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.