Fans Say Taron Egerton Is Ready To Play Wolverine After Seeing Him In New Series
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Fans reckon Taron Egerton is ready to play Wolverine after seeing him in a new TV miniseries.
The Rocketman star's new Apple show Black Bird has seen the actor pile on the muscle.
Egerton plays the lead role of James Keene and the show is based around Keene's autobiographical novel In with the Devil: a Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption.
Pictures of the actor looking absolutely ripped in the miniseries has people feeling he's in the right shape to make a crossover into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Really enjoy the Kingsman movies but I had no idea Taron Egerton could actually act the way he is in #BlackBird — definitely sold on him as Wolverine now.— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) July 10, 2022
One person wrote on Twitter: "After seeing Taron Egerton in Black Bird, if he’s not the next Wolverine, we riot."
Another added: "Taron Egerton in Black Bird shows he can do the American accent & has the body for a Wolverine role."
A third said: "Started Black Bird last night. Got more than a faint whiff of True Detective about it. Easy to see how and why Egerton is being linked with the Wolverine role all of a sudden too… boy has been pounding the weights."
Interestingly, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility for Egerton to play Wolverine.
The Welshman recently revealed that Marvel could be heading in that very direction.
When asked by The New York Times if he could be playing the iconic superhero, he responded: “I don’t think it would be wrong to say that.
“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.”
He added: “But hopefully if it does come around, they’ll give me a shot.”
Calls for Egerton to play Wolverine have been swirling for a while. The actor even addressed the rumours back in 2019.
Shortly after Feige announced that the X-Men franchise would be coming to the MCU, the 32-year-old told Variety: "I love Marvel and I love the movies and I'd love the excuse to get in shape.
"I'd love to be a part of it - whether [Wolverine] is realistic or not, I don't know."
There have been plenty of names thrown into the ring ever since Hugh Jackman officially hanged up his claws.
Everyone from Daniel Radcliffe to The Boys star Karl Urban have been suggested.
Some fans say whoever gets the iconic role should be short as Wolverine is only 5ft 3 in the comics.