A new image shows off Taron Egerton stepping into the Wolverine role to replace Hugh Jackman for the MCU.
It seems like mutants are definitely on their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – it’s just not clear how long it’ll take. WandaVision had many of us fooled thanks to Evan Peters’ arrival as a fake Quicksilver, but it’ll be quite some time before Wolverine and the X-Men show up alongside the Avengers in a future movie that’s for sure. But with all the stunning work that Hugh Jackman put into playing Wolverine, the question of who should be the next version of the hero is a big a one. Although there’s a particular name that keeps cropping up as a suggestion; Taron Egerton.
The Kingsman and Robin Hood star has already shown that he’s got a knack for balancing genuine heart and thrilling action with his performances, so it isn’t a stretch to imagine him picking up the claws for the MCU. This new fan art from ‘parker_luck394’ on Instagram sees Taron Egerton don Wolverine’s classic hairstyle with the Adamantium claws popped in a design which looks perfect as Hugh Jackman’s replacement. Kevin Feige recently denied that Marvel Studios has begun casting for the role though, so don’t expect to see Taron Egerton fighting Sentinels as Wolverine in the MCU just yet.
Is Taron Egerton a good pick to play Wolverine in the MCU? Who else would you like to see pick up the Adamantium claws? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine film, Logan:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook.
Logan is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Wolverine’s future in the MCU and Taron Egerton, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!
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