Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for the past 15 years, and on more than one occasion has on more than one occasion expressed his desire to mix it up with the wider superhero world. Specifically, he’s talked the prospect of Wolverine interacting with Marvel characters like Iron Man and the Avengers — who are under the control of Marvel Studios, as opposed to the 20th Century Fox-licensed X-Men.
While promoting his upcoming film “Chappie,” out March 6, Jackman was informed during a video interview with Screen Crush of the partnership between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, allowing the two studios to share live-action control of Spider-Man. Jackman appeared legitimately excited to hear of the deal.
“That’s really exciting news,” Jackman told Screen Crush. “I always loved the very basic idea of the comic book world, where on a Friday night, you can have a couple of beers with a mate, and you go, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to see Wolverine face off against Iron Man,’ and bang, Monday morning, somebody’s drawing it.”
Jackman acknowledged that the chance of a similar deal happening between Fox and Marvel during his tenure as Wolverine is likely low, though he doesn’t give up hope completely. “I think it’s great,” Jackman continued. “I’m sure by the time all of that is resolved, it’ll be past my use-by date. But you never know.”
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