By Mike Bruno
February 09, 2009 at 03:50 PM EST

Terminator: Salvation director McG spoke to fans at New York Comic Con on Saturday about the infamous on-set F-Bomb assault his star, Christian Bale, dropped on the film’s director of photography, reports. “The film set is a passionate place, and it happens,” McG tsaid. “There was no version of, ‘Oh, Christian is going to whip his ass.’ It was just sort of a blowup….I think I can speak on all of ourbehalf that we’ve all gotten a little fired up. And if anybody wouldtake that moment and take it out of context, it would seem very, verystrange.”

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