11 actors who were dissatisfied with their participation in blockbusters
Blockbusters are films with a lot of commercial appeal, which generates a huge budget and much publicity, bringing popularity and good money to the actors who participate in them. But this is not always enough to keep them happy, and many actors end up regretting or becoming very dissatisfied with the end result. Here are some examples and reasons behind so much dissatisfaction:
1. Michael Fassbender - Assassin's Creed (2016)
Assassin's Creed's film adaptation has received many negative comments since its debut and has a "rotten" approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Michael Fassbender stated that several opportunities were missed in the narrative and that the whole serious tone of the film prevented him from being entertaining.
2. Ben Affleck - Daredevil - The Fearless Man (2003)
Daredevil was released at a time when superhero films were not taken so seriously, and Affleck has stated that he felt estranged from the film during production, often having his artistic suggestions ignored. The actor's experience was so bad that he went against the idea of participating in another superhero feature film for years, until finally accepting the role of Batman.
3. Kirsten Dunst - Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Kirsten Dunst was already tired of always being the little girl who needed to be saved, so she was relieved when Gwen Stacy came in to do that in the third movie, allowing Mary Jane to be better developed. That didn't happen, and after the reboots hit theaters, she said she regretted not being heard in expressing her artistic opinion and that the character deserved a better story.
4. Wesley Snipes - Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blade: Trinity failed to keep the sharp narrative line of its predecessors and received harsh criticism. Wesley Snipes, who was unhappy with the script and the director's choice, stayed in his trailer for days and only communicated with him via post-its messages. After the movie's release, Snipes didn't miss any chance to badmouth the production.
5. Edward Norton - The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Edward Norton is often involved in more serious projects and delivered a more dramatic performance like Bruce Banner. The actor was disappointed to discover the sheer number of post-production editions of the film, which he said greatly diminished his character's ability to develop.
6. Halle Berry - Catwoman (2004)
Beyond a few, attempts to make films based on comic books starring women have not been successful in the past. Catwoman was one such case, to the chagrin of Halle Berry, who had just received an Oscar for best actress for Monster's Ball . The actress blames her participation in the film for the lack of major roles in her career.
7. Idris Elba - Thor: The Dark World
Despite being Idris Elba's second appearance as Heimdall, the actor found the production inferior after starring Mandela: Long Road to Freedom . After the biographical film, the actor regretted having to wear uncomfortable contact lenses and not having dialogues compatible with those he had during the hero's first film.
8. Hayden Christensen - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
George Lucas needed a competent young actor to play Anakin Skywalker, demonstrating his petulance and irrationality until his eventual transformation into Darth Vader. Hayden Christensen took the role but complained that Lucas did not offer a good direction to the actors and ignored his suggestions for better character development.
9. George Clooney - Batman & Robin (1997)
After Tim Burton's Batman, Batman & Robin brought a more colorful version to the franchise. Among the bizarre things that happened in the movie, one is remembered to this day: Batman's uniform had nipples. George Clooney believes that what hurt the movie was the mix of a bad script and a weird look. The actor has already apologized to fans several times and confessed that he was happy with the reboot of Christopher Nolan.
10. Jessica Alba - Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer (2007)
Among all the actors who participated in the feature, Jessica Alba is the one that shows the most regret. In the movie, Sue Storm used her powers far less than the male characters, and the actress had to deal with strange requests from the director. On one occasion, he indicated that she “cry more beautifully” and when she failed, he then said that it was enough for her to make a “pretty face” and the tears would be added in post production.
11. Ryan Reynolds - Green Lantern (2011)
Thinking about Ryan Reynolds without associating with Deadpool is almost impossible today, so it may even be hard to remember that in 2011, the actor brought Hal Jordan to life in Green Lantern . The film received much criticism for its poor script and overuse of CGI (even the hero's uniform was made in computer graphics). The actor was so dissatisfied that he refused to reprise his role in future DCEU projects.