X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE Director Gavin Hood Talks

by Joey Paur

As you know there has been a lot of internet talk regarding the production problems that have plagued the new Wolverine movie set. As you know I have been extremely vocal about these problems. I have heard of arguments between Gavin Hood and Fox studio chief Tom Rothman. I've heard about Rothman sabotaging the set while Hood was shooting in a different location. Then there is the whole Deadpool fiasco. So I am not the least surprised to here Gavin Hood tell a different version of these rumors. Why am I not surprised? Because Gavin Hood still wants to work in Hollywood, and he does not want to burn his britches with the boys in charge. So in my opinion here is Gavin Hood on damage control, and showing the big boys he can play nice. Which I totally understand, since he want's to continue to make movies in Hollywood.

“I am very fond of Tom. We didn’t always agree, [but] we certainly never yelled at each other.”

“Some of these fan sites have really been upsetting in that way, I have never had a stand-up fight with Tom Rothman. Never, ever in all his time with me — never. And that is a fact. It’s quite upsetting to see how these things spiral.”

Well, first of all I have yet to read an article that talks about Rothman and Hood in a stand-up fight. Hood goes on to explain what happens when he and Rothman are put in a room together.

“When he and I are in a room together debating, he’s a very forceful personality — Tom Rothman — and I’m a fairly forceful personality. Did we discuss and debate what stylistically I was going to bring to the movie, and his expectations and mine? Of course. Of course you do that. And I hope it makes the movie better.”

Debate is a classy word for argument. Hood goes on to say that Rothman is not out to ruin the X-Men' Franchise.

“This [movie] is a huge thing for the studio. Of course he doesn’t want to ruin the franchise. What, he’s gonna put a gun to his head? He has a huge amount riding on this movie, as do I.”

He may have already put a gun to his head when he decided to change Deadpool, but that's my opinion. If this movie turns out to be good awesome! I want it to be good! But, if it's not good then we all know what happened... the rumors were true.

Source: THR

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