Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland revealed that he'd like to be a part of a Freaky Friday-esque Marvel Cinematic Universe short film, in which Spidey switches bodies with the mutant Wolverine. Holland afforded this idea upon being asked if there were any Marvel characters not yet introduced to the MCU that he'd like his Spider-Man to appear alongside.
"I would like to see Spider-Man and Wolverine," the actor said during an interview for Far From Home. "There's a really, really interesting story in the Ultimate Spider-Mans where Spider-Man and Wolverine swap bodies for a day. And, like, Peter Parker wakes up in Wolverine's body..."
tom talking about peter swap body with wolverine for a day pic.twitter.com/bFTxAfajhT— Tom Holland China (@TomHollandChina) June 20, 2019
"I would love to see Hugh Jackman try to be Peter Parker," Zendaya laughed.
"And then Wolverine wakes up in Peter Parker's body and he, like, goes to school," Holland continued. "And all of a sudden, Peter Parker's, like, being this really gross, rude man. And he, like, starts hitting on the school teacher and stuff. And then all of a sudden, Wolverine, who's this really scary guy, is like, 'Oh hey, guys! How're you doing?' and he's like '[imitates claw noises] what the hell?'"
"It'd be a cool short film," he said. "I that'd be a really, really cool, like, short film."
Of course, Holland is referencing the Spider-Man/Wolverine story "Jump the Shark" from 2004's Ultimate Spider-Man #67. The issue was written by Brian Michael Bendis, who excitedly reacted to Holland's interview on Twitter, saying, "Everyone else can see this too, right?"
"Jump the Shark" was previously adapted for the Disney XD animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. Peter Parker and James "Logan" Howlett swap bodies in the tenth episode of the show's first season, aptly titled "Freaky."
Marvel Studios was granted access to the X-Men characters following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox. However, Marvel has yet to announce how and when they will integrate the characters into the MCU. The details regarding the studios' next phase of films are expected to be announced following Far From Home's wide release.
Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.