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Hugh Jackman wants Wolverine to fight alongside Spidey and the Avengers on the big screen
It appears that Hugh Jackman just wants what every Marvel fan wants -- to see Wolverine and the X-Men fight alongside Spider-Man and the Avengers on the big screen.
When asked by Collider if we'll ever see such a Marvel mash-up on the big screen, Jackman responded with, "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.”
Of course, such a team-up would take an unprecedented amount of good will and cooperation between three separate studios, as Spidey currently belongs to Sony, Wolverine lives at 20th Century Fox and the Avengers crew (including Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor) hang their hats at Marvel Studios.
Jackman is unfazed by the prospect of inter-studio wrangling, however. "I don't see the impediment," he exclaimed. "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."
For now, fans will have to make do with Wolverine going it alone in this summer's "The Wolverine," which opens July 26.