Hugh Jackman positive about Marvel crossover

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 March 2015
Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is feeling positive about the possibility of a crossover between Wolverine and the Avengers after Sony and Marvel signed a deal to see Spider-Man become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Hugh Jackman thinks there could be a crossover between Wolverine and the Avengers.

The star - who has played the X-Men character since 2000 - believes there is a chance that he could star as the superhero in an upcoming Marvel film after Sony and the comic book publishers signed a deal which saw Spider-Man become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When asked about a possible collaboration, he said: "I would love it. That's the best thing about comic books; you can just pitch these characters into each other.

"I'm surprised by what's happened with Spider-Man joining. You're in a very complex world where big, big sums of money are being spent for different franchises and so getting them together is difficult."

The 46-year-old actor admitted that if he had been asked two years ago, he would have found the prospect nearly impossible but has since changed his mind.

He added: "Two years ago I'd have said you'd be a real optimist to think it'd ever happen but weirdly now I just think it maybe could.

"I think there is the possibility that it will happen."

Meanwhile, Hugh has admitted he'd love to have Iron Man appear in a Wolverine sequel, but only if the part was still being played by Robert Downey Jr.

He told Yahoo! Movies: "I can't think of (Robert) as anyone else. They are inseparable... I would love to do that."


  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant
  • UK release: 1 March 2017

Grey-haired, boozy and ailing, Logan (Jackman) is caring for the now elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) when he encounters a young mutant girl, Laura (Keen). A glorious swansong for Wolverine; the world-weary tone, low-key setting and ballsy climax really impress. First class.

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