We’re about a week away from the long awaited release of The Wolverine, the follow-up to 2009’s Wolverine: Origins and star Hugh Jackman is already laying out some big plans he has to make Wolverine a bigger part of what is happening with the Marvel and their plans to adapt their characters for the screen.
Already the studio has had massive success with The Avengers and now Jackman wants in on that action and has asked Marvel if they can find a way to put his character of Wolverine in one of the Marvel team-up films whether it be meeting Iron Man and The Avengers or with Peter Parker and Spiderman.
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.
Wolverine meeting up with Spiderman would fit with the present storyline they’re going with as this is the updated version of the hero which clearly follows aspects of the Ultimate Spiderman cannon.
Jackman has been one of the longest tenured superheros in the history of comic book films as he hasn’t given up the role of Wolverine since he first took it on back in 2000’s X-Men. He’s one of the cooler characters that Marvel has so giving him a bigger role in their plans would only make perfect sense.