Hugh Jackman has played all live-action portrayals of Wolverine. The Australian actor was recently interviewed by Yahoo, and he stated that there might be a possibility for him to appear in the Marvel film series, The Avengers.
“You know, I think as an optimist I would love it. That’s the best thing about comic books; you can just pitch these characters into each other,” Jackman said. “I’m surprised by what’s happened with Spider-Man joining. You’re in a very complex world where big, big sums of money are being spent for different franchises and so getting them together is difficult. Two years ago I’d have said you’d be a real optimist to think it’d ever happen, but weirdly now I just think it maybe could. I think there is the possibility that it will happen.”
The Spider-Man reference is in regards to the recent deal between Sony and Marvel which will allow Spider-Man to appear in future Marvel films. Having Wolverine join the Cinematic Universe would prove to be difficult because no such deal exists between Marvel and Fox, who currently has the film rights to Wolverine.
Jackman said that he’d love to be in a film with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and that he “can’t think of him [Iron Man] as anyone else.” Only time will tell if this will happen. It didn’t seem possible that Spider-Man would ever join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so anything can happen at this point.