Tony Clark, chairman and co-founder of the Australian-based visual effects house RSP, has posted a statement on the company’s website explaining how it would have been impossible for his company to have been in any way complicit in the leaking of the Wolverine workprint.

“From the reports we’ve had, the stolen material is a work-in-progress version of the film with many incomplete sections. As we worked on individual sequences within the film, neither RSP or its staff members have ever been in possession of a full-length version, so it would have been impossible for the movie to have been leaked from here.

“It’s common practice for work in progress between us and the production to carry vendor watermarks and for these works-in-progress to be integrated into various edits of the film for screenings which would explain why our name appears.”