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Hugh Jackman Has A Terrible Idea To Put Wolverine, Spider-Man & The Avengers Together In The Same Movie

Hugh Jackman Has A Terrible Idea To Put Wolverine, Spider-Man & The Avengers Together In The Same Movie

With Marvel‘s “The Avengers” making a billion or so dollars, it seems every studio is now ramping up anything in their catalog that even smells like a team up movie. Hell, Marvel themselves is bringing the group action next summer with “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise just got expanded to four films and currently features about twenty new characters, Warner Bros. teases “Justice League” eternally, Fox is gearing up “Fantastic Four,” and we think the credit scroll for “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” might be longer than the actual movie…need we say more? But what if one movie could unite them all? Well, Hugh Jackman has an idea that will give a nation of super-nerds wet dreams tonight.

The Wolverine” actor recently chatted with the folks over at Collider and when asked if he could ever envisage the Marvel character (movie rights which belong to Fox) chugging brews with The Avengers (which Marvel is shepherding), Jackman geeked that he’s already been tossing out feelers to executive types to see what can be down about Logan and Tony Stark high-fiving. And Peter Parker too… Wait, what? Gee whiz….

“I literally asked the same question the other day to Tom from Marvel who works with all the other studios, he works with Sony and Fox, that’s his job to liaise. I said, ‘Man, can this happen?’ and he goes ‘Look, it’s not gonna be easy because you’re working with different studios and they’re their properties,’ ” he explained. ” But I believe—maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they’ve got ‘The Avengers,’ they’ve got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together.”

This is the kind of soundbite that will undoubtedly get nerds salivating, at least those who don’t pause a second and realize….what a terrible idea this is. We can’t image what kind of contrivance would have to be dreamed up to get even just the X-Men and The Avengers to hang out, not to mention cramming Spider-Man somewhere in there and god knows who else. And we can only imagine it would create a continuity vortex from which no one would escape. But mostly, it’s the sort of fan-service-y nonsense married to the standard studio idea of bigger-is-better that makes this far from an inspired idea, but instead a wholly unimaginative one. 

But whatever, people will want to talk about this, but the legal and financial logistics means it will probably never, ever, ever happen. But Jackman keeps on dreamin’ big. “I don’t see the impediment!  I’m like, okay you’ve got three studios, just split it three ways in terms of the cost, and happy days it’s all coming together! I would love to… I’m in for it, I’m totally up for it because I think that would be really exciting for fans across the board,” he said.

What do you think? Has Jackman truly lost it or is this ultimate comic idea that the studios need to get out of the way of and let happen? Let us know below.

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Wolverine and spider-man are avengers. And yes it would be a wet dream.


Wolverine and Spider-Man are part of the Avengers. How is it a terrible idea to get the whole team together?


The person who wrote this doesn’t know what they are talking about. Like someone already said Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Avengers and A LOT more heroes teamed up to try and take down Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet comics. Considering they are obviously setting Thanos up for the Infinity Gauntlet it makes plenty of sense. Learn your facts before you make dumb articles about how there would need to be some rediculous plot for all these heroes to unite.


this could potentially blow "avatar" and "titanic" box office earnings out of the water combined only an idiot money hungry dumbass wouldn't consider the notion


how insanely awesome would that movie be hell I'd pay to watch it twice if the 3 stuidos can agree to split the millions upon millions of dollars they'd make evenly just so they'd make more of them…. hellllllllo veiwer ratings and big wig profits!!!


Well maybe not the entire xmen cast but seeing Spider-Man and wolverine join the avengers like they were in the newer comics. But the idea of having tony stark retire and them finding their replacement would be interesting, and even in the wolverine origins Samuel l Jackson goes up to wolverine and tells him he's putting a team together and he says go F yourself. I don't see why wolverine wouldn't be a good addition.


If anything, he's the sane one for eventually mentioning the partnership. When you read The Avengers (let alone Spider-Man or X-men comics) comics you will happen to see that they all mention each other. Wolverine is an Avenger as well as an X-man. Spider-Man is an Avenger as well. So I could see this being the last installment of the Avenger 3 triology – bringing all of the Avengers (canon & noncanon) together to face their biggest enemy yet.

Though it would make more sense if they also brought in King Cobra…as he's the longest running threat. But only time can tell.


Well I really would love the idea of Marvel Alliance and the fact that Superheroes will split sides and fight an epic war with each other.
If there was a game now it can become a movie as well.

Richard Whereat

Yeah, what an idiot for thinking that a current Avenger should and could be in an Avengers movie. What was he thinking?

Jimmy Zappa

Balls to you, naysayer.

All you need is all the Avengers, Wolverine, and then Spiderman…that's it. You don't need all the XMEN, people just wanna see Wolverine anyway. Same with Spiderman. You can EASILY fit them into the universe and not have it detract in any way (use the ol' "Infinity Stone opened a parallel universe and threw Wolverine and Spiderman into the Avengers' universe" bit).

And if you wanna add all the XMEN in for good effect, focus on Wolverine for most of the movie and then have the rest of them come in at the end cause of the Infinity Stone plot device. Seriously, Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet is dangerous enough to wipe out half a universe worth of Marvel Heroes. Who's to say you can't add in Parallel Universes to the same effect? Especially for the intentions of making the biggest event movie known to humankind.

The only problem is money and rights issues between Sony, Fox, and Disney/Marvel. But of course, if they could cut a deal for Roger Rabbit…they can cut a deal for this.


maybe you should just cut people from the 2nd movie and make room for others.


Its awsome and it needs to be done. That movie will make those rich people even richer and im sure all of us would pay to go see that.


Both Spiderman and Wolverine become membres of the Avengers .
The secret to good comic book films Is not to stray from the source material.


I think if this ever happened it would be huge and would make a ton of money any comic book lover or even just people who like the movies would die to see something as big as this could be spidey and wolverine have always had a love-hate relationship that would be gold together and would only expand the Marvel universe even larger


It's been part of the comic books for years already! He had a team-up with Captain America and Nick Fury and has also been linked with The Hulk. This is not a new idea, people! It would just be bring more Marvel history to the big screen.


Needs to happen! Find a way to make it happen. The key avenger stories have, at the very least Spidey and Wolverine in them. Spidey and Wolverine in the comic world are avengers, so it makes sense. It's a must, it'd be difficult, but it'd be a travesty if they didn't do it.

Introduced the new avengers in…Avengers 3?


To do this successfully, would actually require a pairing down. That is, rather than The Avengers and Spider-Man and the X-men, it would literally have to be AN Avenger, JUST Wolverine and then Spider-Man, with cameos of other actors/characters here and there. Think of it like the Roger Rabbit movie:

In order for that movie to work, Disney and WB had a deal: For every Disney character, there will be 1 WB character, and the WB characters will get as much or more screen time as each Disney character. Each studio also got approval over any scene their characters were in, any line they spoke.

That's how you do this movie: 3 principals (Thor or Hulk, Spidey, Wolvie is my vote only b/c it's the combo w/the most possible friction), 3 or 6 supporting friend cameos, 1 new villain w/3 cameos from villains from each franchise. And divvying it up that way, makes the financials clear for everyone.

Somebody get Feige on the phone for me.


"… it's the sort of fan-service-y nonsense married to the standard studio idea of bigger-is-better that makes this far from an inspired idea, but instead a wholly unimaginative one."

Except that…this happens in the comics all the time? One of the most fun things about the Marvel Universe is that all the heroes exist in the same place. Plus Wolverine was always one of the most fun Avengers members. And I would pretty much kill someone for a Civil War movie, so…


It is a wonderful idea!!! If inspiration is needed just read the X-men and Avenger comics books. The concepts and work have already been explored. They play out wonderfully.


Playlist, go home, you are drunk…oh, wait, you meant this article seriously? Like….seriously?


Are you kidding me! Not only would it be a great idea,
Its happened so many times ( do i hear civil
war?) Granted wolverine isnt in civil but hey
how bout wolverine fighting spiderman which is a true
comic movie in its own! The possibilities would
be endless!! Throw hank pym in as well it would be a true
Marvel movie, instead of all these beat around the bush
Films that hardly give credit to the back bone of
Marvel comics.. sad to say this'll probably never happen
at least not any time in the next 4 or 5 yrs. But it wouldnt hurt
to take a stab at it.


um how would that be a (Terrible Idea) infinity gauntlet ??? New avengers?civil war ? Read before you spew!The films have its own universe all they would have to do is create a scenario where all 3 combined The Tesseract isn't just a plot device indie wire.Thanos on screen without silver surfer is stupid tbh.


Oh yeah, didn't you know, in The Avengers movie world there are also these mutants with incredible powers that have existed forever and have had this big civil rights thing going on this whole time. Yeah not contrived at all because: comics. And we all know comics aren't ridiculous. Fucking nerds.

Alan B

I can understand this being absurd on a practical level (never going to happen), but I have no idea why the team up of a God, a weapon's manufacturer, a green monster and a mercernary is SUPER PLAUSIBLE, but add a mutant and a genetically engineered hero and EVERYTHING FALLS APART. I think it's a bad creative idea and it isn't because of a plot contrivance … because we all know that the tesseract was the most important and successful aspect of 'The Avengers' and the reason why it was such a success. No, because the actual setting for the respective characters are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT and are incredibly important for their respective characterizations. Wolverine exists in a world where those that are different are hated: if you suddenly throw him into a world in which those same people are on playing cards, then suddenly a lot of his cynicism against the world doesn't make any sense.


Is this a serious article? Their worlds are already written and combined. It's not far fetched at all.


Spider-Man and Wolverine are Avengers… Soooo… Why would this be a terrible idea??


They are all on the Avengers, or were as of a few months ago. Way, way back in 2004 Brian Michael Bendis created the New Avengers out of the carcass of the Avengers. They were a way more street level team, but there most notable difference was Captain America was able to convince Spiderman and Wolverine to join the team. It was an awesome run that went for 7 or 8 years, featured multiple titles that spun-off and helped make events a mainstay in the universe.
This however possible in story terms, would be impossible financially it would be so big and bloated and would heavily rely on fans knowledge of the characters as there would be no time for introductions. Every actor would need their screen time and the movie would end up running for days on end. The only way I think it could work is if they just adapted a specific event like Civil War or Secret Invasion.

Gabe Toro

Never listen to Hugh Jackman's creative suggestions.


Global Sharknado threat.

They'd all have to band together to fight the sharks.


There is a storyline where they are all together like that. It's called The Infinity Gauntlet. If they introduced Thanos as a villain, his whole purpose is leading to that, because that is his story. It's not a ridiculous idea because it's pretty much the only reason for The Avengers to exist.

Travis Hopson

Spider-Man, the X-men, and the Avengers are already combined in the comics anyway. It's actually more weird to not see them together on the big screen at this point. So no, I don't think it's all that weird nor would it require some amazing plot contrivance for these heroes to unite. All it would take is one planetary threat, someone like Galactus.

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