Hugh Jackman reveals he nearly had a cameo in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man

The Wolverine cameo that wasn’t

 
Hugh Jackman might be leading the field in appearances in Marvel movies, but the star has revealed how he narrowly missed out on adding the original Spider-Man to his impressive CV.
 
According to Jackman, he was set to make a cameo appearance as Wolverine in Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film, only for a wardrobe issue to throw a spanner in the works.
 
“In the first Spider-Man - Kevin Feige reminded me of this - we really tried to get me to come on and do something,” says Jackman,  “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 something. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn't get it together.”

We can only imagine the nerdgasms that were narrowly averted.  Now if only Sony and Fox could come to some sort of agreement…

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    • colinbrookes

      Sep 11th 2013, 9:39

      It would have been fun to see Wolverine wearing his cowboy hat like he does in the comics. And I'd like to see all the companies involved in the Marvel films actually put aside their squabbles so we can have some crossovers. AvX anyone?

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    • chibik

      Sep 11th 2013, 9:55

      "We're from different worlds. Maybe they were separate for a reason."

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    • Gindalf0492

      Sep 11th 2013, 10:36

      Id like to see a cross over, but not avenger vs xmen. House of M maybe.

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    • SiMan

      Sep 11th 2013, 13:05

      Weird we're only hearing about this now, so long after Raimi's films and the first X-Men movies. Jackman has mentioned cross-overs before, but didn't say anything about this, which makes me wonder how close it did actually come to happening and how much of it was just Jackman and Raimi talking about stuff?

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    • spid2411

      Sep 11th 2013, 13:32

      I think the problem with all the kind of cross over stuff in the superhero films is that it might work in a comic but doesn't really on film. I saw Iron Man 3 after I had seen the Avengers and all the way through it I kept thinking...why don't you just call the Hulk? He's hard and will take care of these extremis soldier guys for you in about 10 seconds. Same when the do this Batman v Superman thing - they are taking about doing more Batman films after that and Justice League. But then the next time he is getting is a**e kicked by Bane I will be thinking why don't you just call Superman up? He could simply pick Bane up and gently fly into outer space with him until he suffocates. Problem solved.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 11th 2013, 19:30

      I have wondered why Sony and Fox don't join their Marvel characters together. It would probably be an easier deal to make than having to approach Disney.

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    • kylejohnson

      Sep 12th 2013, 4:54

      As far as wondering where other characters are, It is ment to be happening at the same time so when the next hulk, thor, movies are coming out they will be taking place the same time as Iron Man 3

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    • chibik

      Sep 12th 2013, 5:51

      @spid2411: That same problem occurs in comics, though. It's kind of handwaved with "everybody's busy dealing with their own problems". I think it's more one of those Acceptable Breaks From Reality-type of deals. Some movie goers still have to come to terms with that, it seems.

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    • spid2411

      Sep 12th 2013, 10:12

      Nah, not a fan of it in movies. I prefer the Nolan Batman movies where there is a kind of attempt to ground the fantasy into reality. He is just a guy in a suit - the villains are just nutters with face paint or masks. There is an intelligence to the Batman stuff (hence the academic books on the Dark Knight) and the complexity of the villains and what they represent. That approach though is completely undermined when Superman turns up - becomes something else then so I would prefer the universes were kept separate. For the Marvel stuff it is maybe less significant basically because that stuff doesn't have any real depth. Their films have all been pretty forgettable (would never see any of them again really - pretty formulaic with dreadful villains) but maybe the fact that the characters are not that interesting anyway means they NEED cross overs like The Avengers to work. Spider-man was the exception in their comic world and was as close to Batman as they came - he doesn't need Hugh Jackman with his top off scowling (to confirm he is hard) through his movies. Do Marvel own the rights to the Spider-man movies or is that Sony?

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    • chibik

      Sep 12th 2013, 11:09

      Yeah, opinions. What are you gonna do.

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