Hugh Jackman defends Wolverine reshoots in Vancouver

Contributed by
Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Hugh Jackman, star of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, sent a note to Ain't It Cool News to clear up misconceptions about current reshoots in Vancouver, Canada, and also to pass along a new image from the movie, above. Rumors have circulated that the film is in trouble, necessitating more than the usual amount of reshoots.

"I have read a lot of your online comments regarding the footage that we are currently shooting, and I share your passion for the Wolverine character and the movie," Jackman wrote. "I owe it all to you guys!"

Jackman added: "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 bad-ass 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!"

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is slated to open on May 1.