Hugh Jackman recently spoke to Huffington Post about THE WOLVERINE while doing promotional rounds for his upcoming movie “Prisoners”. The actor later revealed that he and longtime producer Kevin Feige originally planned to have Wolverine cameo in Sam Raimi’s first “Spider-Man” film, despite potential conflict between 30th Century Fox and Sony.
The smaller scale of The Wolverine compared to other superhero films:
“You know, what I love and am so proud of that movie is Jim [Mangold] did such a great job. Everyone says, “Oh, that bullet train scene is my favorite action scene.” But actually, my opponent is a guy with a knife who’s good at martial arts. He’s not a mutant in any way. And it’s still a great battle. There’s still comedy. There’s action — it looks amazing — but it’s sort of believable. Not that you’d ever find an actor doing that [laughs].”
Kevin Feige’s plan to have Wolverine cameo in 2002′s “Spider-Man film:
“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.”
Photo credit: Spider-Man’s Tangled Web