Hugh Jackman Reveals His Enthusiasm For An AVENGERS And X-MEN Movie Crossover
While we know it's unlikely to ever happen, Hugh Jackman has now expressed interest in bringing Marvel Studios and Fox together for a big screen crossover involving the X-Men and The Avengers. "I would love to mix it up with Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man and kick his ass."
Screen Rant has posted an excerpt from their interview with Hugh Jackman on the set of The Wolverine in which it is revealed that the Academy Award nominated actor would love to make some sort of Avengers and X-Men crossover a reality. As of right now, it's believed that the relationship between Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox is not a good one - especially after the recent developments with Quicksilver - but Jackman hopes that they can one day put their differences and rights issues aside in order for the two franchises to somehow merge in the near future. "You know, obviously we have people from—one of the great things about this movie is that a lot of people from Marvel are here and it seems a lot more inclusive than it has been in the past. I don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes, but I think it’s fantastic. I actually just asked the other day, I said, ‘I don’t know what the legal situation is, but why don’t these companies come together? Why isn’t it possible?’ Because personally, I would love to mix it up with Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man and kick his ass. It’d be great. (laughs) There you go. There’s your quote. (Laughs)"
The fact is, we know that this is incredibly unlikely, but it would surely be a dream come true for most fans to see Wolverine mixing it up with Earth's Mightiest Heroes on the big screen. Last year, X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner also expressed interest in a crossover of sorts between the two, and as you may already know, she actually worked with now-Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on X-Men back in the late 90s. That led Jackman to recall what HIS experiences working with Feige were like on that movie.
"I loved The Avengers. I love what they do with it. Kevin Feige, by the way, I can tell you is one of the true gentlemen of this business. And I say that from when he was on X-Men 1, and I don’t even know what his role was, officially, associate producer maybe? But, when I first auditioned for Bryan [Singer], Dougray [Scott] was playing the role. Bryan… I think I was sent there by the studio. I don’t think he even knew I was coming, and it was one of those auditions you walk out going, ‘Well, I know this isn’t happening.’ Instead of just putting me on a plane, I remember him taking me out, him and Tom DeSanto took me out for a restaurant because I had to stay overnight. It was too late. They took me out for dinner. I remember thinking, I go, ‘Well, I know I’m not in this movie, so you guys are true gentlemen.’ They were really nice. I know how busy they were. They were already filming at the time, and I know I really wasn’t doing it. I know what was going on behind the scenes. And within a week, all of a sudden the Dougray thing started to unravel. So then, I went back and did a real audition."
"But anyway, I just always remember Kevin and I have such a soft spot for him, and I’m in touch with him and I don’t know how I got onto that," he added, before going on to share his thoughts on what Marvel Studios have done with their characters. "But anyway, I’m basically really happy and proud of what he’s achieved. I think he’s making great movies. People love them. And consistency is incredible. So, who wouldn’t want to be involved with that?"
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