When sequels to blockbuster films are made, it is only natural to want to bring back as many of the original characters as possible.
For example, the original cast members from Star Wars (Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill) are all back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
However, that didn’t happen for the sequel to another blockbuster film that will be out next year.
While many of the original cast are back, the star of the original film is not! What happened?
Well, the Original Lead Actor claims that he was just too busy. We hear that it’s actually due to two completely different reasons!
The first is that the Actor was demanding a HUGE cut of the back end.
The number was so high that it would have seriously cut into the profitability of the film.
The second reason is that he insisted that one of his kids be given a major role in the sequel.
The Producer refused him on both counts… and then cast the lead with a younger, hotter actor who is in no way related to the Original Lead Actor.
We hear that the Original Lead Actor was genuinely shocked by this turn of events and very unhappy that he is not part of the sequel to one of the biggest films of his career.
Sequel: Independence Day: Resurgence
Actor: Will Smith
Recast lead: Liam Hemsworth