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Wolverine Reshoots: Warning Flag Or Victory Banner?

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Rumor has it X-Men Origins: Wolverine is going through extensive, pull-out-all-the-stops re-shoots. Plus, veteran director Richard Donner has been spotted moseying around the set. Is Wolverine getting another pair of eyes?

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Fox is putting everyone back on set, according to Collider. The whole movie is getting a huge makeover, which is terrifying considering the all of the stories about unhappiness between director Gavin Hood and Fox execs, including that report that the studio came in and repainted a key set behind Hood's back.

If the reports are true, the reshoots could mean one of two things: Fox is serious about making real money and wants to compete with the big comic-book movies. Which could mean taking the whole project much more seriously, making the storyline darker, or just adding much more brutal ass-kickery. On the other hand, all this new attention could mean that everyone sees how terrible the film looks, and they're desperately trying to bail out a sinking ship.

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Then there's the matter of Richard Donner appearing on set. The Goonies director and X-Men producer may be brought on to "save" Wolverine, but is it too late?

Either way I'm glad Fox is going the extra mile — hopefully all this extra time will result in a film that won't make us want to stab our eyes out with adamantium claws.

[Collider]

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"...taking the whole project much more seriously, making the storyline darker, or just adding much more brutal ass-kickery."

No.

this is the exact opposite of the motivation behind the whole "repainting the set" story as you describe here :

[io9.com]

Tom Rothman is the villain here...

I have a friend doing VFX for this show...I'll ask him if he knows anything....