Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Whirlybird

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Whirlybird-photo

Say what you will about Hugh Jackman, the guy knows how to make a dramatic entrance.

The Aussie hunk arrived in his homeland—Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbor, specifically—on Wednesday for the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine via helicopter, standing on one of its skids and giving a big thumbs-up for the waiting crowd. Jackman then proceeded to swoop down from a clifftop on a cable before treating the assemblage to 20 completed minutes of the film.

But while Jackman's arrival was whimsical, his message was not. The 40-year-old heartthrob told reporters that he was "heartbroken" that an early version of the film was leaked onto the Internet a month before its official release, the Associated Foreign Press reports.

The leaked version, which lacked many of the special effects, was downloaded an estimated tens of thousands times before 20th Century Fox managed to get it yanked, and the culprits are still at large. 

"It's a serious crime and there's no doubt it's very disappointing—I was heartbroken by it," Jackman admitted. "Obviously, people are seeing an unfinished film. It's like a Ferrari without a paint job."

Jackman holds out hope, though, that those responsible for the leak will be brought to justice.

"The FBI are on to it and they're taking it very, very seriously," the actor notes. "Rest assured that person will be found."

Lighten up, Hugh; sure, piracy is a drag, but then you've stolen all of our hearts, and you don't hear us complaining, do you?



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  • annonymous

    I really don't like men built like Arnold S. they are so past and over. Today (even professional trainers are stated as saying that) the truly fantastic and sexy men are muscular but not overtly that way. Men like Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Christian Bale etc. are truly worth the time of day. Hugh Jackman is overdone-so much so! My friends and myself find him just non-appealing to look at. ( I guess steroids do work not exercise).