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With over 30 film and TV projects currently in various stages of development, Marvel Studios will no doubt host plenty of encounters with many actors that audiences will never know.
That being said, Taron EgertonRepeated claims of he’d like to get involved in the franchise, not to mention open to the idea of becoming Hugh Jackman’s successor as Wolverine, sent the rumor mill into a state of overdrive after the Kingsman and Rocketman The star has confirmed he’s held talks with Kevin Feige’s outfit.
While the two strands are admittedly disconnected, Egerton confirmed his confirmation of speaking to the Powers That Be saying that “I would be excited but I would also be apprehensive because Hugh is so associated with the role… if [Wolverine] arrived, [I hope] they will give me a chance”.
Naturally, that was all it took for social media to enter a state of near collapse, with the MCU fandom speculating on whether or not Egerton will end up Wolverine, or if there’s a better part. for him somewhere.
It goes without saying that Wolverine is one of the two hardest roles in superhero cinema to recast, along with that of Iron Man. We’ve seen several names morph into Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man over the years, but Jackman and Robert Downey Jr. were so iconic as the characters they played for so long that it’s an almost impossible task.
Then again, there are countless other characters that Egerton would be ideal for, so we’ll be interested to see if and when he comes aboard the MCU, and who we see him.