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Hugh Jackman explains how Wolverine almost appeared in Sam Raimi's Spider-man

Sep. 10, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Hugh Jackman is the eternal optimist who has been lobbying for the studios to get their shit in order and crossover Wolverine, X-Men, Spider-Man, and Fantastic Four with the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is home to THE AVENGERS. While everyone knows the red tape is a financial nightmare to make that happen, fans will always dream about it. But, little did we know, but before SPIDER-MAN exploded the superhero genre, a crossover almost happened.

While speaking with The Huffington Post about his latest movie, PRISONERS, Jackman shared a story of how he tried to make an appearance in Raimi's SPIDER-MAN, but something prevented it from coming to fruition:

In the first SPIDER-MAN -- Kevin Feige reminded me of this -- we really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through the shot or something. The problem was, we couldn't find the suit. The suit was stuck in some thing. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn't get it together.

So, there you have it. Someone misplacing Wolverine's costume screwed a chance to open the door for Marvel crossovers between studios. Well, not really, since the scene would probably never have made it in the final cut, but it would have at least made for an interesting special feature!

With the amount of money Disney makes off of the Marvel films, I don't think they would scoff at the potential for a studio cross-over, but it would need to make fiscal sense for all involved. With the amount of additional licensing for everything from toys to books to Happy Meal toys and advertising, it seems insurmountable. Hopefully they find a way, but don't hold your breath. If they can't find a costume to make it happen for a split-second cameo, I doubt they can pull off the big project.

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4:28PM on 09/12/2013

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1:41PM on 09/11/2013
why do you think the scene wouldn't have made it to the final cut?
why do you think the scene wouldn't have made it to the final cut?
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1:15PM on 09/11/2013
Isn't Wolverine, X-Men, and Spiderman all a part of Sony Studios? So it really wouldn't of been a crossover between studios anyway. I wish Sony and Disney could arrange something so we could at least have Spiderman and Wolverine in the Avengers.
Isn't Wolverine, X-Men, and Spiderman all a part of Sony Studios? So it really wouldn't of been a crossover between studios anyway. I wish Sony and Disney could arrange something so we could at least have Spiderman and Wolverine in the Avengers.
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5:46PM on 09/11/2013
Wolverine + X-Men are under 20th Century Fox, Spider-man is Sony; difficulties ensue.
Wolverine + X-Men are under 20th Century Fox, Spider-man is Sony; difficulties ensue.
8:57AM on 09/11/2013
Wolverine almost appeared in the 'X-Men' films, too. Almost. Didn't quite spot him.
Wolverine almost appeared in the 'X-Men' films, too. Almost. Didn't quite spot him.
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9:54PM on 09/10/2013
"Peter Parker for the Daily Bugle, can I have a photo?"

"Go fuck yourself."
"Peter Parker for the Daily Bugle, can I have a photo?"

"Go fuck yourself."
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9:51PM on 09/10/2013

Spiderman

Didn't Spiderman make a cameo in the Xmen movie?

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Didn't Spiderman make a cameo in the Xmen movie?

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10:42PM on 09/10/2013
I don't even have to watch it...and now i don't have to comment with a link cuz u did exactly wut i was thinking.....and funny it wasn't mentioned in the article. Because the Spiderman in Xmen movie probably came from the same place or the same running gag
I don't even have to watch it...and now i don't have to comment with a link cuz u did exactly wut i was thinking.....and funny it wasn't mentioned in the article. Because the Spiderman in Xmen movie probably came from the same place or the same running gag
6:49AM on 09/11/2013
Thank you! I've never seen that and that really made my day :)
Thank you! I've never seen that and that really made my day :)
1:10PM on 09/11/2013
I was thinking that exactly. It was one of the outtakes from the dvd. Funny still.
I was thinking that exactly. It was one of the outtakes from the dvd. Funny still.
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7:01PM on 09/10/2013
I find it funny that in an article about Raimi's spider-man, you choose an image from the 1 spider-man film that wasn't by Raimi. I love this site, but come on, put a little effort into this. To be honest, it's such a minor thing that it shouldn't bug me, yet it does.
I find it funny that in an article about Raimi's spider-man, you choose an image from the 1 spider-man film that wasn't by Raimi. I love this site, but come on, put a little effort into this. To be honest, it's such a minor thing that it shouldn't bug me, yet it does.
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5:54PM on 09/10/2013

I Call BS

it would have been just as much, if not more interesting, to have had Jackman as Logan in jeans and leather jacket in the scene in question. I bet he is exaggerating how seriously this was discussed and exaggerating the blame that the lack of the suit prevented in from occurring.
it would have been just as much, if not more interesting, to have had Jackman as Logan in jeans and leather jacket in the scene in question. I bet he is exaggerating how seriously this was discussed and exaggerating the blame that the lack of the suit prevented in from occurring.
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2:02AM on 09/11/2013
well to be fair, this was back in 2001/2002 before superhero movies were this big and before hugh jackman's wolverine (or even hugh jackman in general) was this famous. it may not have carried as much to see an out-of-suit logan back then.
well to be fair, this was back in 2001/2002 before superhero movies were this big and before hugh jackman's wolverine (or even hugh jackman in general) was this famous. it may not have carried as much to see an out-of-suit logan back then.
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5:53PM on 09/10/2013
Gimme a break !! It was just a black/dark blue suit. It was not like they were looking for the yellow, blue suit (+ the boots)
Gimme a break !! It was just a black/dark blue suit. It was not like they were looking for the yellow, blue suit (+ the boots)
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5:47PM on 09/10/2013
I stand by a statement I made earlier in the year that Jackman could make a cameo during the end action set piece of one of the "Avengers" movies, where he comes flying out a bar during the big fight at the end to scream and smack a bad guy in half...without the trademarked claws/sideburns, and we'd all still know EXACTLY what just happened.

I can't imagine Jackman's face is trademarked
I stand by a statement I made earlier in the year that Jackman could make a cameo during the end action set piece of one of the "Avengers" movies, where he comes flying out a bar during the big fight at the end to scream and smack a bad guy in half...without the trademarked claws/sideburns, and we'd all still know EXACTLY what just happened.

I can't imagine Jackman's face is trademarked
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5:43PM on 09/10/2013
Would have been awesome to see.

I would have loved to have seen Thomas Jane walk through a scene or be in the background so that they could have crossovered Spider Man and the Punisher.
Would have been awesome to see.

I would have loved to have seen Thomas Jane walk through a scene or be in the background so that they could have crossovered Spider Man and the Punisher.
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3:23AM on 09/11/2013
<- *Smash's head on table repeatedly*
<- *Smash's head on table repeatedly*
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5:33PM on 09/10/2013
I call BS on this story. If they wanted to do it they could have just got him some jeans and a leather jacket
I call BS on this story. If they wanted to do it they could have just got him some jeans and a leather jacket
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10:43PM on 09/10/2013
yep...i agree!
yep...i agree!
10:45PM on 09/10/2013
yep...i agree!....but it was b4 Xmen came out so maybe they thought no one would recognize Wolverine without some kind of wolverine outfit
yep...i agree!....but it was b4 Xmen came out so maybe they thought no one would recognize Wolverine without some kind of wolverine outfit
5:15PM on 09/10/2013

I think the bigger news here should be....

Wolverine almost wore an actual costume??
Wolverine almost wore an actual costume??
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5:19PM on 09/10/2013
Um, did you see the first 3 X Men movies where he had a costume?
Um, did you see the first 3 X Men movies where he had a costume?
5:31PM on 09/10/2013
Um, yeah [link] we did see the costume for like 15mins at the end of the film. The rest of the time he was in regular clothes. I call bullshit on this story he is just trying to get people talking about it so he can maybe do it in a later movie.
Um, yeah [link] we did see the costume for like 15mins at the end of the film. The rest of the time he was in regular clothes. I call bullshit on this story he is just trying to get people talking about it so he can maybe do it in a later movie.
6:35PM on 09/10/2013
Um ya I saw that thing they called a Wolverine costume.
Um ya I saw that thing they called a Wolverine costume.
3:25AM on 09/11/2013
[link] If by costume, you mean Gay Biker Leather,... then yeah, he had his costume on all right...
[link] If by costume, you mean Gay Biker Leather,... then yeah, he had his costume on all right...
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5:14PM on 09/10/2013

I don't buy it.

If Marvel had really wanted this to happen...it would've happened.
If Marvel had really wanted this to happen...it would've happened.
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5:52PM on 09/10/2013
except Marvel wasn't running the films at that time.
except Marvel wasn't running the films at that time.
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