Taron Egerton became a hot commodity following his role in the Kingsman franchise. The actor was rumored to join the MCU to play the famous X-Men character, Wolverine. However, Egerton confirmed that while he did have a meeting with the folks at Marvel, it wasn’t about him potentially playing the character.
During his appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the actor clarified his comments about having a “general meeting with Marvel” four years ago. He claimed that his words got spun out of control.
So the reality is that… there’s been a lot of fan-casting for it. And I took a general meeting with [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige] about four years ago where I said it would be… ‘I love the movies. I would love to do something.’ And he said, ‘It would be great if we could find something.’ I walked away and haven’t spoken to him since. I check my emails every five minutes. But there’s no… there was never– in fact, there was a character that I mentioned in that meeting, but it wasn’t that one. So that puts it into some perspective. So there’s no truth, no reality to it. But you know, I’d love to be a part– I’m a fan of those movies.
Egerton was also in the running to play the iconic Star Wars character Han Solo for 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Although the role eventually went to Alden Ehrenreich, the actor did reveal he made it far in the casting process.
I felt that that’s…I’ll be honest, I got on the Falcon. I was with Chewie. I was in the full costume. I felt like I got there, I did it, I lived it, and there was another round that I decided not to do.
It’s far enough in the past now I feel I can say that. It just felt, to me, I didn’t feel it. You’re following Harrison Ford. No one ever wants to follow Harrison Ford.
Despite turning down a role in Star Wars, Egerton still was able to build quite the career for himself. His next project is Netflix’s airline drama Carry On, which Black Adam’s Jaume Collet-Serra will direct.
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