Taron Egerton (Kingsman) Emerges as Top Fan Pick for MCU’s Wolverine, Hugh Jackman Weighs In!

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has fans buzzing with speculation about who will fill the iconic shoes of Wolverine, and the internet is abuzz with the rallying cry for Taron Egerton (famed for his roles in Kingsman and Rocketman) to don the Adamantium claws. Hugh Jackman, the legendary actor who brought Wolverine to life, has finally broken his silence on this fan-favourite choice.

Interestingly, Hugh Jackman is gearing up to reprise his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, and intriguing whispers suggest he might have more in store as part of Marvel Studios’ grand Avengers: Secret Wars narrative.

Despite whispers of an X-Men reboot, the prospect seems distant, especially considering the narrative trajectory of the Multiverse Saga. In the midst of this anticipation, hopes are high that the “Mutant Saga” will be ushered in during the highly anticipated Phase 7.

Taron Egerton, the Welsh virtuoso, has quickly risen to prominence as the top contender in fans’ hearts to inherit the Wolverine mantle. Notably, he previously shared the screen with Jackman in the remarkable film Eddie the Eagle (a must-watch if you haven’t already), which has undoubtedly contributed to their camaraderie.

Hugh Jackman recently shared his candid thoughts on the potential transition of the Wolverine torch to Egerton during a conversation with Empire, as reported by Screen Rant. “Taron is, without a doubt, one of the most phenomenally talented actors in the industry today. His versatility knows no bounds,” he graciously commented when quizzed about Egerton taking up the legacy.

However, with a playful undertone, he humorously added, “But he might want to cool his heels for just a tad longer.”

It’s entirely understandable why the veteran Logan actor might harbour such sentiments, even in jest, as he’s now embraced the opportunity to etch his portrayal of Wolverine into the MCU’s tapestry.

In the foreseeable future, audiences can anticipate Jackman donning his Wolverine guise once more, potentially locking horns with the formidable Hulk and uniting with the esteemed Avengers themselves.

On a tangential note, it appears that Hugh Jackman and Deadpool 3 luminary Ryan Reynolds are locked in a delightful skirmish over the elusive title for their impending collaboration.

Fresh from dubbing the upcoming movie as a fusion between Wolverine and Deadpool, Jackman playfully shared on the Stephen Colbert Show, “We’re toying with the notion of labelling it Wolverine 10. You see, I’ve graced the screen as Wolverine nine times, cameo appearances included.”

One can’t help but surmise that this good-natured banter will culminate in a grand title reveal. As for the exact moment of revelation, your guess is as good as ours.

Mark your calendars: Deadpool 3 (or perhaps Wolverine 10?) is slated to make its cinematic debut on November 8, 2024.

Explore more about Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman on Wikipedia.

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