Hugh Jackman really loves playing Wolverine. He’s proved it by being the only actor to star in every single “X-Men” film from 2000’s “X-Men” up through 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” He’s the biggest vocal supporter of the movie franchise, which is why he has some clout when it comes to getting things done his way.
According to an interview he did with Collider, getting things done Jackman’s way might one day mean having an epic Marvel crossover movie. Because Sony owns “Spider-Man” rights and 20th Century Fox owns “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” rights, there hasn’t been any crosspollination between franchises thus far. Jackman doesn’t seem to think things will stay that way indefinitely, though.
When asked whether we’ll ever see the Avengers fighting alongside Wolverine and Spider-Man like in the Marvel comics, Jackman says, “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.'”
Jackman continues, “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.”
Does this mean we could potentially see Wolverine pop up in something like “The Avengers 2”? Jackman seems to like the idea.
“I don’t see the impediment!” he tells Collider with a smile. “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.”