Taron Egerton Confirms He Talked to Marvel Bosses About Playing Wolverine

Taron Egerton at CinemaCon in 2018
Taron Egerton at CinemaCon in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9643868im)

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Wolverine on the big screen, and it seems like he could be back sooner than later. Taron Egerton is interested in playing the iconic X-Man character and he has already discussed the possibility of taking over from Hugh Jackman with Marvel bosses.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Edgerton confirmed that he discussed the possibility of joining the MCU with Kevin Feige and other studio executives. He said he’d be “excited” but “apprehensive”, as well, because Jackman is so associated with the role that it would be “very difficult for someone else to do it.”

Despite his reservations, the British actor would happily step into Jackman’s shoes, but his casting as Wolverine is far from being confirmed. No official MCU project involving Wolverine has been approved, but Edgerton is hoping “they’ll give [him] a shot” if it ever comes around.

Taron Egerton rose to prominence with the role of Eggsy in the spy Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Before winning a Golden Globe for playing Elton John in the musical Rocketman, he joined forces with its director Dexter Fletcher for the sports biopic Eddie the Eagle, which just happened to star Hugh Jackman.