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.
Wolverine vs. The Hulk
Wolverine made his first appearance in “The Incredible Hulk #181.”
He looked a little different then:
Since his first appearance, Wolverine and the Hulk have squared off over and over again.
And yeah, I know they faced off in “Hulk vs.” but that was animation.
I want to see this:
I’d also like to see…
Wolverine Vs. Spider-man
One of my favorite comics from when I was a kid was Spider-man vs. Wolverine, starting with the cover:
Fighting in a graveyard? What’s that about?
There’s a great scene in this comic where these two heroes finally face off. Spider-man is on the bottom when he realizes there’s only one way to win this.
He has to kill Wolverine.
Wolverine’s response is unforgettable:
You can see Peter Parker’s eyes widening as he realizes Wolverine is the best at what he does.
This could be a great movie. Not necessarily this story, but another that pits these two against each other. You’d pull an eye muscle just trying to keep up with the fight scenes.
It would be almost as cool as watching…
Wolverine vs. Deadpool
Wolverine has fought Deadpool before. A couple of times.
The first time, he didn’t waste any time with him. He just cut his head off.
He got better.
In fact, in a future battle, Deadpool beats Wolverine, mainly because Wolvie’s healing factor wasn’t 100 percent.
You take the Merc with a Mouth and put him up against Wolverine and that’s a movie any fanboy would camp out to see.
Kind of like…
Wolverine vs. Captain America
These two are both heroes, but they go together about as well as oil and water.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
While Captain America is a Super-Soldier, Wolverine is a genetic fighting machine.
The comic battles between these two have been epic:
Imagine a movie where the Canadian government and the American government are both after the same thing, and they send their best after it.
It’s a start, but imagine where it could go.
That’s a movie I’d want to watch.
Wolverine vs. The Marvel Universe
Yeah, Wolverine vs. just about everyone.
Enemy or ally, Wolverine takes on all comers! Chaos washes over the streets of New York when the Amazing Spider-Man becomes patient zero in a global epidemic that turns its victims into predatory cannibals! One by one, the heroes of the Marvel Universe succumb to this incurable genetic mutation, and the brightest minds in the world – Reed Richards, Henry McCoy, T’Challa and Hank Pym – can’t stop the epidemic. Humanity’s last hope, Wolverine, races to find the key to the cure before the world is overcome with super-powered beings that crave human flesh.
That movie would rule.
Who would you pit him against?
I’ve named four big ones, but I know there’s more.
Who would you like to see Logan take on?
Tell me in the comments. Let’s talk about who would win and why.