Should Hollywood Ever Recast An Original Actor

Oct 03, 2018, 12:19 PM

Over the past several months, we’ve talked a lot about we’ve talked a lot about FOX’s Lethal Weapon replacing Clayne Crawford’s Riggs with Seann William Scott’s Cole. They aren’t the exact same character, but in this instance they might as well be, as both occupy the position of co-lead in a buddy-cop relationship. So, in the spirit of replacing original actors, we thought it was a great time to discuss if maybe, sometimes, it’s actually not so bad after all. Cinema’s history books are riddled with cases where an actor needed to be recast for one reason or another. Whether it’s due to temperament, personal issues, or sheer lack of talent, it just becomes necessary at times. Even the most famous film series have taken their stabs at it (most notably James Bond and Dumbledore), and occasionally TV series will just need to swap actors out between seasons. On this episode, we debate if these situations could actually improve the properties, as well as our picks for the best and worst examples of recasting. Also this week: Netflix wants you to choose your own endings, you could see a PG-13 Deadpool, reviews of A Star Is Born and Hell Fest, Halle Berry’s career, and much more. Discussed on this episode (0:00 – 31:54)Film and TV Discussion: Netflix introduces choose-your-own-endings to Black Mirror, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is moved to Summer and a PG-13 Deadpool could take a slot at Christmas, a listener asks about blatant product placement | Where Did They Go Wrong – Halle Berry (31:55 – 51:27) Reviews of A Star Is Born and Hell Fest | Upcoming Releases: A Star Is Born, Venom, Malevolent (51:28 – 1:31:34) Should Hollywood Ever Recast An Original Actor? (1:31:25 – 1:37:00) Recommendations and Closing Email topic suggestions or episode reactions to Please support The Hollywood Outsider and gain immediate access to exclusive bonus content, including a BONUS monthly episode and Bad Movie Night, by visiting TheHollywoodOutsider Be sure to join our Facebook Group Join our Fantasy Movie League! Find our league, then use the password ‘buypopcorn’ Do your shopping via our Amazon Link!