The MCU Role Taron Egerton Hopes He Gets To Play

Fan-casts can be a finicky thing. Every once in a blue moon, they may gain so much steam that they directly influence how movies actually turn out. But most of the time, various factors like timing or the age of the actor make such popular choices among fans a moot point. It remains to be seen where exactly “Taron Egerton as Wolverine!” will land on this spectrum, but however it turns out, it won’t be for a lack of trying.

In a profile with the New York Times, the actor revealed that not only is he still extremely interested in the role, but he’s even met with Kevin Feige and other Marvel executives personally — though the exact phrasing in the article leaves some wiggle room as to whether it was for Wolverine specifically or just a general meeting. When asked whether he hopes to be cast as Wolverine when the character is rebooted in the MCU, Egerton laughed and said:

“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.

But hopefully if it does come around, they’ll give me a shot.”

As someone who thinks the best choice would probably be a lesser-known actor (sorry, Daniel Radcliffe truthers!), I can’t help but feel Egerton would be wasted in this role. If Marvel fans want, they could just watch Egerton and “Eternals” actor Richard Madden in Dexter Fletcher’s excellent “Rocketman” and pretend they’re watching a Wolverine and Ikaris crossover musical for the ages. That’s what I’d do, personally.

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