Until Marvel Studios wised up and started putting their super heroes together in movies, even small cameos and Easter eggs, fans were left with single hero movies that just didn’t scratch that comic book itch we all felt in the back of our heads. Throw in the lawyers and rights issues between studios and you’ve got a mess on your hands.
So far, Hugh Jackman has been the only actor to portray the Wolverine on the big screen and he has often talked about wanting to do scenes with some of the other Marvel movie heroes like Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. In a recent interview with The Huffinton Post, Jackman revealed the Wolverine/(Sam Raimi) Spider-Man cameo that almost was.
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.
Now when Jackman is talking about “The Suit” he isn’t talking about his Wolverine costume, he’s talking about the studio executive who can make the decision and slap their stamp of approval on it. If the costume had been the only thing in the way Jackman would have just appeared in jeans and a t-shirt, chewing a lit cigar and grumbling something witty and crude at our favorite web-slinger.
It’s too bad, that would have really sparked even more interest in the movie. Now, the only thing keeping this from happening is still that “Suit” that can’t be found in time. It’s interesting when you look at the history of comics and see that sooner or later Marvel and DC always came together for some big comic book crossover, Superman versus Spider-Man, the Avengers versus the JLA. Perhaps we’ll get to see the studios come to the same conclusion, throw the heroes together, make a decent movie, and rake in the big bucks. It could happen in our lifetime.
What super hero cameo are you hoping to see the most? For me I think I’d like to see Iron Man and Wolverine mix it up, claws versus armor.
Via: Coming Soon