It’s a story of three roles where Taron Egerton’s concerned at the moment, with the acclaimed actor leaving Cock behind him, and looking back towards the big screen.
Earlier this year, Egerton finally withdrew from the West End production of the aforementioned play Cock, after enduring one or two health challenges during his time performing. He opted to drop out of the production, and has since been mulling a couple of different projects that will be filling his diary.
Disappointingly, many news reporters used the opportunity of his West End departure to weave in immature jokes featuring some play on words related to the play’s title. We are not members of such a club here.
Looking ahead to perkier times, Egerton has recently revealed that he’s been having a natter with the boss of Marvel’s cinematic universe, Kevin Feige. The topic of conversation was a role in one of its productions, and a stiff challenge to meet too: the part in question is Wolverine, where Egerton has now been mooted as a possible replacement for Hugh Jackman.
He revealed the news in an interview given to the New York Times, and admitted that “I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well, because Hugh is so associated with the role that I’d wonder if it’d be very difficult for someone else to do it”.
He might just have to keep that excitement under control for the moment, even if it is just a matter of time before Jackman’s role is replaced.
Further interest has been aroused by Egerton separately revealing that he’s returning – as he’s apparently contractually obliged to do anyway – to complete the core Kingsman trilogy of films. He admitted as much to The Jess Cagle Podcast, where he said that “my understanding is that we are to be shooting the third instalment in my saga I believe next year”.
It’s known that a proper Kingsman 3 is on the way, just not exactly when to expect it. Following Egerton’s reveal, a release in 2024 is looking likely.
More news on all of these as we hear it. A return to the big screen for Egerton is very welcome news, and he remains robbed of awards for his superb work in Rocketman. Maybe his time will come.