Kingsman star Taron Egerton is "baffled" by Wolverine rumours

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Kingsman actor Taron Egerton has once again responded to those whispers connecting him to the role of Wolverine.

Carved into the pop-culture consciousness by Hugh Jackman across multiple X-Men movies, the clawed mutant remains an icon of the superhero genre, but is Egerton a rugged enough performer to take over that mantle?

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Making an appearance at last weekend's ACE Comic-Con in Chicago, the Rocketman star addressed those rumours in front of the crowd (via ComicBook).

"I think that I love those films and I've got lots of friends who play roles in those films, and they love it and they have a great time... I don't know.

"I think the Logan thing is really interesting. I'm slightly baffled by it, I've never felt like a Wolverine sort of guy."

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Although Egerton questioned his own physicality in conjunction with Wolverine's ferocity, he did admit that he'd love an opportunity to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"I think that one's a few years away," he added. "I know that Kevin [Feige's] spoken about it being a few years away. Maybe in a few years I'll look rough enough for it.

"I've made no secret of the fact that I'm a fan of those fans and of course I would, I would love to be a part of them".

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