During an interview with Heart Breakfast, Rocketman star Taron Egerton addressed the rumors suggesting he will replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
With the release of director James Mangold’s Logan, Hugh Jackman’s time as Wolverine came to an end after nearly two decades of portraying the character. Since then, fans have been proposing potential contenders to portray the new Wolverine and a recent rumor suggests Taron Egerton could be the one to take over the role from Hugh Jackman.
However, Taron Egerton stated the possibility of him playing the new Wolverine is just a rumor as far as he knows. In fact, Taron Egerton noted he may not be qualified to replace Hugh Jackman for a particular reason:
“That one I think is just a rumour. As far as I’m aware it’s unfounded. I don’t know if I’m quite grisly enough.”
Nonetheless, Taron Egerton explained that while there may be better candidates to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, he would love to join the Marvel universe somehow:
“I mean if the people at Marvel think I am then great, let’s go. But I think there are probably better candidates. But I would love to be involved with that world somewhere”
Do you think Taron Egerton would be a worthy successor to Hugh Jackman? Who do you think should play the new Wolverine? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Marvel Studios, which now holds the film rights to Wolverine and the X-Men following Disney’s acquisitions of 21st Century Fox, is expected to reboot the franchise. However, the studio is reportedly in no rush to introduce the X-Men to the MCU, meaning it will likely be some time before we learn who will replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Marvel Studios’ plans for the X-Men and Wolverine!
Source: Heart Breakfast (via Digital Spy)
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney’s remake The Lion King is next in the studios’ line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click “next” to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney’s live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.