Wolverine has different cinema endings
It seems that X-Men Origins: Wolverine has different endings which will all be released to the cinema. Now this means that depending on what cinema you go to you'll see a different ending to the cinema, and effectively you could see a different film altogether.
However from what is being said this might be like the Iron Man (Filmstalker review) ending, where we're just talking about the after credits scene and not the actual ending of the story.
I can never quite understand the idea behind this, apart from to fool the people who are responsible for copying films from the cinema, you know the people who the studios want us to think are the audience with camcorders and who, judging from recent events and the quality of all those copied films out there, are actually in the industry in one way or another.
What I will feel is a little cheated, whatever ending I see, because I won't be seeing the ending that others have, and that might have been an entirely different story depending on how the ending pitches the closing of the story.
Of course if it is just the after credits ending then it's not really an ending at all and just a set-up for something else to come.
The story from First Showing through Total Film does sound as though Fox are trying anything they can to entice people into the cinema after that leaked print was released on the internet – and note industry screamers about pirating in the audience and how it's all our fault, that was an industry leaked print.
Gavin Hood, the director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine with some assistance from Richard Donner, has said that multiple secret endings have been hidden on the end of the prints going out to cinemas, and different cinemas will be showing different endings.
There's no clear word if this is just in the US or if we're going to see this across the world, but what we all will see that is different to that leaked version, if you watched the leaked version, are over four hundred completed effects shots, a musical score, completed sound mixing and corrected colouring.
Now I'm not here to sell the cinematic version over the leaked, frankly that's your choice to make, but I made mine and that was not to watch this hugely unfinished film and wait to see it completed, as the director(s) intended.
While I'm now glad that all the work has been completed and we're going to see a completed cinematic version, I am rather annoyed that I may well be seeing one of multiple possible post-credit endings and not the others. I don't really see the need to do this to draw people into the cinema, especially if these have been tacked on the end since the leak took place.
What do you think about it all?