Recasting an iconic character can be a near impossible task. Just imagine that in a few years someone other than Robert Downey Jr will be flying in the Iron Man suit, or that some poor chump will have to fill the shoes left after Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Those franchises are real goldmines and since it’s Hollywood we’re talking about, I’m 110% sure they won’t just let it go on a high note. Now, with those two, there are still option like alternate universes, failed clones, and such. But there are certain roles that should have never been recast, as they’ve ruined the entire movie.
1. Robin Williams to Dan Castellaneta (Genie)
To the real Disney fans Genie will always talk in Robin Williams’ voice. The comedic genius, sadly, refused to voice the same Genie in the sequel, so Disney scratched their heads and said “let’s recast the best part of our movie”! And although Dan Castellaneta is a great voice actor, he wasn’t even half as good. The janky animation didn’t help either.
2. Linda Hamilton to Emilia Clarke (Sarah Connor)
I’m extremely happy that the future Terminator movie will star Linda Hamilton, but what the hell were they thinking casting the Mother of Dragons as Sarah Connor? The entire “Terminator Genisys”, or however the hell you spell that piece of work, was by far the worst crapsicle popped out by Hollywood in the recent decade, and recasting Linda made it even worse somehow.
3. Michelle Pfeiffer to Halle Berry (Catwoman)
On the one hand we had Michelle Pfeiffer as a sexy secretary-turned-latex-clad Catwoman, and on the other hand there’s Halle Berry’s… “technically” Catwoman. It’s not even a competition. We could’ve had Pfeiffer instead of Berry, but things didn’t align and Hollywood being Hollywood, decided to get some easy cash. This also killed Halle Berry’s acting career, so thanks a lot.