It has been a decade since director Matthew Vaughn tackled the X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class but that doesn’t mean he can’t have an opinion about who should be the new Wolverine actor.
Hugh Jackman is forever linked to the character but so many people have wondered who will take over the role when Disney decides to bring the X-Men into the MCU. Matthew Vaughn has some ideas and he’s giving us three different possibilities.
Matthew Vaughn gave his choices while promoting The King’s Man over at Comic Book. He gave two choices that have seemed to be fan favorites to take over the role while the third may have been floated around a little bit and, after seeing it in print, maybe it should be floated around more:
“Well, he’s got older now, but I would say Tom Hardy would have…been awesome. I think Taron [Egerton] could do it in his sleep. Aaron Taylor-Johnson could do it as well. I mean, I think Aaron or Taron would be my first two choices could do it really well.”
Matthew Vaughn gave some top-notch options for who should take over the role moving forward. He’s worked with Taron Egerton on the Kingsman franchise so he could vouch for his physicality and work ethic.
Of course, Hugh Jackman will always be Wolverine to multiple generations. But, unlike Jackman, Egerton has the right stature and look to pull off the popular character. The Rocketman star and The Greatest Showman star share some commonalities like their showmanship so Egerton taking up the mantle from Jackman wouldn’t be a major deal.
It has also been a fan-cast choice in the years following the release of Logan.
Tom Hardy and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were great choices as well. Just like the Kingsman star, Hardy and Taylor-Johnson have experience in the action genre with the former playing Bane and Venom in The Dark Knight Rises and the Venom series respectively.
And the latter actor took on speedster Pietro Maximoff in the MCU for Avengers: Age of Ultron but landing the role of Kraven The Hunter, might prevent him from playing Wolverine if it were ever an option.
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