Marvel Dear Marvel: Please Let Hugh Jackman Be Your Herlihy Boy written by John Bierly July 11, 2013 When I read Adam Chitwood’s write-up of Steve Weintraub’s recent interview with Hugh Jackman over at Collider today, I was instantly reminded of a classic “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which Chris Farley’s exasperated pitch man implores the audience to hire Adam Sandler’s “Herlihy Boy” as a house sitter. So before we go any further here, please accept some homework. I promise you’ll enjoy it. For the remainder of this article, I’m going to need you to imagine that Hugh Jackman is playing Sandler’s character and that I’m playing the Farley character, my shirt stained with condiments and cheeseburger grease, berserk with confusion as to why Marvel won’t let Jackman be in a movie as Wolverine alongside Spider-Man and the Avengers. Watch here (and keep the volume down if you’re at work): Because let’s face it, Hugh makes a pretty good case when he explains to Steve, “At some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together. I don’t see the impediment! I’m like, okay you’ve got three studios, just split it three ways in terms of the cost, and happy days it’s all coming together! I would love to… I’m in for it, I’m totally up for it because I think that would be really exciting for fans across the board.” So says the man who has tirelessly and enthusiastically given his all as Wolverine time and time again, through four (and soon to be five) X-Men films and two solo Wolverines over the course of 15 years, bringing total emotional commitment and absolute physical dedication to the character and his fans. He simply wants the same thing we do: great comic book movies that smack our hearts and imaginations into happy, happy orbit. I especially love his final thought on the matter. It’s not just something he wants to do as an actor. It’s something he wants to do for us, and I love the guy for that. Come on, Fox and Sony and Marvel. Let Hugh be in this movie. He’s a good, hard working actor. Let him be your Wolverine. Let him fight alongside Spider-Man and Iron Man and Thor and Captain America. WHAT IS THE HOLD-UP?! EH?! Can we STOP THIS CRUEL GAME and ALLOW THE MAN TO KEEP ONE SHRED OF DIGNITY?! IS IT SO BAD TO SEE SOMEBODY HAPPY?! His track record speaks for itself. I’m confident you’ll all make the right decision. If you don’t, I’ll probably turn into this. It’s happened before. And if it works, why not eventually bring DC characters into it, too? Let’s just pretend this is a photo of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe training for the scene in “Justice League of Avengers III” where the digital ghost of Jor-El choreographs Wolverine through a ray-gun fight on a spaceship: I’d watch it. Dear Marvel: Please Let Hugh Jackman Be Your Herlihy Boy was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by John Bierly Related 6 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest John Bierly previous post Agent Carter Back for One Shot next post Fox Makes Moves to Bring ‘X-Force’ to a Theater Near You You may also like Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Says ‘Hello’... July 28, 2014 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Clips Released March 12, 2014 Cosplay Now Has A Marvel Method July 9, 2014 Funko Invites You To Join The MARVEL... January 29, 2015 Disney And Marvel Stand Against Anti-Gay Legislation... March 23, 2016 Marvel Introduces AVENGERS NOW! Initiative July 18, 2014 Super Sunday, Indeed – Superheroes All Over... February 8, 2016 New THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Images December 3, 2013 Electro Arrives July 17, 2013 VENOM Is Back In Development At Sony... March 4, 2016 Brian Brutlag John, as you know I too share the love for Hugh Jackman. That man is a blessing for all comic fans. Forget the cool factor, the Fans OWE it to Jackman to clamor for his involvement in an AVENGERS film just for his complete dedication to the role. I think it could work if they are doing the CIVIL WAR plotline for Avengers 3. I am REALLY excited for The Wolverine and Hope we have a few more Jackman/Wolverine movies to come. The next story I want to see…OLD MAN LOGAN. Michael Lalaian As much as part of me would love this, I actually don’t want to see established versions of any of the licensed characters show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In particular, anything having to do with the X-Men, who have somehow managed to convolute everything in their own continuity, should be kept away from the MCU which, for the most part, has been pretty clean and clear thus far. As much as, right now, I can’t imagine anyone else in the role of Wolverine, I’d much rather see Disney reacquire the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man licenses and create versions of those characters from the ground up that fit into their over all scheme, as opposed to trying to make Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine or Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man fit into a universe they were never meant for. zack there will never be another actor who can fill the boots of hugh as logan,james ,wolverine. the studios will never get it through there heads how much money they would make by doing this. Stock I guess by now we’ve all forgiven Jackman for being a full foot too tall to be Wolverine. Have to agree with Michael, they can’t have all those characters make sense in a movie world. It would be a lot like those old comic book gimmicks that tried to make you buy comics you didn’t want to buy in order to follow a story. In reality, its only a tease, without a lot of substance. The characters you bought it for, didn’t really bring a lot to the story you were forced to read. Pingback: Fox Makes Moves to Bring ‘X-Force’ to a Theater Near You | Modern Myth Media() Joseph Guest Evans Precedent: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was a Touchstone (Disney) movie that included Warner, Fleicher, Universal, Turner, and many other brands of characters. Do it!