In news that shook the internet, even though it has been rumored for a while (since the Sony email leaks), fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were officially floored when it was announced that Sony and Marvel had reached an agreement to allow Spider-Man, whom Sony has the film rights to, to cross over with Marvel’s established universe, most likely in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ before returning to Sony for a new Marvel co-produced Spidey solo movie.

Besides Spider-Man, the only other Marvel properties still calling another studio home are the ‘X-Men’ and ‘Fantastic Four’ at Fox.  This summer will determine how well the ‘Fantastic Four’ does and whether it stays at Fox, but after the critical and financial success of ‘The Wolverine’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ don’t expect the merry mutants to face off against the Avengers on the silver screen anytime soon.

Nonetheless, Hugh Jackman, who has starred as Wolverine seven times (including his brief cameo in ‘X-Men: First Class’) was asked about this agreement and here’s what he had to say:

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“There’s so many forces at play there, man, beyond what anyone would want. The thing I’ve always loved about the comic-book world is how the fun thing was how a writer of a comic book could just pull all these characters together and what became a Friday-night discussion of ‘it would be cool to see Batman fight Wolverine’ and bang, Monday morning they’re working on it, you know. But that’s an idealized world.”

Are Jackman’s days as a Marvel mutant over?  It’s possible.  He played the central role in ‘Days of Future Past’ and the final scene was a nice farewell to the cast of the original trilogy.  But Fox has two more X-Movies on the way, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ and ‘Gambit’ starring Channing Tatum.  ‘Apocalypse’ is set in the 80s and is set in the same continuity as the previous X-Movies, in which we saw Wolverine’s introduction to the team many years later.  But ‘Gambit’ presumably will be set in the present, which could leave an opening for a Jackman cameo.

Would you like to see Wolverine and the X-Men as part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe?  Or are both universes fine as is?  Sound off below!

Source: Comic Book Movie