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9 risky movie recastings that paid off

9 risky movie recastings that paid off

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As it is in long-running TV shows, sometimes movie franchises have to take the bold step to recast a role, whether they want to or not.

Sometimes it's down to a murky behind-the-scenes reason and other times it's because they've decided to go in a different direction, rebooting a character (or a franchise) altogether so that it makes no sense to carry on with the same actor.

It can be a risky business, so we've decided to celebrate the times when a recasting has paid off. Because we're nice like that.

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1. Lando Calrissian â€" Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lando Calrissian, Billy Dee Williams, Donald Glover, Recastings © 20th Century Fox Lucas Film

Whatever you think of the movie itself, the re's no doubt that the casting of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story was impeccable.

Taking over from Billy Dee Williams, Glover is so good that you wish the movie was a Lando solo outing, however good Alden Ehrenreich is as Solo. And given they were recasting a much-loved character (who will be back in Episode 9) with an actor guaranteed to bring a pretty strong flavour of his own to the recipe, the decision was never a sure thing.

2. Bruce Banner â€" Avengers Assemble

Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo, The Hulk © Universal Marvel

Very few people feel strongly about Edward Norton as Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk (or the movie itself), so it was never a risk to recast him for Avengers Assemble.

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However, it was a gamble that, after two distinctly aver age movies, anyone would even care if Hulk wasn't in the team-up movie. Enter Mark Ruffalo â€" an actor best known for sensitive arthouse fare and by no means a box-office draw â€" yet Banner soon became one of the most-loved characters in the MCU. Just don't expect Ruffalo to ever do a solo outing.

3. Everyone â€" Star Trek

Star Trek, Kirk, William Shatner, Chris Pine, Recastings © Getty Images CBS/Paramount

JJ Abrams returned to the original Star Trek characters for his reboot, so he didn't just have the risk of recasting one character, but the whole cast.

Against the odds though, the casting of the likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin went down a storm with fans. (Shame that the sequel was a bit dodgy and the future's uncertain, mind.)

4. Obi-Wan Kenobi â€" Star Wars Episode I: The Phanto m Menace

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alec Guinness, Ewan McGregor, Recastings © LucasfilmAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowSource: Google News Movie

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