Marvel Studios has recently begun integrating mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ms. Marvel AND Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Fans have been waiting for the X-Men to appear in some form to join the Avengers. One name that is constantly being thrown around to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is Taron Egerton. The actor has been a fan favorite to play Weapon X due to his height and acting skills, and now he’s transformed into the character. A Marvel fan has created a cool concept that shows Egerton as the MCU’s Wolverine.
An Instagram artist who goes by @Clements.Ink has revealed a new piece of fan art showing Egerton as the next Wolverine. The actor takes on the classic Wolverine look in a black and yellow suit, but the artist decides to give him straws instead of mutton chops. You can check out the X-Men fan art below!
Egerton previously hinted that he would have meetings with Marvel Studios when asked about those Wolverine fan castings. The actor gave some pretty vague answers, but it’s definitely safe to say that he’s in the running for a role in the MCU. During a recent interview with The New York Times, the actor played coy about the cast of fans.
“I don’t think it would be wrong to say that,” Egerton said. “I would be excited, but I would also be scared because Hugh [Jackman] is so connected to the role that I would wonder if it would be too difficult for someone else to do it.”
In August, Jackman shut down the idea of returning to the role he made so iconic. In an interview with Jakes Takes, the actor revealed that he had not had any conversations with Kevin Feige.
“I’m hearing about it from you [Hamilton], and there’s nothing in my inbox from Kevin Feige means that maybe, whatever idea I came up with, it’s not on the table,” he explained. “Let’s be clear, but now, I realized, before we shot Logan, I thought we got the idea. We knew what was going to happen, didn’t we? And I thought that’s it. And that really helped me, it really helped me knowing that I was going into my last season, that it was my last season to make the most of it. And it’s still a character I hold close to my heart. But I know it’s done. Tell anyone you want. Please tell Ryan [Reynolds]. Because he’s like, you don’t believe anything I’m kidding, please.”
While it will probably be a long time before we see Wolverine back on the big screen, Marvel Studios’ latest film was Thor: Love and Thunder. The studio describes the film as follows: “The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a search for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks to eradicate the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as Mighty Thor. Together, they embark on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the Lord Butcher’s revenge and stop him before he can too late.”
The film will be directed by Taika Waititi and will star Chris Hemsworth as the title character, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor, Russell Crowe as Zeus, Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star God , Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Karen Gillan as Nebula and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher. In addition to directing, Waititi will also reprise his role as Korg.
Thor: Love and Thunder it’s in theaters now!
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