Hugh Jackman Wants to Join the Avengers, Fight Hulk

You may think you really want Wolverine to be in one of the next Avengers movies, but the man who plays Wolverine probably wants it more.

Actor Hugh Jackman, speaking with IGN while promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past, says he’d love for the character to join the Paramount/Disney franchise.

Jackman explains the appeal for him (and the character): “Because there’s a great dysfunction among that team, and I think Wolverine would fit right into that. He’d like that.”

Marvel famously added the loner mutant to the comics version of the team with the debut of the New Avengers some years back. But thanks to some pretty cut-and-dry contracts made before the big Marvel movie boom, the chances of Fox agreeing to let the character start hacking and slashing at the Mandarin are pretty slim to nil.

Still, Jackman has some ideas about what he’d like to see in a potential Wolverine and the Avengers movie. The actor seems to be eying all of the potential beefs that Wolverine could get into on the team, including brawls with Iron Man and the Hulk. “There’s no doubt he’d get in a fight with Hulk at some point. Those two bad, rage-filled characters are going to square off at some point. It would be quite fun. I don’t know how much fun to shoot it would be because I’m sure I’d be on the worst end of it, but hey, he can heal.”

You heard it here first, guys: Hugh Jackman says Wolverine would totally get owned by the Hulk and he’s okay with that.

In the meantime, Jackman is on board for another Wolverine sequel as well as X-Men: Apocalypse.

[Source: IGN]

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      • Well that and Marvel made a  real mess of things when they started selling off rights here and there. So this will never happen unless they call Logan something else besides “Wolverine” and make him an inhuman or something like that vs calling him a “Mutant”

        • But if Marvel hadn’t sold the movie rights off to those characters, you wouldn’t have a Marvel right now.  They sold the rights because they were near bankruptcy.

        • Or maybe Marvel/Disney could pay Fox to use him in one of their movies? Surely a little money (Or in this case… a lot?) will tempt them? :P

  • I for one would love to see this happen. I wrote an article for another site a few months ago stating that I think that this would be one of the best story lines to play out in a movie. 

  • If you ask me, the biggest factor in determining whether or not Wolverine becomes an Avenger is the attachment moviegoers have with Jackman himself as Wolverine. The dude’s been the centerpiece of a highly successful franchise, and moviegoers have grown very attached to him, but he even admitted that he’s getting too old for this. When Wolverine gets recast, the new guy will have to garner the same amount of audience affection that Jackman had. Should he fail in doing that, Wolverine will likely stop being the center of the X-Men franchise, and he won’t be as hot of a commodity. Rather than drag around a dead character that will never be as loved as the original, Fox might be interested in selling the rights of Wolverine to Disney for the right price (this is a HUGE maybe though, extremely huge). Granted, since ‘mutant’ is a forbidden word in the MCU, they’ll probably have to doctor up a new backstory for him like they did with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, but hey, I’ll let somebody buy me lunch even if they insist on calling it breakfast, so that’s fine with me. 

    • It’s the same issue with SONY and SPIDER-MAN – who needs to appear in an AVENGERS movie.

      I don’t underestimate the power of DISNEY when it comes to just buying what they want, so if they think that they can profit from it, they’ll surely pay SONY/FOX to acquire the rights to the characters and terms they want.

      BUT – the simple fact is as much as I would love to see Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man and Wolverine together, having these various studios compete is GOOD for the moviegoers, as the competition creates better movies.