7 Actor Replacements That Ruined the Sequel Movies
The audience is always waiting for the sequels to drop so that they can meet with their favorite characters again. But sometimes things don't go as planned, and the main stars have to be changed to someone completely different.
No matter how ingenious the director is or how good the script is, the success of the movie primarily lies in the hands of the actors. The audience is always waiting for the sequels to drop so that they can meet with their favorite characters again. But sometimes things don’t go as planned, and the main stars have to be changed to someone completely different.
Here are seven actor replacements that ruined the sequels.
1. Val Kilmer/George Clooney — “Batman and Robin”
Bob Kane, Batman’s creator, called Kilmer the best film incarnation of the hero, and the audience liked him. However, due to personal conflicts and just being a jerk, he was eventually fired and quickly replaced by George Clooney. “Batman and Robin” was such hot garbage that it almost killed Clooney’s entire movie career. Fortunately, the actor didn’t give up, although he learned his lesson: no more superhero flicks!
2. Michelle Pfeiffer/Halle Berry — “Catwoman”
Michelle Pfeiffer did an outstanding job playing Catwoman in Batman Returns. She probably singlehandedly boosted the character’s popularity with all that sexuality and talent. So naturally, the next step is a solo movie. But oopsie, Pfeiffer was not available, so they cast an equally hot and talented Hollywood star — Halle Berry. The movie didn’t stand a chance. Everything from the script to crappy effects was working against it. In the end, “Catwoman” was awarded several Golden Raspberries at once, including one for the worst female role.
3. Jodie Foster/Julianne Moore — “Hannibal”
“Silence of the Lambs” has become an instant classic of 20th-century cinema. Jodie Foster played the young FBI agent Clarice, but due to another movie contract, she could not star in the sequel, so the director decided to replace her with Julianne Moore. Even though Jullian gave her all, she could not recapture Hannibal and Clarice’s magical chemistry.