Taron Egerton denies rumors that he will be playing Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a new interview with Digital Spy, Kingsman star Taron Egerton responded to rumors that he may replace his Eddie the Eagle co-star, Hugh Jackman, as none other than Wolverine.
“That one I think is just a rumor. As far as I’m aware it’s unfounded. I don’t know if I’m quite grisly enough. I mean if the people at Marvel think I am then great, let’s go. But I think there are probably better candidates. But I would love to be involved with that world somewhere.”
“This is what happens when you make jokes. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just start casting yourself in things by just saying them in interviews? So I guess people have been asking something about me and Wolverine, and I made a joke about [playing] Wolverine after being in a hot wash, like I’d been shrunk in a hot wash, and the internet seems to think that I was putting that out there on my dream board cosmic ordering system.”
While actors such as Tom Hardy and Keanu Reeves, who has proclaimed his interest in the role, have been a part of the Wolverine conversation, Egerton has been rumored for the role courtesy of reported “leaks.”
With the X-Men — and Wolverine — still years away from joining the MCU, it’s doubtful we’ll see Egerton (or anyone) suit up as the iconic hero anytime soon. But who knows, perhaps he’ll land another Marvel role. After all, Marvel does have a plethora of projects in various stages of development.