Egerton meeting revealed that he negotiated with Kevin Feige and others Marvel Studio CEO on taking on the role of Wolverinewas previously brought to the screen by Hugh Jackman.
Rocketman star told The New York Times about his desire to take the baton from Jackman and play the central character of both the X-Men and Avengers franchises.
“I don’t think it would be wrong to say that,” Egerton said. I was excited but also apprehensive, because Hugh was so attached to the role that I wondered if someone else could make it so hard.
“But hopefully if it happens around, they’ll give me a shot.”
Egerton, who has great credit in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: Secret Service in 2014, previously co-starred with Jackman in 2016 Eddie the Eagle and was a member of the X-Men in 2017 Logan.
The British actor will appear next in the Apple TV series + Black bird, will premiere on July 8. He plays an imprisoned drug dealer in the six-episode series adapted by Dennis Lehane from James Keene’s prison memoir. Egerton’s character faces an offer to reduce his sentence if he can convince his fellow inmate to admit to a serious crime.
He recently appeared on stage in London’s West End in the play Rooster but was forced to withdraw from the program for personal reasons when a family member fell ill. He had previously collapsed on stage the first night and was later diagnosed with Covid-19.