HUGH JACKMAN CHALLENGES X-MEN FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BE “THE FIRST TO WITNESS THE ORIGINS” BY WINNING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF…FOR THEIR HOMETOWN
LOS ANGELES, (April 1, 2009)….In an announcement made today on YouTube, Hugh Jackman, who plays the famed antihero in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, is taking Hollywood and the film’s premiere to the people who made the X-Men film series one of the industry’s biggest – inviting the legions of X-Men fans across the United States to be the first to “witness the origins” in their hometown with the cast on Monday, April 27.
To put in a bid to host the premiere, fans need only remember that “X marks the spot”: at the website x-menorigins.com, they should mark their town with a digital “X.” The location with the most votes/X’s will win the red carpet, star-studded movie premiere.
The winning town will be announced on April 20th.
Jackman himself made the announcement today, via a taped message, uploaded to YouTube, in which the actor credits the film series’ success to the global community of X-Men movie fans. To express his appreciation, Jackman is hosting this special event in which he will bring the movie and a few of his “friends and enemies” from the film to the winning town. In addition to the stars and filmmakers, the event will have all the other trappings of a mega-Hollywood premiere, including the red carpet, klieg lights, and media coverage.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, the first chapter in the X-Men saga, unites Wolverine with several other legends of the X-Men universe, in an epic revolution that pits the mutants against powerful forces determined to eliminate them. Twentieth Century Fox releases the film everywhere May 1st.
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