Hugh Jackman has said he wants the X-Men and the Avengers to work together.
Of all the actors in the X-Men films, the one who appears in all of them is Hugh Jackman. Let’s face it, his character the Wolverine is one of the most iconic in the X-Men universe. One of his dreams is a little improbable, though. He wants to see a live-action movie where the X-Men and the Avengers team up.
This is a problem because the two teams are owned by rival film studios. Marvel Studios owns The Avengers and its accompanying films. 20th Century Fox owns the X-Men franchise.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the character Quicksilver is being cast in the upcoming films for both studios, and it’s raising a lot of controversy and potential legal issues. X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer had gone on Twitter to state that before Quicksilver was an Avenger, he was just a really fast kid. Combine this with the fact that Quicksilver had a nameless cameo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as a kid in a cage, and it was enough to probably get The Avengers director Joss Whedon upset. Joss Whedon wants Quicksilver as well, saying that the character was an Avenger in the comics when he was a kid.
Recent Marvel Comics properties have reverted to Marvel Studios ownership due to a lack of interest in the films already made, such as Daredevil and Ghostrider, so Hugh Jackman’s wish could come true if X-Men films just stop bringing sales. The chances of that happening are slim, though.
Hugh Jackman said:
“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. 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.”
What do you think of Hugh Jackman’s hopes for the X-Men and Avengers? Can 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios ever work together and make it happen?