‘Wolverine’, a Marvel Comics character, has been a huge part of the superhero comic realm and popular culture for decades. For 20 years, Hugh Jackman played the role of Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox version of the X-Men franchise until he retired from the role in 2017. There was then a question of who will play Wolverine in MCU, alias Logan, after Hugh Jackman’s departure. There has been news regarding casting the new Wolverine actor. The MCU has reportedly been in talks with Taron Egerton as Wolverine. However, an official casting is yet to be announced.

Many, having seen Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, have their opinions on Egerton playing the same role. Thus, Real Research launched a survey seeking public opinion on Taron Egerton possibly replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the MCU. Check the survey finding below to see what the public has to say.


  • 56.73% have watched and are fans of several X-Men films
  • 51.44% prefer X-Men (2000) as the best X-Men movie
  • 72.91% were aware of Taron Egerton replacing Hugh Jackman as the new Wolverine actor

The Majority Are Fans of the X-Men Films

The survey starts by asking if respondents have watched any of the X-Men films. A majority of 56.73% have watched and are fans of several X-Men films. A further 23.23% said they have watched only a few, whereas, 9.49% have not but plan to watch them. However, 10.55% are not interested in watching any X-Men films.

Fig 1: Respondents on being fans of the X-Men films

Hugh Jackman has played Logan in 6 X-Men movies and 3 solo films since 2000. The survey then asked which of the movies respondents feel are the best. The majority (51.44%) prefer X-Men (2000), whereas 8.21% like X2: X-Men United (2003) as the best. Whereas, 7.94% liked X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and 5.86% preferred X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) as the best. Furthermore, only 5.59% favored Logan (2017).

Over 46% of Fans Feel Sad About Wolverine’s Retirement

The survey then asks respondents how they feel about Hugh Jackman’s retirement after Logan in 2017. In response, 46.93% felt sad, 12.64% were happy and 10.08% were angry about it.

Fig 2: Respondents on Wolverine’s retirement

Accordingly, Taron Egerton revealed he is in talks with Marvel Studio for taking the role of the new Wolverine actor. The survey asks respondents if they are aware of this. Mostly, 72.91% of respondents were aware of this news, whereas 27.09% had no idea about it.

Taron, the new Wolverine actor, has done diverse roles and is known for his singing, voiceovers, action, and drama films. The survey asks respondents which of his movies they have seen. All 52.36% have seen Kingsman: The Secret Service where he plays the role of Eggsy. 13.14% have seen Rocketman where he plays Elton John. Whereas 9.06% have seen none of his movies.

More Than 65% of Fans Still Want to See Hugh Jackman Returning as Wolverine

Following that, the survey asks if respondents would like to see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine. A whopping 65.93% said yes, whereas 22.28% seem neutral about it and only 11.8% said no.

Respondents on Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine
Fig 3: Respondents on Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine

Accordingly, the survey enquires about respondents’ feelings toward Taron Egerton playing the new Wolverine actor in the MCU. Interestingly, up to 51.99% are happy enough about it. Contrastingly, 14.05% still feel MCU should look for better actors to play Wolverine. Lastly, 12.93% think that no one can replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

To conclude, the survey asked ‘out of all the actors rumored to play Wolverine, who are you most excited for?’ 44.48% of respondents chose Daniel Radcliffe, and 16.58% picked Karl Urban for the role of Wolverine. Moreover, 14.49% still want Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, whereas 9.36% anticipated Taron Egerton to play the role. Furthermore, 7.1% of respondents chose Keanu Reeves as one of the best actors to play Wolverine.


Survey TitleSurvey: Public Opinion on Taron Egerton Possibly Replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the MCU
DurationJuly 12 – July 19, 2022
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.