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?
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."
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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