“I would be happy but also worried,” said Taron Egerton of the chance to play Wolverine after Hugh Jackman
After winning the hearts of viewers and fans as iconic musician Elton John in the film Rocketman, actor Taron Egerton has again surprised viewers with a very different character in the Apple TV+ series Black Bird. The 32-year-old actor earned worldwide acclaim for his role as Gary Eggsy in the action comedy series Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
We all know how audiences invest in Marvel Comics superheroes and their mysterious characters. Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton is no different. The ‘Kingsman’ actor opened up in a recent interview about wanting to portray the iconic role of Wolverine if given the chance.
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Egerton opened up about his recent meeting with Marvel Studio executives, including company president Kevin Feige, and revealed how he hopes to get the chance to play the iconic role of Wolverine. Previous adamantium-clad superhero roles were carried out effortlessly and flawlessly by legendary Hollywood star Hugh Jackman. Egerton said he hopes to prove himself as an actor by raising the bar set by Hugh Jackman in a recent interview with The New York Times, saying, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying that. He added, “I would have loved but I was also worried because Hugh was so attached to the role that I wondered if it would be so hard for someone else to take it on. But hopefully they’ll give me a chance if that’s the case.”
In another old interview with GQ from August 2020, where he talked about how amused he was to see artwork from fans on social media drawing his character as Wolverine’s next ankle-blood character in a Marvel Universe film, Taron said, “For anyone to think I’m good because it’s really flattering. I love Marvel, but that’s just fan stuff. There is no basis for this rumour.” When asked if he put this artwork on the walls of his house, Taron replied, “No. Surprisingly, I don’t have a picture of myself on the wall.” Post-2018, Egerton had a bit of trouble in Hollywood with two big global box-office hits, Robin Hood and Billionaire Boys Club. Taron didn’t make these films for his scripts, but because as an actor he wanted to explore more characters, but that didn’t work in his favour.
Professionally, things are looking good for actors nowadays. He will star in the lead role of Tetris Company founder Henk Rogers in the Apple TV+ film Tetris, slated for later this year. He will also be seen returning to the cult Kingsman film franchise.