Taron Egerton dons the Adamantium claws following Hugh Jackman as the MCU’s new Wolverine in this fan art.
Hugh Jackman’s portrayal as Wolverine reigns supreme amongst comic book movie fans. The Academy Award-nominated actor portrayed the role for a whopping 17 years, from his debut appearance in 2000’s X-Men and his swan song with 2017’s Logan, the pressure for whomever takes over the role in the MCU is oh-so high.
One popular choice amongst fans to take over the role is Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service; Rocketman). The actor previously starred alongside Hugh Jackman in 2016’s Eddie the Eagle, and has been widely considered by some Wolverine fans as a worthy replacement, especially with the MCU looking to reintroduce the X-Men into their canon.
This impressive fan art finds Taron Egerton donning a similar look to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, down to the haircut, beard and outfit. Although many expect the new MCU version to don the iconic yellow and blue suit from the comics, it’s interesting to see this artwork reflect the take we’ve seen in previous X-Men films. Just goes to show you how much of an impact Hugh Jackman left on the character.
You can check out Taron Egerton as the MCU’s new Wolverine down below:
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Here is the official synopsis for Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine film, Logan:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook.
Logan is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Wolverine’s future in the MCU and Taron Egerton, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!