‘Hope they'll give me a shot’: Baby-faced Taron Egerton wants to succeed Hugh Jackman as Wolverine!
After winning hearts of audiences and fans as the iconic musician Elton John in the film ‘Rocketman’, actor Taron Egerton is back to surprise viewers with a really different type of character in the Apple TV+ series ‘Black Bird’. The 32-year-old actor gained global recognition for his performances as Gary Eggsy in the action comedy film series ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and its sequel ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’.
We all know how audiences are deeply invested in the Marvel Comics superheroes and its enigmatic characters. Golden Globe awards winning star Taron Egerton is no different. The ‘Kingsman’ actor in a recent interview opened up about wanting to portray the iconic role of Wolverine if given a chance.
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Opening up on his recent meetings with Marvel Studio executives, including company president, Kevin Feige, Egerton revealed how he was hoping for a chance to play the iconic role of Wolverine. The part of the adamantium-laced superhero has previously been essayed effortlessly and flawlessly by the iconic Hollywood star Hugh Jackman. Egerton said he had hopes of proving himself as an actor by elevating the bar set by Hugh Jackman in a recent interview with New York Times, saying, “I don’t think it would be wrong to say that.” He also added, “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.”
In another old interview with GQ dated August 2020, speaking about how he was amused by seeing artworks of fans on social media who drew his character as the next knuckle bleeding character of Wolverine in Marvel Universe films, Taron had said, “That anyone thinks I would be good for the part is really flattering. I love Marvel, but it’s just fan stuff. There is no grounding for those rumours.” When asked if he stuck that artwork on the walls of his house, Taron said, “No. Surprisingly, I don’t have any pictures of myself up on the wall.” After 2018, Egerton had a sort of rough patch in Hollywood with two huge global box office duds ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Billionaire Boys Club’. Taron did these films not because of script but because he wanted to explore a wider range of characters as an actor but this did not work well in his favour.
On the work front, currently things are looking up for the actor. He is going to be seen essaying the lead role of Tetris Company founder Henk Rogers in the Apple TV+ film ‘Tetris’, which is scheduled for later this year. He is also going to be seen returning back to the cult ‘Kingsman’ film franchise.