[Movies] Hugh Jackman Reveals Wolverine Almost Had A Cameo In Spider-Man Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.10.2013
But it didn't work out...
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Hugh Jackman spoke about his new film Prisoners and revealed that Wolverine almost had a cameo in 2002's Spider-Man. Here are highlights:
On almost having a cameo in a Marvel film: "In the first "Spider-Man" -- Kevin Feige reminded me of this -- we really tried to get me to come on and do something, 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 some thing. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn't get it together. So, you know, I actually asked some high level people about it. Because the optimist in me goes, "Why not? Why can't we do it? You know, a split cast or whatever?" And someone reminded that the amount of money Fox paid compared to the amount of money Disney paid is very different [laughs]. So how you split that pie up? God knows. But in the comic books, what's great about it is they're just mashing together all the time -- and it's awesome. And people are like, "Yeah, well, let's get this one with that!" And, you know, I still think, one day, there may be an ability to do it."
On the promotion of Prisoners as a kidnapping thriller: "I know what you mean. Well, I actually think, I presume it's deliberate -- I don't know what goes on in the minds of marketing people, I don't know. But I presume, in a way, that the actual form of the movie subverts the genre a little bit. And even my wife was holding my hand, gripping my hand during the movie. And the moment I was getting to those scenes in the bathroom with Paul Dano, she removes her hand from mine and was like, "I don't know if I want to be sitting next to you anymore or sleeping with you." You know?"
On a scene in which he smashes a sink while Paul Dano's hand is on it: "It's interesting you say that. There were two sinks, so I knew had two chances at the scene. And the sinks were made to be able to break away so that there wouldn't be shards of porcelain flying everywhere. But, I broke one sink and I thought we got it. It was one of those things where I was like, man, we went to someplace there. And the director comes over to me and he had a smile on his face and I was positive he was going to say, "Man, that was just awesome." Right? He came over and he puts his arm around and he goes, "I need you to go there. I need you to go to another place." So I was kind of like, Shit, I thought I was there. That wasn't there? You know? So, I just threw everything out the window and I had no idea what was going to happen. They had put another sink in. I thought, You know what? I don't even know if I'm going to break it. We'll just see what happens. All that stuff is ad-libbed -- and putting the hammer into the wall was all ad-libbed. I'm still amazed at Paul Dano not flinching when I put that hammer -- I was actually too close to his head. And I only realized that at the end when I saw, because it was sticking in the wall. And all I kept thinking was the set director going, 'Shit, man, we haven't got another fucking wall!'"