Power struggle with Wolverine

Recent rumors have suggested that there is creative conflict on the set of Punisher: War Zone, however it seems that currently everyhing's A-ok. Earlier this year there were conflicts on the set of The Incredible Hulk surrounding Edward Norton's expected screenwriting credit and production rights that ended up not really being that big a deal (we'll see if its bigger than we though if he refuses to do a sequel over it). Now it seems there's turmoil on the set of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hollywood Elsewhere reports that there is somewhat of an impasse between director Gavin Hood and Fox CEO Tim Rothman. "There was/is a huge Wolverine set being recently used. I'm not even sure which lot it was built on, but the look or mood of the set is, according to a source who was told Hood's view of things, supposed to be on the dark, dinghy and somber side. I only know what I was told, but the basics are that Hood was away from the set for whatever reason (shooting something else, taking a day or two off), and when he returned to the big somber set he was shocked to find that it had been repainted top to bottom on Rothman's orders. The murky-scuzzy vibe was gone, and a brighter and less downish look had taken its place." Now normally the director has the say in these types of things, so for another individual (a CEO nonetheless) to step in and make such a change without said director's permission is pretty much stupid. There may be more to this then we know, and this is only one report so it could be something else (Nomad, if you're out there and have an update let me know). But it may be part of a larger trend we may be seeing with comic book movies. Comic book movies account for three of the top five grossing films of the year (The Dark Knight, Iron Man and Hancock), and clearly Hollywood is starting to recognize their weight at the box office. If this incident does turn out to be true then it scares me because what you have are studio executives that have no business whatsoever working on comic book films butting in and adding their two cents from a "let's make more money perspective" and sacrificing good storylines true to the comics. This could very well be a "sky is falling" thought on my behalf, but we've seen Hollywood do some really stupid things time and time again. Wolverine set problems