Wolverine himself took time out of his busy re-shooting schedule to address the online rumors swirling around Fox's decision to head back to Vancouver for more filming.
In a personal email to Ain't It Cool News, Hugh Jackman wanted to reassure the X-Men fans and nip the whole "is X-Men: Origins: Wolverine doomed" rumors in the butt. According to Jackman:
I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes. Please rest assured that WOLVERINE will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations. I am stoked by the positive response to the teaser, which clearly reflects the tone and scope of the film. If you like that, we've got much more in store!
It warms my heart to know that Jackman is still dedicated to the character, enough to reach out to the internet fans and save them from a maelstrom of rumors and panic. Does this mean that everything will be A-OK in the rumored on-set struggle between director Gavin Hood and Fox executives? Who knows? As long as the internet has Jackman's ear, let's hope he takes the crazy fandom rage and nervousness to heart, and make this movie as epic as it needs to be.
Until then, check out the bizarre promo image above. I call on you, commenters, to find a fitting caption for this prayerful image. The winner gets a winky emoticon from Graeme.
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