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10 Hollywood Hits That Almost Had Ridiculous Casting Choices

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Can you picture Harry Potter’s Hagrid as anyone other than the wonderfully plump Robbie Coltrane? Or Iron man as someone other than the cheeky Robert Downy Jr? Of course not; these actors were perfect for their roles and helped to earn millions for their respective franchises – which is why it’s all the more scary to see what might have been.

Both of these iconic roles, and many others, were very nearly given to other actors that would have completely ruined them along with the treasured memories of a generation. Be warned, some of these near miss casting choices are absolutely bewildering and may lead you to wonder what the hell they were thinking. I mean, I can forgive a casting director for keeping their options open, but when you see which role they nearly gave to Macaulay Culkin, you’ll see what I’m talking about. I’ve gathered 10 Hollywood hits that were almost ruined by mystifying casting choices, try and get through them all with a straight face.

10 Easter Eggs You Never Noticed in Mega Hollywood Blockbusters

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In just about every movie, small details gloss over the casual viewer: a poster in the fore-ground, an image in the background, a famous extra. But for the repeat viewer, these details become more and more apparent.

The so-called Easter eggs are prevalent in just about every movie and television show. But why do filmmakers put them in? Are they to foreshadow future sequels? Or are they to keep cult fans entertained? Or maybe – just maybe – directors and producers were just downright bored!

Regardless, filmmakers add their own hidden gems to movies, hoping their viewers and fans will notice. Fans take their findings to online forums and speculate on the filmmaker’s intentions. But what do these Easter eggs mean? Are they foreshadowing the next movie to come? Or are they completely accidental? This list takes a look at ten movie Easter eggs that may not be apparent to the viewer – but has a major impact on the movie, and possibly the sequels to come.

10 Hollywood Hits You Did Not Even Know Had Terrible Sequels

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Remember when people considered sequels as lazy writing and lacking creativity? Well, apparently that no longer matters as it seems to be a sure thing that a wildly successful movie will have a follow-up. It is no secret that when Hollywood thinks it has found a winning formula, they’ll flush out that number 2 as quickly as possible.

When the first film is such a hit it’s easy to imagine the same or similar beloved characters recreating the magic on screen again to much adoration… but the reality is usually much more grim. Nowadays the connections between the originals and the sequels can be so tenuous all it requires is the title with the digit 2 beside it.

It must be difficult for the Hollywood executives though, as they wipe away their tears with the mountains of cash gained from the almost guaranteed box office hit sequel. We’re not saying they’re soulless money-grabbers that laugh in our face as they stuff their pockets but…these sequels are pretty bad.