LADbibleSkip to content
U OK M8?
Free To Be
Extinct
Advert

Latest

43 minutes ago
Advert
an hour ago
Advert

Most Popular

5 hours ago
Advert

Marvel Writer Mark Millar Says Taron Egerton Will Be Next Wolverine

Marvel Writer Mark Millar Says Taron Egerton Will Be Next Wolverine

Renowned comics writer Mark Millar, who has previously worked for Marvel and DC, has said he reckons Taron Egerton will be the next star to play Wolverine.

Millar, who also wrote the Kick-Ass and Kingsman comics, was tweeted by a fan who reminded the writer he had correctly predicted the future twice in one of his comics.

Advert

In response, Millar posted: "Always remember I'm never wrong. PS Taron Egerton will be the next Wolverine."

Aussie actor Hugh Jackman announced he would be stepping back from playing Wolverine in 2017 after 17 years, prompting lots of speculation about who could be the next star to play the superhero.

And as far as authorities go on the whole superhero genre, they don't come much bigger than Millar, who wrote The Ultimates, which partly inspired Marvel's original Avengers movie; Ultimate Fantastic Four; and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, which was the inspiration for Fox's Logan movie.

Of course, Egerton and Millar have previously worked together, as the actor took up the role of Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, both based on comics by Millar, who was executive producer on the movies.

Advert

Rumours of Egerton becoming the next Wolverine have been swirling for a while, so much so that even the actor has addressed them, but it seems as though the modest star isn't so sure.

In an interview on Heart Breakfast, Egerton said: "That one, I think, is just a rumour. As far as I'm aware it's unfounded. I don't know if I'm quite grisly enough.

Taron Egerton has starred in the Kingsman films, based on Mark Millar's comics. Credit: 20th Century Fox
Taron Egerton has starred in the Kingsman films, based on Mark Millar's comics. Credit: 20th Century Fox

"I mean, if the people at Marvel think I am, then great, let's go. But I think there are better candidates. But I would love to be involved with that world somewhere."

The Rocketman actor won't be appearing in the third movie in the Kingsman franchise The King's Man.

The upcoming flick, due out in February, is a prequel to the two previous movies and centres on the origins of the spy agency.

But director Matthew Vaughan has already confirmed a fourth movie, which is confusingly referred to as Kingsman 3. It forms part of a trilogy alongside Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

He's also revealed Egerton will be back in this movie, telling Digital Spy: "We've got to finish off the Eggsy and Harry relationship. The final chapter of their relationship needs to be told, which we've got ready to do, and I'm hoping to shoot that later this year or the beginning of next year."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, marvel

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

Next Up

​Mexican Drug Boss El Chapo Sentenced To Life In Prison

...

a month ago
Mum On Mission To Be 'Most Enhanced Woman In Britain'

...

a month ago
Secluded Mountain Village Near Lake Como Selling House For 82p

...

a month ago
Donkeys Painted To Look Like Zebras For Safari Themed Wedding Reception

...

a month ago