Marvel fans have been eagerly looking forward to the X-Men’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since Disney completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets earlier this year. While Marvel seems to be taking its time bringing the mutants into the franchise, there’s been a lot of talk about Marvel’s new Wolverine.
Though fans might want to see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as James Howlett, the Australian actor has stood his ground on his retirement, refusing Ryan Reynold’s offer to appear in movies like Deadpool. The internet has named a lot of potential replacements, and one of the names that often runs up and down the rumor mill is that of Kingsman and Rocketman Star Taron Egerton.
Speaking in an interview with Yahoo Movies, Egerton decided to address the rumors saying that he would be appearing as Marvel’s new Wolverine.
"It's unfounded. The only morsel of truth to it is that I'm a huge fan of the films, like 99.9 percent of the rest of the world. That's kind of it, really,” the actor told the entertainment news site, “I don't quite know where it comes from. I'm flattered but baffled by it... There's other characters that I think I'd be more suited to."
Egerton would be a great candidate for the role, however, we doubt that Marvel has any plans to cast Wolverine just yet. The studio is taking its time with the X-Men – after all, Marvel has yet to establish mutants in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s main narrative. Right now, Marvel Studios is busy working on Phase 4 of the franchise. Perhaps the studio could set up the mutant’s arrival in Phase 5 of the MCU.
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