Over the weekend, we learned the true reason Hugh Jackman is done playing Woverine in the X-Men franchise, with Wolverine 3 set to be his final appearance as indestructible mutant Logan. He had a gut feeling it was time to quit. And he even teased that 20th Century Fox is already recasting. While it will likely be some time before we learn who takes over the iconic role, Hugh Jackman's Eddie the Eagle co-star Taron Egerton seems to be starting an early campaign to play a young Wolverine. Though he's not sure he has enough testosterone:
"I don't know if I'm quite grizzly enough. My facial hair is still very thin and patchy. I feel someone who plays Wolverine potentially needs testosterone in abundance. Yeah, I'd love to have a go at it, but I don't know. [Laughs] I don't know."
The young actor certainly proved he can take on an action-packed role in a comic book movie, with his co-starring role in Kingsman: The Secret Service solidifying his place in genre history. He's even set to take on the lead in Kingsman 2, a movie that is also coming from 20th Century Fox. He is currently shooting the sports biopic Eddie the Eagle, and his co-star in that film happens to be none other than Hugh Jackman. Taron Egerton tells Screenrant that he did bring the subject up while on set:
"I was with Hugh the day that he announced his retirement from that role. I did joke about that very thing with him. But the phone hasn't rang yet, my friend, so I don't know."
This isn't the first time Taron Egerton's name has come up in regards to the X-Men franchise. He was rumored to play young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse before Tye Sheridan eventually won the role. Maybe there is still room for Taron Egerton in this corner of the Marvel superhero universe after all! What do you think of the actor possibly taking on the legendary role of The Wolverine?