For all you streaming fanatics out there, it's time to catch up on Black Bird on Apple TV+ if you haven't. Just in time for awards season, Taron Egerton plays a convicted felon behind bars looking for a way out. His chance at freedom comes in the form of a killer by the name of Larry Hall, played by Paul Walter Hauser. It's based on a true story and provides further proof that Egerton is arguably destined to play a fan-favorite Marvel anti-hero like Wolverine.

As we await the release of Firebug, Egerton's second project with Apple TV+, we took a look at some big-screen projects that also showcase his acting range that would be required for a complex MCU role like Logan. After all, fans have spoken out in the past about how Egerton would fit Wolverine well. Some of the films on our list below are obvious choices as to why he's the right man for the job, while other films below made the list because they simply exhibit Egerton's ability to play heartfelt, heroic characters — in addition to the grittiness required for Wolverine, of course. Take a look!

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

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Kingsman: The Secret Service is the film that launched the franchise, telling the story of Eggsy (Egerton) and his recruitment into the spy organization, The Kingsman. Meanwhile, a global threat from Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), a wealthy megalomaniac wanting to deal with climate change by wiping out most humanity, begins to loom large, and Eggsy must work with the Kingsman to stop the threat and save the world as an international super spy. Egerton shows off his leading-man chops as an action hero in this first Kingsman film, helping to pave the way for a potential appearance as Wolverine down the line. The future of the Kingsman franchise may be uncertain, but it'd certainly be a hoot to see Eggsy grace the big screen once again.

"My dream for it would be that I would kind of hang up my suit for 10, 15 years and then come back and pass the mantle on," Egerton once told Empire about returning to the role for future installments. "I think that would be fun. We'd have to take a step away from it for a while before we did that. For me that would be the perfect way to wrap up what has been a huge, huge part of my life, and something I will always be incredibly grateful to Matthew for, and will always be in his debt for. So you never know, watch this space. Either way, Kingsman's going to survive, with or without me."

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Legend (2015)

Cross Creek Pictures

Tom Hardy took on double duty in Legend when he portrayed London gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, notorious organized crime leaders who (along with their gang, the Firm) became involved in murder, arson, assaults, robbery, and protection rackets in the 1960s. Hardy is reliably superb, but so is Egerton here. He appears in a supporting turn as a psychopath named Edward "Mad Teddy" Smith. Egerton's gritty scenes with Hardy prove he can handle the dark nature of Marvel's anti-hero that is Wolverine.

Robin Hood (2018)

Summit Entertainment

Over the years, there have been many adaptations of the infamous character of Robin Hood. In the 2018 action-adventure Robin Hood, Egerton took on the adaptation as Robin of Loxley. His character is drafted by the corrupt sheriff (Ben Mendelsohn) to become a crusader so that he can claim his land. After four years, Robin returns home to find all he had is gone. With the help of John (Jamie Foxx), the two mount a revolt against the corrupt English crown. The film received mixed reviews and may not have performed well at the box office, but Egerton commands the screen well is the titular hero. Clearly, he can handle taking on such an iconic name like Robin Hood — so why not Wolverine next?

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Eddie the Eagle (2016)


If nothing else, sharing the screen with Wolverine himself (Hugh Jackman) in Eddie the Eagle could certainly help Egerton's chances of stepping into Jackman's acclaimed role at a later date. This 2016 film was inspired by true events, as it follows a tenacious British underdog ski jumper at the 1988 Winter Games. With the help of his coach (Jackman), Eddie charms the hearts of sports fans around the world with his historic showing at the Calgary Olympics. Just as Eddie displays heroic traits and wins our hearts, so too does Wolverine in the comics and films — despite his dark, grim nature. After co-starring with the original Wolverine and commanding the screen yet again as a likable protagonist, it's safe to say Eddie the Eagle helped prep Egerton for a potential Wolverine film installment down the line.

Rocketman (2019)

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"I felt that I was really lucky with Rocketman and it really, I think, made people more aware of me and it just felt a bit more grown up, I think, as a role than the things I'd done before, as happy as I was to have those opportunities," Egerton once told Collider about his performance. "When this came along, I just felt it was undeniable. It was such a compelling read, it was so sophisticated. It had a rare blend of being something that I felt both had incredible artistic merit and sophistication to it, but could conceivably have commercial broad appeal as well. I think when something comes along and it has both of those things, that's really thrilling because you think, 'Wow, I could have an incredible creative experience here and also find a really wide audience,' and that's the sweet spot."

In taking on the role of Sir Elton John, Egerton rose to instant stardom — even more so than before the acclaimed musical's release. Now that Egerton is a household name thanks to Rocketman, his potential as Wolverine would surely bring commercial success in addition to critical. Sure, Rocketman isn't a gritty superhero flick by any means, but the film shows Elton John hit some pretty steep lows along the way — lows that Marvel's Logan character can certainly relate to. Egerton is now a Golden Globe winner thanks to Rocketman. We'd say, next stop is the MCU.