Hugh Jackman Reveals Wolverine Was Nearly In The 2002 ‘Spider-Man’ Movie
Earlier this summer, The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman revealed just how great he thought it would be if the X-Men, Spider-Man and The Avengers could all team up for a nigh-impossible movie, but what he didn’t say was that he almost did appear as Wolverine alongside Spidey in the first Spider-Man film back in 2002.
The big roadblock that kept him from appearing wasn’t even a legal one or a studio tug-of-war. It was costuming.
Here’s what Jackman told The Huffington Post:
In the first Spider-Man — [Marvel Studios head] 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.
Feige’s official title on 2002’s Spider-Man was “executive in charge of production,” so it’s certainly believable that this whole thing could’ve happened.
Jackman continues to prove that he’s just a lovable fan at heart. He goes on to say how cool it is that characters in comics can just show up alongside other big-name heroes:
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.
No word whether Jackman might sneak a Wolverine cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it’d be surprising to see him when the film is released on May 2, 2014.