Hugh Jackman Wants to See Wolverine, Avengers and Spider-Man Team Up

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If you’ve ever wondered by Wolverine can fight alongside Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man in Marvel’s comics but he can’t do the same thing on the big screen, you’re not alone, bub. Hugh Jackman has found himself wondering the same thing.

Asked by Collider at a recent press event for The Wolverine what it would take to see these superheroes team up in a movie, the star replied, “I literally asked the same question the other day to Tom from Marvel who works with all the other studios, he works with Sony and Fox, that’s his job to liaise. I said, ‘Man, can this happen?’ and he goes ‘Look, it’s not gonna be easy because you’re working with different studios and they’re their properties.’ But I believe — maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they’ve got The Avengers, they’ve got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together.”

“It’s not gonna be easy” is undoubtedly an understatement, considering it would involve the cooperation and coordination of three studios, who would have to agree on everything from financing and distribution to the director and script.

When that was brought up to Jackman, he merely smiled and said, “I don’t see the impediment!  I’m like, OK you’ve got three studios, just split it three ways in terms of the cost, and happy days it’s all coming together! I would love to … I’m in for it, I’m totally up for it because I think that would be really exciting for fans across the board.”

While it’s nice to see Jackman excited about the possibility of a team-up movie, the odds of it happening are slim to none, and even that assessment is being optimistic. Still, its best chance of happening may be to put Jackman on the other side of the negotiating table from the studios’ executives.

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  • Michael Mah’moud

    Hmmm. I kind of would like to see it as well. But I like to see X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-man and the Avengers in the same movie but I not because of all the legality and money it’s not going to happen anytime soon. But again would be nice to see.

  • Chuck777

    Prolly a pipe dream but boy would it be cool to see RDJ and Hugh Jackman team up for a film.

  • Lewis4510

    I would like to win the lottery too but I’m not going to hold my breath.

  • Lewis4510

    But the Spiderman thing might be doable.

  • osarumen erhunmwunsee

    agreed. spiderman and wolverine team up with a good storyline

  • Guy

    “Hugh Jackman Wants to See Wolverine, Avengers and Spider-Man Team Up” Um…so does everybody else.

  • Scott Royle

    can anyone say secret wars?

  • Michael Mah’moud

    I know. Only in fanfiction and imagination. But based on rumors there might be a Spider-man and Avengers Avengers and Spider-man might be possible but again it’s just a rumor.

  • CannotTakeIt

    Civil War please.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    my guess is Disney is going to remember how Who Framed Rodger Rabbit worked out profit wise

  • Chris P. Bacon

    In the climactic final battle of The Avengers, I thought Spider-Man belonged there. The Fantastic Four, too. They’re all in New York City.

    Daredevil could team up with Spider-Man on film. The Hulk could fight The Thing.

    But the X-Men work best in their own universe because of the themes of humanity vs. mutants, civil rights, and equality. How is Buck the Schmuck supposed to know that Iceman is a mutant and that he should fear him, but that the Human Torch is just a human who had an accident?

  • meh

    Go f. yourself Mr. Jackman. Enough of this stupid character

  • William_Spike

    bub you need some serious psychiatry

  • Steve

    After seeing The Avengers, I thought how awesome it would have been if Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man and High Jackman’s Wolverine were there interacting with the rest of the Avengers (RDJ’s Iron Man, basically).

    How’s this for an alternative: that’s a lot of characters and the story would have to be big, so why not make it a trilogy, with each studio producing one part. Have one story that runs through all three movies, starting with, say, a Spider-Man movie produced by Sony, that continues into a Wolverine movie produced by FOX, and concludes in an Avengers movie from Disney/Marvel. You would still have the interaction between the characters that everyone wants to see, so Spider-Man, Wolverine, and maybe a couple of Avengers would appear in all three movies, with perhaps additional X-Men and Avengers characters appearing in their respective movies. So the studios would still need to license the characters out to each other, but over three movies with a single story, it would hopefully be huge for all of them and there’d be a lot more profit.

    One caveat I’d say for that is to let Marvel pick the behind the scenes talent, as they’ve had much more success with that (i.e., get Joss Whedon to write all three and direct the big Avengers conclusion).

  • West

    The same could be said about the Marvel comics universe but they make it happen.

    Personally, I think the best motivator would be when their existing properties are on the decline and/or DC gets their crap together and pose a potential threat.

  • Dave B

    Very cool to see how passionate Hugh Jackman is about the concept and the fact that “it would be really exciting for the fans.”

  • John Lee

    ” the odds of it happening are slim to none, and even that assessment is being optimistic.”

    Sorry guys, but there is WAY too much money to be made by putting Spidey and Wolverine in an Avengers movie, and I think everyone at the top knows it. I predict that Avengers 3 will have Jackman and Garfield on the team.

  • tomdaylight

    They probably make more money making separate Avengers and Wolverine movies. All this would do is take one or the other out of a schedule cycle.

  • dj pizzo

    Do Avengers vs. X-Men Part One at Disney, then X-Men vs. Avengers Part Two at Fox. Problem Solved.

  • Dezz

    Guess I’m one of the few people who understand’s Marvel/Disney’s position in this.
    They want their characters back and rightfully so! They’re getting chump change from the FOX/Marvel deal so why would they help a semi-struggling FOX studio with keeping what could or should be theirs if it continues its downward spiral? Marvel needs to be smart and continue doing what’s best for them. They’re seeing the Billion dollar box offices w/o Sony or FOX’s help. So selfish ungrateful fans need to wise up. If Marvel plays ball with FOX now then there’s nothing to look forward to if they did eventually get their properties back. So let Jackman wish all he wants…