Taron Egerton has long been on the fans' radar of potential actors who could take over the Wolverine role from Hugh Jackman. Unbeknownst to most of you, Marvel Studios is also interested in getting the Kingsman actor on board and although negotiations once took place, both camps have never inked a deal. Now, the 33-year-old star believes the comic book genre no longer suits him.
In an interview with Total Film (via Comic Book Resources), Egerton reiterated that he's not playing Wolverine in the MCU. If anything, he's eyeing a completely different character but he thinks he's too old for his desired role. He said: "I’m not going to be the guy to play Wolverine. There’s no signs pointing towards that being the thing. And I just don’t know if I’m maybe...I don’t know."
Taron admitted that he's at a point in his career where the superhero genre no longer appeals to him but doesn't want to completely shut his doors. He added: "Maybe I’m getting to the point where that’s not what I want any more. I don’t know. I’d never say never, and I do love those movies. I’ve really enjoyed watching them over the past 10, 15 years. But whether I... You know, it may not be that they’re the right thing for me anymore. I think maybe I’m past the point where that felt like the right thing [for my career]."
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Although Egerton would make a phenomenal Logan, he'd already be approaching his 40s by the time the studio is ready to release their first mutant project. The most logical move for Marvel is to cast a group of much younger actors and sadly, he won't fit the bill with the X-Men expected to arrive in 2027 at the earliest.
Marvel Studios' X-Men reboot is expected to premiere in Phase Seven.