X-Men will enter the MCU (Marvel Cinema Universe) and screenwriter Mark Miller sees Taron Egerton as the next Wolverine. Egerton has charisma, has charisma, and we know he has a voice but is the most suitable for the X-Men character, complex and often incomprehensible?
The talks on distributing a new actor to Wolverine have exploded since screenwriter Mark Miller – who also draws graphic novels such as Wolverine: Old Man Logan and Civil War – responded to a fan who suggested that he had correctly predicted in 2002 a future screening, referring to a Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson and also to Robert Downey Jr. before he played Iron Man.
Mark Miller’s reply came promptly, scooter metro.co.uk. “So in 2002. I remember! I’m never wrong. By the way, Taron Egerton will be the next Wolverine! ”
It’s a controversial choice that has reason to polarize opinions on the Internet.
Some Wolverine fans have been a little skeptical about Egerton’s potential distribution, wondering if the actor who excels in roles still has what he needs for Wolverine.
One of the news commentators, quoted by metro.co.uk, says he was “confused and unhappy” with the idea.
There were also more optimistic opinions, just like: “Taron Egerton will be spectacular in the role of Wolverine!” Someone even claims that “the only actor” could be Wolverine.
With all the speculations, it has to be mentioned that Mark Miller worked with the actor before Taron took over the role of Gary Eggsy Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service and in the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a film inspired by Miller’s comic strip. He was also an executive producer, so we can think he would not have said if he had no reliable sources.
The news arrived at Taron Egerton last week, but he said he would not have been approached by Marvel studios in this regard. Okay, and if it was, he certainly has privacy clauses on getting the job, so he’d keep the secret.