Taron Egerton, most famous for playing Eggsy in the Kingsman franchise, is still hoping to play Wolverine and has even met with Marvel about it, including company president Kevin Feige.
Though it’s currently unconfirmed if a traditional series of X-Men films is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox means they’re probably on the way, just like the Fantastic Four film is.
If the X-Men do join the MCU, Egerton is eager to fill the boots of perhaps the most iconic X-Men character Wolverine, succeeding the role previously played by the just as iconic Hugh Jackman. Speaking to The New York Times, Egerton said he’d be a little reluctant to take over from Jackman but he still wants to try.
“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,” Egerton said. “But hopefully if it does come around, they’ll give me a shot.”
Even the potential cast of an X-Men MCU project are therefore unaware if it’s happening, and they’re joined by long-time X-Men producer Simon Kinberg, who told IGN earlier this year that he has no idea if it’s happening. He agreed that it’s hard to imagine someone other than Jackman in the role though, but said he believes wholeheartedly in Feige’s ability in creating the MCU.
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.