Was the Leaked Wolverine a Message to Murdoch?


Even if the following Wolverine story is an urban legend like Hollywood Elsewhere’s Jeffrey Wells suggests, how cool would it be if it was true?

“A reasonably well-connected guy with a friend on the 20th Century Fox who’s said to have regular contact with Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman (and who was questioned yesterday by an investigator regarding the Wolverine piracy) has been told that ‘within the last few days’ — i.e., prior to the Wolverine work print appearing online — ‘Rupert Murdoch received a package at his New York office that contained a DVD copy of the leaked Wolverine.'”

Can’t you just imagine 78-year-old Rupert Murdoch shaking his fist in the air and vowing revenge against the evil pirates? Too bad Walt Disney already owns the franchise, because that’s a movie we’d actually pay to see.

According to the BBC, “Both the FBI and the Motion Picture Association of America are ‘actively investigating’ the crime,” so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out who’s behind the leak.