Gavin Hood on where X-Men Origins: Wolverine went wrong
The director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been talking about why the film was a "baptism by fire" for him...
Director Gavin Hood has some excellent films on his CV, specifically Tsotsi and Rendition. So when he was picked to make X-Men Origins: Wolverine for 20th Century Fox, it seemed like a bold, interesting choice. But then the final film came out.
It would be no exaggeration to say that, in spite of its box office takings, the dour film that made it to cinemas did not go down very well at all. So what went wrong?
It was "baptism by fire", admitted Hood, on the promo trail for Ender's Game, which he's also directed. "I was making a film that frankly was still being worked on by screenwriters back in L.A., while I was in Australia".
"I learned a great deal in that movie", he continued. "For me it was, wow, this is weird. I'm getting pages the night before and trying to make it work on the day".
Rumours at the time were that Fox and Gavin Hood weren't particularly seeing eye to eye on the film, and it certainly sounds like an unhelpful way to put together a massive blockbuster movie. Here's hoping Ender's Game turns out better...
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