Originally Posted by Majik1387
Hugh was not the only producer, and he wasn't the producer that put in the most money to fund the movie, so I fail to see how he is at blame.
I wouldn’t say Jackman is to blame for the way the movie turned out. In my opinion, the blame ultimately lies with Fox and its poor business practices. That said, it appears Jackman has a certain amount of pull, as he is Fox’s cash cow. No one cares if Ralph Winter walks away. He can be replaced. Case in point—Tom Desanto. The same can’t be said for Jackman. Fox can always find more financiers for a proven money maker, or the studio can pick up the slack itself. It, however, can’t replace its star quite so easily. Look at X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Jackman seems to have a lot of influence regarding the creative decisions of that movie, yet he is only one of a handful of producers. Why does he have such an influence? Because, unlike Avi Arad and Louis G. Friedman, Jackman is the one people pay to see. If he’s a no show, the movie’s a no go.