I've just gotten confirmation from a source on the LAPD, officer Rolo Tomassi, that three people have been arrested and charged with the shocking internet leak of 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Production company RSP had famously denied involvement, and a major FBI raid on an Dallas Internet hub caused major damage to businesses in the area. And, just days ago, longtime Fox News online columnist Friedman was probably/possibly/maybe fired for reviewing the bootleg and basically advocating online piracy. Online speculation has run rampant as to whether or not the leak was actually an inside job meant to drum up publicity for the bad-buzz plagued production, or perhaps allow Fox to write off losses should the film under-perform at the box office.
But now, just a week after the storm broke, and to the relief to film executives everywhere, three suspects have apparently been caught. We don't know anything except the names of the suspects, but I'll bring you any and all updates. The men arrested have been identified as Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Ferdinando Nicola Sacco, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. More on this shocking twist as it develops. Fox head honcho Tom Rothman has expressed relief and satisfaction over the arrests.
"Hopefully the arrests of these three shady looking immigrants, who are in no way connected to 20th Century Fox, will resolve any speculation that the leak was intentional and that Fox itself is to blame."Scott Mendelson