Australian actor Hugh Jackman has written a personal letter to X-Men fans assuring them his upcoming Wolverine movie is going to plan - despite growing rumours of problems with the film.
Comic book prequel, X Men Origins: Wolverine, is due for release in May (08) but speculation about the film's slow progress has been increasing since the cast was recently recalled to the set in Vancouver, Canada to reshoot several scenes.
Many fan forums and internet gossips have voiced concerns that movie bosses ordered the reshoots after the film failed to come up to standard.
But Jackman has now come forward to defend the project - insisting the extra filming does not have any bearing on the quality of the picture.
He writes in a letter to Aintitcool.com, "It's Hugh Jackman, sending this note from freezing Vancouver. 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 - I owe it all to you guys!
"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."