17 Movie Characters Who Were Randomly Recast in the Sequel

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When an actor commits to playing a role in a franchise you kind of expect them to be in it for the long haul. They learn the source material (usually a book or video game), cultivate the character as their own, and spend the next five years playing them. Right? Not always. Sometimes by the next sequel, the actor you expect is gone and a replacement is in their place.

This can happen for a lot of reasons. Salary negotiations, no longer having a desire to be locked into a franchise, or, unfortunately, death. Sometimes their replacements are even better — and sometimes you wish they would've just ended the films altogether. Here are some of the biggest franchise roles that were randomly recast!