There are plenty of bad movies being made to this day. A lot of them are very disappointing for reasons that should’ve been taken care of a long time ago. This reason is studio interference. One would think that with incidences like Alien 3, Blade Runner and other studio films that they would learn their lesson. However, as Solo: A Star Wars Story shows, this is not the case. There are still tons of films where studios barge in and mess with the production. They often do it for the most ridiculous of reasons. However, their decisions a lot of times tarnish what might’ve been a decent film.
With Alien 3, the studios have done a number on the film. What was released was a very disappointing follow up to Aliens. Then a little more than 10 years later, an assembly cut of the film was released, and many would agree that it is vastly superior to the theatrical release. As a matter of fact, it was on par with the first two films. A similar thing was said about Batman V Superman. The director’s cut was vastly superior to the theatrical release. Another fact to look at is that with some of the most successful films like The Dark Knight, the creative team was given free reign.
While some of the examples are strong indicators that a studio should back off and let the creative team handle the production of a film, there have been cases where studio suggestions might have actually improved the film. One example is Mad Max: Fury Road. The studio heads looked at an early cut of the film and liked what they saw. They then ordered reshoots for the film.