Hugh Jackman Has Spoken to Marvel About a Mega Superhero Crossover Movie
Hugh Jackman is currently doing the press rounds for his upcoming superhero film ‘The Wolverine’, so naturally he’s going to be bombarded with questions about the character’s future and crossover potential. Thankfully, Jackman is apparently game for anything – especially a scenario where Wolverine meets up with ‘The Avengers’ and/or Spider-Man. And he’s got a pretty good idea on how to make it happen.
Speaking with Collider, Jackman expressed a fanboy-ish interest in seeing the ultimate superhero team-up: Wolverine fighting alongside The Avengers and Spider-Man is every geek’s dream, and the Australian actor is no different. Of course, rights issues tend to get in the way of such things; Wolverine and the X-Men are owned by 20th Century Fox, while ‘Spider-Man’ belongs to Sony and ‘The Avengers’ to Disney.
But everyone involved would benefit from getting this gang together, and Jackman knows it. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
Mate, I ask the same question. 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.
Safe to say that we couldn’t agree more with Hugh on the matter; there would be a lot of knots to untie and legalities to work out, but naturally every studio involved would benefit from such a project. Hugh sees the pragmatic solution to the problem:
I don’t see the impediment! I’m like, okay 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.
You assume this theoretical movie would make $1 billion easily, so…what’s the hold up?!