20th Century Fox's management of the franchise has got questionable at times, but honestly- I don't think you can fault them much for the first four films, yes you read that right. The City of Lost Children Director is a good call that didn't work out. The treatment of the first three Directors is mostly identical, the fourth basically got complete control. And so did Ridley Scott with the Prequel (s) as far as we know. Of course this is a simplification though.