Taron Egerton reveals real reason for pulling out of C*ck and his desire to play Wolverine

Taron Egerton reveals real reason for pulling out of C*ck and his desire to play Wolverine
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Earlier this year, British actor Taron Egerton pulled out of the West End revival of the play Cock after collapsing and citing ‘personal reasons’, he has now revealed what was really going on.


The play starred Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey as a gay man living happily with Egerton as his boyfriend, until he meets ‘the woman of his dreams’ and he begins to question his sexuality. After passing out, Egerton dropped out permanently, leaving understudy Joel Harper-Jackson to take over.


In an interview with the New York Times this week, Taron revealed that there was a it more to it, saying:  “Toward the end of last year, a close family member was diagnosed with cancer, and I dropped out of a film to come home and be with that person. I thought that, with the play, I was ready to go back to work, but I wasn’t. I had to leave, and it was sad, and absolutely one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make.”


In more Egerton news, he has also stated his desire to play Wolverine after it was announced that the X-Men will be part of the next phase of the MCU. He already knows the OG Wolverine Hugh Jackman after all…



In the same interview with the NYT, he said that he had had a meeting with Kevin Feige, the current keeper of the keys to the kingdom of the MCU, and that he would be stoked to take on the role. He said: “I’d be excited but I’d be apprehensive as well because Hugh [Jackman] is so associated with the role that I’d wonder if it’d be very difficult for someone else to do it.”


We think he would make a brilliant younger version of Logan, with Jackman saying that the movie of the same name would be his last foray as the regenerating adamantium-clawed mutant. Watch the trailer below for that flick which is definitely still worth a watch.




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