Yes, you read that right.
Recently, Hugh Jackman sat down with The Huffington Post at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and talked about a time where he had actually succeeded in convincing Marvel to let him cameo in Sam Raimi‘s first Spider-Man movie. He recalls how it eventually fell apart due to a costume mix-up:
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.
Since Spider-Man came out in 2002 (two years after the first X-Men movie), I’m assuming that superhero movies would’ve been a hell of a lot different had Jackman and company succeeded. Maybe, we would’ve seen a big crossover event already?
Moving on, Jackman further discussed how things are different now and how much tougher it would be—especially where money is concerned—to make that happen between the different studios:
“Someone reminded me that the amount of money Fox paid compared to the amount of money Disney paid is very different. So how you split that pie up?”
Well, I couldn’t tell you, Hugh.
However, I do hope that one day, all the studios work some kind of deal out to make something like this happen. With the superhero movie genre not slowing down any time soon, I seriously think Fox, Disney/Marvel, Sony, and even Universal would be unwise (but mostly stupid as f*ck) if they didn’t consider the idea.
The potential zillions (yes, I just said zillions) that such an event would rake in would be astronomical at best.
Make this happen, you guys.
Your fans are watching.
In closing, I want to hear from you guys? How different would superhero movies be now if that Wolverine cameo had succeeded? Let me know in the comments below!
Source: Screen Crush, The Huffington Post
Images From: Comicvine.com