Hugh Jackman owns the on screen role of Wolverine. Next week, he dons the sideburns again, and with a “Snikt!,” The Wolverine takes on the Yakuza and the Silver Samurai.
In a recent interview, he told Collider he’d love to see all the movies in the Marvel universe start crossing over:
When speaking with Jackman, Steve asked him what it would take to get all of these characters together onscreen, and the actor noted that he’s been asking the same exact question:
“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.”
Being the fan boy that I am, I’d just prefer Marvel took back the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spider-man and rebooted them in movies more faithful to the comics, but that’s about as likely as Jackman’s wish coming true.
But, if Marvel hadn’t sold the rights to all its characters and could make crossover movies as frequently as they make crossover comics, there are a few people I’d love to see Wolverine battle on an IMAX screen.