When asked during a recent interview what character he would choose to reboot for the MCU, X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn responded: “Wolverine.”
After years away from the franchise, Matthew Vaughn is finally ready to return — and he has his eyes set on rebooting Hugh Jackman’s X-Men character for the MCU — a character he didn’t get to play with enough when developing First Class for FOX.
“There’s only one that I didn’t get to play with properly and I would have loved to… Hugh Jackman was so good and did such a good job doing it. But to cast the young [Wolverine], the reboot, that would be fun, I think, and it could go into such a different direction where Hugh took it as well,” Vaughn said at a recent press event. “I think Hugh knocked it out of the park but I think out of [all of the X-Men] that’s the character that weirdly, I don’t know why I get drawn to. Yeah, Wolverine.”
But the director has some interesting choices about who he thinks could play the X-Men character in the MCU. His choices for Wolverine, all fan-favourites, totally make sense.
“Well, he’s got older now, but I would say Tom Hardy would have… been awesome,” Vaughn mentioned. “I think Taron [Egerton] could do it in his sleep. Aaron Taylor-Johnson could do it as well. I mean, I think Aaron or Taron would be my first two choices. [They] could do it really well.”
As fans will quickly point out, Tom Hardy is, unfortunately, already part of the Marvel Universe as Venom. Also, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is set to play Kraven The Hunter in Sony’s Marvel Universe too.
That leaves Taron Egerton, who many fans have been campaigning for. The 32-year-old, who is around 1,75 tall, is currently a fan-favourite for the X-Men role alongside Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe (who recently shot down rumours that he is being considered for Wolverine in the MCU).