In an interview with the New York Times Taron Egerton has confirmed that he met with Marvel Studios to discuss joining the MCU. The Kingsman star didn’t confirm for which role in particular but it’s been heavily rumored for a while now to be Wolverine. A role Hugh Jackman played in the Fox X-Men franchise for a record seventeen years!
Here is what Egerton said when asked about playing Wolverine/Logan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
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.”Taron Egerton in an interview with the NY Times
The story also mentions how the actor “paused, then flashed a grin” before saying that last sentence. Could it already be a done deal? Is Egerton pulling an Andrew Garfield? Only time will tell. For now, we wait impatiently.