There is little doubt that fans are hoping that Wolverine will return to the big screen although the mutant will no longer be played by Hugh Jackman. But is it possible that Jackman's Eddie the Eagle co-star Taron Egerton will take on the role as the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Wolverine? The Rocketman star has finally addressed the rumors and has somehow taken responsibility for why it all started in the first place.
Egerton recently spoke to DigitalSpy where he was asked if it was true that he would be the new Wolverine. Unfortunately, the Kingsman star admitted that it is "just a rumor."
"As far as I'm aware it's unfounded," Egerton said. "I don't know if I'm quite grisly enough. I mean if the people at Marvel think I am then great, let's go. But I think there are probably better candidates. But I would love to be involved with that world somewhere."
So how did Egerton end up being rumored to be Jackman's replacement? The Legend star says he might have something to do with it when he joked about possibly taking on the role.
"This is what happens when you make jokes. Wouldn't it be great if you could just start casting yourself in things by just saying them in interviews?" Egerton said. "So I guess people have been asking something about me and Wolverine, and I made a joke about [playing] Wolverine after being in a hot wash, like I'd been shrunk in a hot wash, and the internet seems to think that I was putting that out there on my dream board cosmic ordering system."
Wait, that sounds pretty familiar. Daniel Radcliffe had said a similar thing when he was asked if he is the new Wolverine.
While it's still unclear if Wolverine will be showing up in the MCU soon, it could only be a matter of time before Egerton or Radcliffe are tapped for the role.