In what may turn our to be a groundbreaking case surrounding internet movie piracy, Gilberto Sanchez (aka “SkillFulGil”, possibly the worst villainous pseudonym since Rainbow Rider) has been charged with uploading a workprint of Wolverine to Megaupload in March of this year.
Damn you George Lucas! No, not for making the Star Wars prequels and casting a Canadian Redwood as the Dark Lord of the Sith. And not for flogging a dead, Indiana Jones shaped, horse in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. No, we damn you because as the Godfather of the franchise you are directly culpable for Ratnerised X-Men: The Last Stand. It’s complete uselessness is the reason we’ve been treated to this Wolverine prequel (and, if rumours are to believed, a sequel to the prequel plus a Magneto movie as well). An entirely new franchise of an existing franchise – great, just what we’ve always wanted!