Now that the X-Men franchise finally found its way back home and will soon be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rumors of fan casting have been circulating the world wide web which actors are going to play certain characters.
Not only Marvel fans are putting their bets in; comic writer Mark Miller has his own guess. A fan recently posted on Twitter how Miller was able to “predict the future” back in 2002. He mentioned in a panel about Nick Fury being modeled after Samuel L. Jackson. He also made a hint on Robert Downey Jr.’s future as Iron Man.
The creative writer responded to the tweet with, “remember, I’m never wrong.” That is when he later made a wild guess that Taron Egerton is going to be the next Wolverine. This simple tweet shook the Internet, given that he never made a mistake in predicting future casting.
From 2002. Always remember I'm never wrong. PS Taron Egerton will be the next Wolverine 🙂 https://t.co/6OtsLbnWqu— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) July 15, 2019
Miller and Egerton have worked together even before this prediction. The latter starred in two Kingsman movies, The Secret Service and The Golden Circle, which are both huge box office hits.
The Rocketman star, however, said in an interview that he wasn’t sure about the speculation. “As far as I’m aware, it’s unfounded. I don’t know if I’m quite grisly enough. 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,” he added.
Despite Egerton’s reluctance to play the role, it seems that he’s got what it takes to fit the role. Hugh Jackman, the actor who played Wolverine for 17 years, has left a mark in the history of the X-Men franchise and a big shoe to fill in for whoever comes next.
X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner said that Jackman trained well and hard to bulk up. He would get up as early as four in the morning and follow strict diet to achieve the perfect Wolverine physique. The actor was not as bulky as he looks in the movie. Jackman was a skinny guy that people used to call him Worm—not really something you’d wish to say to Wolverine’s face.
As years pass by, it’s difficult to keep a role that isn’t catching up with your body. Jackman was being true to himself when he admitted, “I’m at that point, I can’t do it.” He literally professed his body isn’t coordinating with what the role demands. Now that’s a fair sign that we need someone young and strong enough to pick up where Jackman left. Nonetheless, it does not mean they would just let him go. He can play old man Logan in the future if Marvel wants to.
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