Taron Egerton Responds To X-Men: Apocalypse Rumour

Taron Egerton Cyclops

After rumours that Taron Egerton is up for a role in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ it looks as though there may be some truth to it…

It’s no secret that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will take Marvel’s mutant franchise back to a time before the original ‘X-Men’ movie. After all, ‘Days of Future Past’ managed to combine the old with the new, and it seems we’ll continue on with the likes of Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy in the upcoming ‘Apocalypse’.

But who will be cast as a young Cyclops? Taron Egerton discusses rumours that he may be up for the role…

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During a Q&A event in San Francisco, the 25-year-old Welsh actor discussed rumours that he’s up for the role of Cyclops in the upcoming ‘X-Men’ sequel.

“I really can’t comment on the Cyclops thing,” he said. “I’m not really sure what’s going on there or where that [rumor] came from, but my friend Nicholas Hoult plays Beast and he says that’s very fun. Of course, everyone would like to play a superhero, but this is by no means me saying I would like to go play Cyclops. So, I don’t know.”

Of course, this is far from a confirmation that he’s been in for a talk… in fact, it sounds quite the opposite. But I can’t help thinking that his initial refusal to comment is more a matter of deflection.

Could this mean that he’s been in for the role?

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At the moment, we’ll have to wait and see… but given his opinion of Hoult’s role in the movies, it sounds as though it’s something Egerton would be open to pursuing. Whether or not he’s actually been in for a chat is another matter entirely.

Of course, I can’t help thinking that he present a solid choice when it comes to recasting the role. He certainly has a passing similarity to the more Hollywood-esque James Marsden. But with the visor down, I’m sure he’d really look the part.

But will he cinch the role? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.

Do you think Taron Egerton would make a good Cyclops? Are you looking forward to ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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