With Hugh Jackman set to finish his run as Wolverine on the big screen, 20th Century Fox will likely soon be looking to recast the character. Speculation over whom might succeed him has not yet really begun, but the actor’s most recent co-star has put up his hand.
Taron Egerton, who has just worked with Jackman on the “Eddie the Eagle” biopic and became an overnight success this year as the lead in Fox’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” tells Screen Rant he’d love to have a go but isn’t sure he’s “man enough” as such:
“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. 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.”
Egerton has been linked to the X-Men universe before with reports that he came very close to scoring the role of a young Cyclops in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” a role that ultimately went to Tye Sheridan.
Jackman has also spoken about giving up the role this morning on Kelly and Michael: