The "Rocketman" star told Variety at the HFPA Grants banquet on Wednesday that he's aware that the internet is buzzing with calls for him to play the famous X-Men character in a reboot of the series after Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the mutants would eventually come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Disney's acquisition of Fox, it wouldn't be surprising to see a fresh-faced group of actors play the super-powered mutants in the MCU in a few years. Hugh Jackman played the role for 17 years across nine movies in the 20th Century Fox franchise.
Could Taron Egerton be the next actor to take up the claws and sideburns of Wolverine?
Egerton's "Rocketman" co-star and "Fantastic Four" alum Jamie Bell voiced his support for him to don the adamantium claws.
"I'm sure he'd love to. It's the natural next step," Bell said. "He can play Elton John, why not? Taron's great. Working with Taron, I'm not entirely sure what he can't do, so I'm sure he could probably do it — another string to his bow, as it were."” />
"I'd love to be a part of it, whether [Wolverine] is realistic or not, I don't know." "I love Marvel and I love the movies and I'd love the excuse to get in shape," he told Variety's Marc Malkin.
Egerton, for the record, said he'd love to join the MCU.
Egerton and Jackman both starred in the film "Eddie the Eagle" in 2016, and Egerton agreed that he'd have to call up his co-star before having the baton passed down. He also conceded that he wouldn't be able to grow Wolverine's iconic sideburns as well as Jackman.
A whole lot of Marvel fans sure hope so.

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is in theaters on July 26.
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At the premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," the actress explained why "Barbie" is a character worth bringing to life. The live-action film is due out in 2020 and set to be written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, while Robbie serves as a producer.
"I think it's a great opportunity to put some positivity out in the world and a change to be aspirational for younger kids," Robbie told Variety's Marc Malkin.
"After I read the script, I definitely felt confident because it was very evident the take that Quentin had in portraying her — and it was evident to me by the way he wrote her that he adored her and he was charmed by her and he had memories of watching her when he was 7-years-old and just being utterly delighted — and that kind of seeped into his writing," Robbie explained. "I could feel that when I read it and it was just, it was a great opportunity."
"I think obviously the film is based on two fictional characters [DiCaprio's Rick Dalton and Pitt's Cliff Booth], but Sharon's presence throughout is a nice way, I think, to give her a chance for people to really appreciate the life she lived as opposed to remembering her for her death." she said.
Over the last 10 years, Margot Robbie has stepped into the skates of Tonya Harding, taken up the mantle of Harley Quinn and next up, she's playing the world's most famous doll, Barbie.
While Barbie may be an aspirational icon, in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," the actress is taking on a different kind of challenge – playing the late Sharon Tate in the Tarantino film. But was there any hesitation about playing the late actress? The actress looked every part the movie star, exuding old Hollywood glamour as she posed alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and director Quentin Tarantino on the red carpet Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theater.

"Dark Fate" serves as a direct sequel to the two original "Terminator" flicks, disregarding the confusing timelines created in the three middle entries and spinoff series. Even though Hamilton said the script wasn't finished when she signed on, she said seeing how the characters had changed over time in the new storyline ultimately drew her in.
Linda Hamilton has no problem saying hasta la vista to the last three "Terminator" films.
"I am living this quiet, lovely life that doesn't involve being a celebrity, and you really have to think, do I really want to trade that in again for another 15 minutes?" "I gave it probably six weeks of intense thinking and consideration before deciding to do it. I wasn't sure if I wanted to. I didn't want it to look like a shameless money grab," she said.
As for appearing in future "Terminator" entries, Hamilton has a plan, saying. "I'm going to fake my own death so I don't have to do another one."” />
"They're very forgettable, aren't they?" she said to Variety's Marc Malkin at CinemaCon on Thursday.
She originated the role of Sarah Connor in "The Terminator" in 1984 and reprised it in "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" in 1991, but has since only lent her voice to the franchise for "Terminator: Salvation" in 2009. Hamilton helped promote "Terminator: Dark Fate," the sixth entry in the franchise and her return to the series after more than 25 years. While "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Salvation" and "Terminator: Genisys" averaged $275 million at the overseas box office, they were largely ignored by U.S. auds and panned by critics.
"You start something and you're invested in the franchise, but somehow the characters that you care about weren't there. Too many people, too many story points. So I think we've done a good job of narrowing down the focus again so it will echo the first two films," she said.
She also revealed she hesitated at first to return to the series.

Last year, the actor, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the series, called the firing "nauseating" and tweeted "['Guardians of the Galaxy'] without James Gunn just isn’t ['Guardians of the Galaxy']."
"I am contractually obligated [to do the third movie], but I think that Marvel and Disney –– if I had really stood my ground and said, 'I don't want to do this without James' –– I think that they are decent enough that they would've let me out of my contract," Bautista told Variety's Marc Malkin at CinemaCon on Tuesday.
The release date for the third "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie has yet to be announced, but it is assumed it will land somewhere in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after "Avengers: Endgame" wraps up the current storyline. On March 15, Disney announced it had rehired Gunn for the film.
Moving forward without James was a real personal issue with me."” /> "I wanted to use James' script because it's a beautiful script. "I wanted to bring it home. These guys are like family to me and I wanted to be involved in the third one," Bautista said.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista, who staunchly supported director James Gunn after his firing last year, thinks Disney might have let him out of his contract if he protested against doing the third movie without him.
"I just spoke my mind and was honest about the way I felt about it. I thought he was given a raw deal. I thought it was a bad call, bad decision," he said.
Bautista was one of the strongest supporters of Gunn after Disney fired the director from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Along with the rest of the movie's main cast, Bautista signed a petition calling for Gunn's reinstatement, and he also threatened to quit the film if Disney didn't use Gunn's original script. 3" in July 2018 after offensive tweets from years ago resurfaced. Gunn was rehired for the project last month.