Almost every Marvel fan wants to see the studios sort out their differences and find a way to bring all the characters together. After all, how awesome would it be to have Daredevil and Hulk duel it out? Or Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men show up to save Spider-Man when he needs it most? Well, it turns out, the latter almost happened, though maybe not quite to that extent. Hugh Jackman revealed in a recent interview that he nearly showed up as Wolverine in Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man.
It was in an interview with The Huffington Post that Jackman revealed what nearly happened and the somewhat peculiar reason it didn’t.
Check out his full quote below:
“In the first “Spider-Man” — Kevin Feige reminded me of this — we really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through the shot or something. The problem was, we couldn’t find the suit. The suit was stuck in some thing. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn’t get it together.”
Okay, so maybe that isn’t quite the X-Men saving Spidey, but still, it would’ve been so great to see Wolverine in that world even for just a brief moment. It’s almost heartbreaking to hear that it was a simple costume problem that kept it from happening. I’m sure he could’ve found some fanboy somewhere in New York with a proper Wolvie costume.
Jackman has said multiple times that he would love to be able to team-up with the Avengers, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon. There’s too much money involved and too many complications that would arise with trying to mesh the various Marvel characters that are spread throughout studios. That being said, Jackman still thinks it’s a possibility.
Check out his quote on the matter below:
“You know, I actually asked some high level people about it. Because the optimist in me goes, ‘Why not? Why can’t we do it? You know, a split cast or whatever?’ And someone reminded that the amount of money Fox paid [for X-Men] compared to the amount of money Disney paid [for Marvel] is very different. So how you split that pie up? God knows. But in the comic books, what’s great about it is they’re just mashing together all the time — and it’s awesome. And people are like, ‘Yeah, well, let’s get this one with that!’ And, you know, I still think, one day, there may be an ability to do it.”
There’s also the fact that Vin Diesel recently teased his involvement in an unknown Marvel project that would be a “merging of brands,” but there’s no way to really know what he’s getting at. He said it’s huge, which combining the various characters would be, but he could simply mean that in some upcoming Marvel film Coke and Pepsi will be served in the same restaurant, or something like that.
What do you think of Jackman’s comments? Would you have liked to see a Wolverine cameo in Spider-Man? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.