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

09.10.2013

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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