Taron Egerton confirms talks with Marvel, says he wants to play Wolverine
If cast, he would succeed Hugh Jackman in the role.
Taron Egerton has said he wishes to play a new version of the superhero Wolverine and that he has met with Marvel.
The revelation came as the Kingsman and Rocketman star promotes his highly anticipated new series Black Bird.
Speaking to the New York Times about the show, the actor also expressed a desire to play Wolverine and stated he has met with Marvel Studio Executives, including its president Kevin Feige.
“I don’t think it would be wrong to say that," he told the outlet.
"I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well because Hugh is so associated with the role that I’d wonder if it’d be very difficult for someone else to do it.”
“But hopefully if it does come around, they’ll give me a shot.”
Meanwhile, Egerton's new series Black Bird is set for release on 8 July on Apple TV+ and based on the trailer, it feels like it could be the spiritual successor to Mindhunter.
From writer Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone), the crime drama based on true events focuses on a man (Egerton), who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison but strikes up a deal with the FBI to befriend a suspected serial killer (Paul Walter Hauser) and elicit a confession out of him.