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Hugh Jackman reveals Wolverine almost had a cameo in Spider-Man

September 10th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Ever since Marvel began to unify their Cinematic Universe, fans have wanted Marvel Studios to attempt a cross over with Sony’s Spider-Man and Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four films. Hugh Jackman himself has spoken out a number of times about wanting to appear on screen as Wolverine with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. The sheer logistics of the studios accomplishing such a feat are complicated to say the least, but it seems it almost happened once.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Jackman recounts how he almost had a cameo in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man:

“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.”

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Source: The Huffington Post

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