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Is Taron Egerton Replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine?

Is Taron Egerton Replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine?

"Rocketman" Post Screening Conversation with Taron Egerton hosted by Liam Mayclem

During an interview with Heart Breakfast, Rocketman star and future Oscar nominee Taron Egerton addressed the rumors suggesting he will replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

Since the release of Jackman’s swan song Wolverine movie Logan, fans have been proposing potential contenders to portray the new Wolverine and a recent rumor suggests Taron Egerton could be the one to take over the role from Hugh Jackman.

However, Taron Egerton stated the possibility of him playing the new Wolverine is just a rumor as far as he knows. In fact, Taron Egerton noted he may not be qualified to replace Hugh Jackman for a particular reason:

“That one I think is just a rumor. As far as I’m aware it’s unfounded. I don’t know if I’m quite grisly enough.”

"Rocketman" Post Screening Conversation with Taron Egerton hosted by Liam Mayclem
Taron Egerton attends the “Rocketman” Post Screening Conversation at the Historic Castro Theatre on May 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Nonetheless, Taron Egerton explained that while there may be better candidates to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, he would love to join the Marvel universe somehow:

“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.”

Egerton isn’t the only one who has been shutting down rumors that they’ll be playing Wolverine, with Daniel Radcliffe recently forced to clarify a joke he made where he said he would take on the role.

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Responding to the question “Is Daniel Radcliffe the new Wolverine?” as part of WIRED’s long-running feature where they grill celebrities on the internet’s most asked questions, he said: “There’s going to be a new Wolverine movie, in which it starts off with Hugh Jackman being put into a hot wash. And then when he comes out, it’s me. So yes, I’m very happy to announce that here.”

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English actor Daniel Radcliffe arrives to attend the screening of TBS’ “Miracle Workers” at Buttenwieser Hall in New York on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP / Getty Images)

“This is what happens when you make jokes,” he then clarified. “Wouldn’t it be great if you could just start casting yourself in things by just saying them in interviews?”

“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.”

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