick up the baton from Jackman and play the character central to both the X-Men and Avengers franchises.
He said, "I don’t think it would be wrong to say that. I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well, because Hugh is so associated with the role that I’d wonder if it’d be very difficult for someone else to do it. But hopefully if it does come around, they’ll give me a shot."
Egerton isn’t the only actor to be linked to the clawed superhero in recent weeks. Though Disney has not announced any upcoming projects involving Wolverine, speculation about who could eventually replace Hugh Jackman has begun to swirl in recent weeks. Joe and Anthony Russo recently took a position on the debate, advocating for one of their former "Avengers: Endgame" stars to take on the role.
"Chris Evans has incredible range and great physicality, and he’s real good at body control," Joe Russo said. "He’s an incredible actor. I don’t mean this in a bad way, but he’s nothing like Captain America. Steve Rogers is very controlled and quiet, understated. Chris is energetic and funny and charismatic, and he brings a lot of energy to set. I’d love to see him do something like Wolverine."
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