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Hugh Jackman Recommends Taron Egerton As New Wolverine

Matt McGloinPosted: 01/28/2016 - 08:30


While promoting his latest movie, Eddie the Eagle, Hugh Jackman also talks about playing Wolverine and the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movie.

“Love it. It’s just brilliant. I mean, I love Ryan, he’s a good mate of mine. He’s so fantastic,” Jackman told Yahoo with mention Wolverine could "a hundred percent" take down Deadpool in a fight.

Jackman is asked about potentially playing Wolverine in a sequel to Deadpool (it's suspected Jackman makes a cameo in the first one), with Jackman stating that other actors will be up to play the new Wolverine and points to his Eddie the Eagle co-star Taron Egerton as a possibility.

“I’ve never thought about it till now, but doing something with Ryan – he’s awesome – that’s always attractive to me. But I think you’ve probably got several other people lined up to play [Wolverine]… probably you [Taron Egerton],” Jackman said. 

Egerton, who also stars in The Kingsman: Secret Service, jokingly replied back: “I don’t think I’ve quite got the facial hair for it.”

Hugh Jackman also let it be known the script for his last Wolverine movie is just about done and previously mentioned Tom Hardy as another potential Wolverine.

Fans have also thrown Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe into the mix.

"Eddie the Eagle" hits February 26th.