(LOS ANGELES) — Hugh Jackman’s made it clear he’s hung up his Wolverine claws for good following the Oscar-nominated 2017 film Logan, but fans are now pushing for Jackman’s pal — and former Eddie the Eagle co-star Taron Egerton — to take over the role.
Even Kingsman comic creator Mark Millar has said it’s going to happen.
For the record, the Rocketman star is all in — if it’s a possibility.
“I love Marvel and I love the movies and I’d love the excuse to get in shape,” the actor told Variety. “I’d love to be a part of it.
But, he allowed, “Whether [Wolverine] is realistic or not, I don’t know.”
During Marvel Studios’ recent panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, company president Kevin Feige confirmed that “mutants” would be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now that Marvel’s parent company Disney has completed its acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the former owner of the X-Men property.
However, it’s unknown how soon the X-Men would be rebooted, particularly after the poor performance of Fox’s final X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.
Still, Egerton was spotted in San Diego on the same weekend that Feige and company were in town. Coincidence? As the late Marvel mastermind Stan Lee would say, “Stay tuned, True Believers.”
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