In an announcement made yesterday on YouTube, Hugh Jackman, who plays the 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 U.S. 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/premiere, 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 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. Fox releases the film everywhere May 1st.