Hugh Jackman says Wolverine almost appeared in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man

With Marvel’s roster of superheroes spread between 20th Century Fox (X-Men, The Fantastic Four), Sony (Spider-Man) and Marvel Studios (everybody else), it looks unlikely that we’ll ever get to see a truly definitive Marvel Universe on the big screen, regardless of how many times Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) express their interest in teaming up with The Avengers. However, according to Jackman, a crossover between Fox and Sony was on the cards back at the start of the superhero movie boom, with the star telling The Huffington Post that Logan almost popped up alongside Tobey Maguire’s wall-crawler back in 2002 with Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie:

“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. So, 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 compared to the amount of money Disney paid is very different [laughs]. 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.”

As Jackman says, the big sticking point seems to be the runaway success of Disney and Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe, but if there was movement once, then perhaps a Marvel Team-Up between Sony and 20th Century Fox isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.

Hugh Jackman is set to don the claws as Wolverine for a seventh time next may with Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, while Andrew Garfield’s web-slinger will swing back into cinemas in April with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 in 2018. Meanwhile Marvel Studios will further expand its Cinematic Universe with Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man between now and 2015 with three further mystery movies set for 2016 and 2017.

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  • Mrteapot

    Damn greedy corporations gone and f*** anything possibly crossover cool to ever take place.

    • kryptonite jedi

      they are fukkin greedy cocksuckers man. just let the characters appear in the others films and be happy for the free advertising of their character for wen the next film comes out. id love to see nick fury recruit wolverine to the avengers to do the teams “dirty work”

      • Mrteapot

        Right cause there greedy bastids they renamed the enemy in the avengers into a cheap robotic substitute for skrulls since fox owns them with fantastic four

        • muffstuffer

          say what? they used the chitari race in the avengers film, who have been part of the marvel universe for many a year before this film. they were also the badguys in the animated avengers films and ‘ultimate’ comics. the skrulls are a completey different race

  • mcduff

    we all know that different studios own different character rights, but (for example) could Warner Bros and Sony team up to make a Batman/Spiderman film WITHOUT the consent of DC and marvel comics? if yes then lets see if adamantium can cut through kryptonian flesh

    • Mrteapot

      If Batman can beat the indestructible wolverine can cut him like butter, plus he stands toe to toe with the hulk. The hulk would rip superman apart.

      Argument invalid

      • mcduff

        maybe u shud read DC vs MARVEL, i think superman beats the hulk. and hulk tore wolverine in half .and if superman didnt care about killing batman he wud beat him in a second. i dont know wat ‘argument’ ur refering to tho.

        • Mrteapot

          Yes I did and it’s sad it was over 20 years ago I could say supes won based on his popularity at the time. And if you read old man Logan he got eaten by hulk then ripped hulk in half

          Hulk would destroy supes, if Batman could do it no doubt wolverine would rip through him like a wet kryptonian bag

  • Romelle Bradford

    As much as I want to be upset over this, and believe me I do, I’m just glad to be alive to see the superhero flicks we have today. Lets just find the joy in that