We all love great movies, and excellent movies are not only the ones with a creative and unique history, but also an impeccable casting. It is the combination of these two that generally makes a movie excellent, and is loved by both the public and critics.
However, there have been cases where a decision to broadcast has left social networks irritating. Well, it’s really not a pretty scene that a filmmaker wants to see. In this article, we have compiled a list of cases in which the filmmaker’s launch decisions encountered a social media storm. Let’s look at these nineteen instances below.
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Although Redmayne ended up earning an Oscar nomination for her role in The Danish Girl, where he plays a transgender, the film initially faced a severe reaction from fans around the world because a cisgender actor was chosen for the role.
Jodie Foster, Taxi Driver
Jodie Foster played the role of a twelve-year-old girl who left her home and has sexual intimacy instead of money. There have been roles that have shown a similar character before, but what angered the fans this time was the fact that the character in question and the actor, both were only twelve years old!
Emma Stone, Aloha
Aloha It hit theaters in 2015, and when it was revealed to the public that it was Emma Stone who plays the title role of AlohaThey were upset and enraged by the choice. The reason behind the violent reaction was the fact that Aloha It embodied on two sides – one had Chinese ancestry and the other Hawaiian.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia
A notable filmmaker was recorded saying that the main protagonist of the Prince of Persia will land on someone with Persian roots. Instead, he went to Jake Gyllenhaal, and the fact that he is not Persian was just an insult to the Persians. The actor also had to face a severe reaction because he assumed the role.
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Another case of a cisgender playing a transgender in a movie, Jared Leto and the movie producers were severely criticized on various social media platforms. Fans felt that a cisgender cannot understand or relate to a transgender and, therefore, is not suitable for the role.
Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger
Although Johnny Depp claimed in an interview that he had a bit of Native American descent, fans were very happy when he assumed the role of Tonto, who accompanies the Lone Ranger as his Native American companion.
Zoe Saldana, Girl
When Zoe Saldana was chosen to play Nina Simone, a real-life legend in a movie titled Nina, the actor faced a lot of criticism from fans who accused her of using a nasal prosthesis and also colored her skin to look darker. The filmmakers were severely criticized as well.
Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra
In the 1963 classic, Elizabeth Taylor faced severe criticism from the public for playing the title role, as people felt that the cast was not appropriate. Cleopatra was mixed race, so choosing Taylor for the role was racially insensitive according to many people.
Angelina Jolie, To Mighty Heart
Based on a real life story, To Mighty Heart It revolves around Mariane Pearl, who is of Afro-Cuban and Dutch descent and was born in France. However, when Angelina Jolie, a white woman was chosen for this role, the public was furious because she insulted people of color. According to the public, a woman of color should have been a better option for the role.
Michael Keaton, Batman
Michael Keaton was heavily criticized by comic book fans when he put on the role of Batman, as they felt that a comedian wearing the bat costume was an insult to the legendary comic book character. There were more than fifty thousand fans who protested against its casting!
Daniel Craig, Royal Casino
People were not completely satisfied and excited when they heard that Daniel Craig was chosen to play James Bond in the movie Royal Casino. They felt that their physique and stature in general meant that they were not in a position to interpret this iconic character. The film received a lot of bad publicity, but it ended well at the box office.
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises
Fans were furious when they saw Anne Hathaway wearing the role of Gatúbela, Selina Kyle, and the main reason behind this was that the public believed it looked horrible in Gatúbela’s suit. Nolan also faced a violent reaction, but the film ended very well at the box office and is now considered a classic.
Robert Pattinson, Twilight
Not many know that Robert Pattinson’s role in the saga Twilight It was not really an instant success. People felt that he was always made to look like a good boy in the roles he had previously played, so the vampire character should have been more exciting. The audience was dissatisfied, but the role finally ended up being one of the most amazing characters on the screen.
Keira Knightley, Pride and Prejudice
Based on Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice It was adapted for the screen and released in 2005. However, instead of being praised, the film ended up being criticized when Keira Knightley ended up playing the role of Elizabeth Bennet when she replaced Jennifer Ehle, who was originally chosen for the same paper.
Matthew Macfadyen, Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice He not only had a launch controversy, but two! Originally, Colin Firth was chosen for a character who was supposed to be more romantic on earth, but fans did not like his performance a bit since they felt he did not play his part perfectly and that he should have been replaced by another person.
Vivien Leigh, Gone With The Wind
Fans were upset when Vivien Leigh was cast in the role of a beautiful Southern in Gone With The Wind. The only problem that the public had with their cast was the fact that she was a British actress, and did not fit the role perfectly.
Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary
In another case of a British actress who plays a southern character, Zellweger was heavily criticized as the audience was furious. The fact that a British actress was allowed to play a girl born in Texas did not sit well with the public and faced a strong reaction.
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Fans were not really satisfied with Jennifer Lawrence’s cast for playing the role of Katniss Everdeen, since she didn’t seem thin enough to play the role. Thousands of fans even ended up signing a petition not to launch it in future deliveries. However, he did not deter filmmakers from choosing in the next installments and Lawrence was praised for his performance.
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Can you imagine the fact that Heath Ledger was not really accepted by comic book fans when he chose the role of the iconic Joker? Well, if fans got away with it, we would have missed one of the most memorable screen performances ever! The fans’ argument was that Heath Ledger was someone of an adorable and handsome guy, and that playing the role of Joker really wouldn’t bring any gravity or charisma. Well, Ledger proved that everyone was wrong and also ended up winning the Oscars for this iconic role.