Spider-Man and Wolverine Confirmed to Team Up in Avengers: Secret Wars!- Fans have been calling for a team-up between Spider-Man and Wolverine to appear on the big screen for years, and now, according to reputed industry insider MyTimeToShineHello, it appears that it will happen in Avengers: Secret Wars in 2026.
Feige apparently wants a sequence for Secret Wars that might compete with or even top the notorious Portals scene from Endgame. Additionally, he is allegedly attempting to cast actors from each and every significant Marvel film in Secret Wars.
Are you still curious about Spider-Man and Wolverine’s collaboration? Continue reading to learn more.
How will the alliance between Spider-Man and Wolverine happen?
For those who are curious, Spider-Man and Wolverine are reportedly not teaming up with their MCU counterparts, but rather with their pre-MCU counterparts. Specifically, between Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man.
In 2026’s Avengers: Secret Wars, Maguire’s Spidey and Jackman’s Wolverine will team together, according to industry insider @MyTimeToShineH. Since the insider accurately predicted earlier scoops for movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home, they have frequently been shown to be genuine. Despite this, it must be noted that this information has not been backed up by authoritative sources and should be treated with caution.
Yes Tobey Maguire and Hugh Jackman will meet and fight alongside each other in Secret Wars
— MyTimeToShineHello (@MyTimeToShineH) January 1, 2023
It’s interesting to note that Hugh Jackman was originally going to appear in Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie, starring Tobey Maguire, but the plan was scrapped when it was discovered they didn’t have Wolverine’s costume.
When asked about his wish to co-star with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in an interview with the Huffington Post in 2013, Jackman affirmed the same:
“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.”
The actor kept going:
“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.”
The meeting of Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is still a mystery to fans, despite the near certainty of their collaboration. There are two potential outcomes.
The core setting of Secret Wars in the comics and is expected to remain the same in the film, Battleworld, is where the webhead and the clawed mutant may cross paths while combating a common enemy.
If either Spider-Man or Wolverine travelled to the universe of the other to thwart a threat, that would be another avenue for them to interact.
The latter is a more likely choice given that @MyTimeToShineH’s revelation revealed that Avengers: Secret Wars will be viewed from the perspectives of heroes from the MCU and the multiverse, whereas Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be predominantly centred on the MCU Avengers or New Avengers.
This is how they plan to make Secret Wars work without making it a 4 hour movie.
Kang Dynasty will have the "New Avengers" as the leads. While Secret Wars will mostly be from the point of view and will focus on the heroes from the other universes.
— MyTimeToShineHello (@MyTimeToShineH) January 1, 2023
Due to concerns that Avengers: Secret Wars would require a four-hour film to make the plot work, this has been done. As opposed to that, Marvel Studios has structured it so that while The Kang Dynasty concentrates on MCU heroes, Secret Wars is shown from the perspectives of heroes from outside the MCU and throughout the Multiverse.
As their respective personas in the MCU, Maguire and Jackman are now reprising their roles or have already done so. In the superhero blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home from 2021, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield resumed their roles as the webslinger and webslinger, respectively. Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman will reappear as Deadpool 3 in 2024, which will star Ryan Reynolds as the titular mercenary with a mouth.
Relationship between Spider-Man and Wolverine in comic books
In many comic books, as well as in other forms of media like animation and video games, Spider-Man and Wolverine share an uneasy alliance. Respect is the foundation of their relationship—respect that they both grudgingly share.
The quips and upbeat demeanour of Spider-Man frequently irritate the gruff, depressed, and lonely Wolverine. Both of them eventually become enraged with one another for mostly trivial reasons. Spider-Man does not appreciate how Wolverine frequently makes innocent advances on his wife Mary Jane Watson, and Wolverine does not like what he perceives as Spidey’s flippant demeanour and inability to take matters seriously when they call for it.
Despite their differences, Spider-Man and Wolverine have demonstrated that they can coexist peacefully and even form an uneasy but enduring friendship if necessary.
After Wolverine passes away and abandons the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, it is revealed that he recruited Spider-Man to instruct there and trusted him to look into an X-Men traitor in Spider-Man and X-Men #15.
In the Amazing Spider-Man: Extra #9 comic, Wolverine once told Spider-Man that he was a decent man since he was the only one who showed up to his birthday celebration at a bar.
Spider-Man, who is also unknown to Wolverine, is dependent on the latter for his survival. Readers learn that Wolverine rescued the lives of Spidey’s parents before he was born in a flashback narrative featuring Richard and Mary Parker from Untold Tales of Spider-Man #1. In addition, he was the first to congratulate the Parkers on the birth of Peter.
Let’s just say that if Wolverine hadn’t existed, Spider-Man might not have existed at all.