Taron Egerton debunks rumours of replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine: I love Marvel, but it's just fan stuff

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Taron Egerton debunks rumours of replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine: I love Marvel, but it's just fan stuff
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Taron Egerton has found himself debunking Wolverine casting rumours yet again. It has been over four years since Hugh Jackman bowed down as the renowned X-Men mutants in Logan. While the character was seen dying in the James Marigold flick, the resurrection is obviously possible and a new actor could be roped in to play the Wolverine. While fans have nominated several actors for the role, Egerton has been linked to the X-Men role via rumours a few times now. 

The actor gound himself clarifying that he isn't playing the next Wolverine in an interview with British GQ. Addressing the speculations, Kingsman: The Secret Service star deemed the rumours "flattering" but assured he wasn't filling Jackman's shoes. "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 rumors," he said. 

The clarification comes almost a year after Taron addressed the rumours at a convention. Via Comicbook.com, at the time, the actor said, "I think that I love those films and I've got lots of friends who play roles in those films and they love it and they have a great time... I don't know. I think the Logan thing is really interesting. I'm slightly baffled by it, I've never felt like a Wolverine sort of guy." 

While the actor might not think of himself as a "Wolverine sort of guy," he did say he hopes to be a part of Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point in the future. "I think that one's a few years away. I know that Kevin [Feige's] spoken about it being a few years away. Maybe in a few years I'll look rough enough for it. I've made no secret of the fact that I'm a fan of those fans and of course I would, I would love to be a part of them," he said. 

If not for Wolverine, which Marvel character would Taron be perfect for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

ALSO READ: Logan actor Hugh Jackman reveals how he bid farewell to Wolverine: It was a luxury that I’ll never forget

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Anonymous : The people that hate the idea is because your picturing him as acting as heugh Jackman. Not wolverine. I think he could be wolverine but its too soon to replace jackman.
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