Now that we have Spider-Man joining the Avengers lineup all we need now is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to round things out and then I think we’re set.
Screen Crush broke the news that Spider-Man is joining Marvel to Hugh Jackman during their interview with the actor. As per usual Jackman praises the work being done to make this happen and we already know where he stands on the matter. Hugh has been quite vocal about Spider-Man and Wolverine getting to play in the Avengers sandbox, and already we’re halfway there.
There’s so many forces at play there, man, beyond what anyone would want. The thing I’ve always loved about the comic-book world is how the fun thing was how a writer of a comic book could just pull all these characters together and what became a Friday-night discussion of “it would be cool to see Iron Man fight Wolverine” and bang, Monday morning they’re working on it, you know. But that’s an idealized world.
Here’s what Jackman had to say about Wolverine and Spider-Man joining the Avengers back in 2013 to Collider. You can tell he’s a passionate guy and loves the idea wanting it to happen badly. The ball is currently in 20th Century Fox’s court but their bad-blood with Marvel Studios could be a major issue. We might need to wait until there’s another regime change at Fox before they become more open to the idea, one thing is for certain Jackman is game.
Depending on the success of Spider-Man in 2017, Fox could change their tune and we might finally see the major benefits of a crossover with Marvel Studios.
We know for a fact X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who still has a great relationship with Marvel’s Kevin Feige wants this to happen just as much as Jackman.
Kevin and Lauren worked together on the first X-Men films and had developed a strong working relationship. Perhaps, that could become a guiding factor in the future. In the meantime, Fox is ramping-up their production output of X-Men films hoping to capture some of the Marvel Studios success.
Jackman may or may not have a large role to play in Bryan Singer’s X-Men Apocalypse which is coming out next year but he’s indeed attached for James Mangold’s Wolverine 3 coming March 3rd, 2017.
SOURCE: SCREEN CRUSH