Taron Egerton is in talks to take over Hugh Jackman's popular Wolverine role

The Black Bird star is interested in taking over Hugh Jackman's former Wolverine role, marking his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. ‘I'd be excited but I'd be apprehensive as well,’ he told The New York Times, ‘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.’ While it's too soon to tell if this performance will come to fruition, the star confirmed he has spoken to Marvel Studios' executives, including President Kevin Feige, who has breathed new life into the MCU since taking over. Feige oversaw the introduction of the Fantastic Four and X-Men characters with the 2022 film Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But Taron likely has some competition. X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn previously suggested that Aaron Taylor Johnson and Tom Hardy would be good alternatives too. Perhaps Feige and Co. are saving the Wolverine casting announcement for Marvel Studios' next phase, which the president has been teasing lately.