Hugh Jackman and Sam Raimi nearly pulled off what could only be described as a photonuclear bomb.
In an interview with The Huffington Post during his appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival for his role in the film Prisoners, Hugh Jackman revealed that despite film studio iron curtains, the crew of Sam Raimi’s Spiderman had approved of and almost succeeded in getting Wolverine in the film. So what stopped one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe from making his scheduled cameo? A missing suit.
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, you know, I actually asked some high level people about it. Because the optimist in me goes, “Why not? Why can’t we do it? You know, a split cast or whatever?” And someone reminded that the amount of money Fox paid compared to the amount of money Disney paid is very different [laughs]. So how you split that pie up? God knows. But in the comic books, what’s great about it is they’re just mashing together all the time — and it’s awesome. And people are like, “Yeah, well, let’s get this one with that!” And, you know, I still think, one day, there may be an ability to do it.
Hugh, not one to be deterred, went up the ladder as he told HP: “So, you know, I actually asked some high level people about it. Because the optimist in me goes, “Why not? Why can’t we do it? You know, a split cast or whatever?” And someone reminded that the amount of money Fox paid compared to the amount of money Disney paid is very different [laughs].”
While we’re excited about the doors that could open for some pretty amazing team ups and avoid situations like the recent Quicksilver tug-a-war between the studios doing Avengers: Age of Ultron and X-Men Days of Future Past, we are also reminded that movies, especially comic movies today are big bucks. And until they can decide on how to play nicely, we doubt we’ll see any crossovers anytime soon.