As you know, in the cinematographic world there is a competitive atmosphere, since to get a role, it is necessary to be better than the others in the tests of casting. In this way, it is obvious that on many occasions we have been close to seeing a different face in certain famous films.
But this does not always mean that the actors lost the performance of their lives, but also that, by not being chosen, they can be saved from a resounding failure. Here we present 15 celebrities who were about to win a place in a movie that did super badly with critics and audiences.
1. Bradley Cooper could have been a Green Lantern
Bradley Cooper auditioned for the lead in Green Lanternbut he was not chosen because, according to the actor himself, he gave a bad interpretation of Christian Bale as Batman, which earned him his role in the film.
2. David Duchovny could have been Batman in batman and robin
George Clooney is aware that his performance as Batman is one of the worst, but he was nothing short of saving himself from winning that crown, since David Duchovny auditioned for the role, unfortunately for Clooney, he failed.
3. Kurt Russell could have been Batman in Batman Forever
Although Val Kilmer didn’t fare as badly as George Clooney, his portrayal as Batman was also widely disowned. He was almost saved from that cruel fate, as Kurt Russell was considered for the role, but was turned down.
4. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway could appear in cats
Considering Hugh Jackman’s love of musicals, it’s pretty obvious that he was offered a role for cats. However, she was not available to accept the role.
For her part, Anne Hathaway also had scheduling conflicts that did not allow her to accept a position for the film.
5. Tim Allen could have been the cat in the hat in The cat
Tim Allen landed the role to play the famous cat from the mind of Dr. Seuss. However, he preferred to focus on Santa Clause II, so he ended up abandoning the project.
6. Eddie Redmayne was able to play Kylo Ren in Star Wars
Eddie Redmayne auditioned for the role of Kylo Ren, but confessed that the film’s script was top secret, so they gave him other lines that did not make it clear what kind of villain he had to play to convince the casting director. Finally, it was not to her liking and the role was taken by Adam Driver.
7. Alex Pettyfer could have been the lead in Eragon
Alex Pettyfer was first approached for the role as Eragon, but turned it down due to his fear of flying and filming abroad. Instead, he starred in stormbreakerwhich was not a success either, but at least it was not repudiated by critics.
8. Ali Larter was able to play the invisible woman in fantastic four (2005)
It’s no secret to anyone that Jessica Alba’s experience as Sue Storm was horrible. She was almost spared from that fate, as Ali Larter was among her favorites to land her role, but it was ultimately won by Alba, resulting in one of the worst movies of her career.
9. Emmy Rossum could have been The Invisible Woman in fantastic four (2015)
Emmy Rossum declared that she was devastated when she was not chosen to play the invisible woman, but surely when she witnessed how the film was received by the audience and critics, she was glad that she was not hired.
10. George Clooney could have been Artemus Gordon in the adventures of jim west
Originally, George Clooney had been chosen to play Artemus in the adventures of jim west but he decided to step aside, as the role was going to undergo some alterations once he was cast. Clooney did not want to harm the project, so he preferred to abandon it and give someone else a chance.
11. George Clooney was also able to appear in Movie 43
Luckily George Clooney has been saved from several bullets, because after batman and robin, no one should fall for a similar fiasco again. For Movie 43, there was no particular reason that prevented him from accepting the role, he simply turned it down.
12. Chris Hemsworth almost played Duke in G.I. Joe: The Origin of Cobra
Before Chris Hemsworth became known worldwide as Thor, he was turned down for several roles, including Duke in G.I. Joe: The Origin of Cobra. Chris is glad they didn’t hire him, because if anything had been different, he might never have gotten to play the god of thunder.
13. Jim Carrey could have been Pistachio Disguisey in The master of disguise
Jim Carrey was the first choice for the role of Pistachio Disguisey in The master of disguise. However, he rejected the offer. Ultimately, it was Dana Carvey who won the role, which is considered one of her worst jobs.
14. Tom Cruise almost played John Carter in John Carter: Between Two Worlds
According to The Wrap, Tom Cruise was very excited to win the role of John Carter in the Disney movie, but the casting director preferred Taylor Kitsch.
15. Robert Pattinson could have been Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Robert Pattinson also participated in the casting to take the leading role transformers, but it didn’t play to his favor that he had to fake an American accent when we all know Robert is English. Surely, he ended up thanking him for his little difficulty, since the critics tore this film to pieces.