While no movie studio has come out and admitted leaking the picture, not everyone has denied leaking it, either.
A spokesman for Marvel Studios said, “Are you asking me if we are in development on a film about pirates fighting dinoaurs? Is that what you’re asking? I just want to be sure. Because the short answer is no, but the long answer is maybe.”
And many bloggers are hoping the pic is a prototype design for an adaptation of Axe Cop. “That would be epic. EPIC,” wrote Sid “Gandalf” Hirschberg, blogger for the site “Mr. Hermione Granger.” Hirschberg said he had been praying for an Axe Cop movie ever since he saw an Axe Cop t-shirt at Comic Con last summer. “I can only assume the hold up has been the division of merchandising rights.”
But whatever the outcome of the viral picture, everyone asked agreed they hoped this signified the end of CGI and a return to models being used in films, rather than all computer images.