It’s a simple game:
Improve a movie by replacing any one actor (or actors…?) with the same actor playing a role from another one of their movies.
Pirates of the Caribbean, but Johnny Depp is still playing Edward Scissorhands.
John Wick, but Keanu Reeves is just bumbling, goofy Ted “Theodore” Logan.
Fair warning, I think my wife’s entry is hard to beat:
Multiplicity, but Michael Keaton keeps making dumber and dumber Batman clones.
I was going to make a joke about Edward Scissorhands swashbuckling with his fingers, but then I thought about how many buckles that dude with the scissors for hands had on his outfit and I just sort of stared off into space for several minutes.
So many possibilities to put The Dude from The Big Lebowski into another Jeff Bridges role. I think my favorite would be Starman, with Karen Allen pulling her hair out trying to get a laid-back stoner alien to take being chased by the government seriously.
Has to be said : Robert Pattinsons Batman in Twilight.
Hugh Jackman’s Logan in The Greatest Showman.
“You’ll take 7 percent and like it, bub.”
Same, but either Ed Wood or Sam from Benny and Joon.
I think we all know that Village of the Giants would be a substantially better movie if it had starred Clint Howard.
Icebreaker replacing Matt Foster with Sam Gamgee from Lord of the Rings.
I just learned the other day that Samwise Gamgee’s adoptive father was the original Gomez Addams.
I don’t know how this affects anything, but I feel like more people need to know it.
John Astin, who also played the Riddler once on TV’s Batman. Talk about a weird family tree.
But, Sean was adopted.
Christian Bale’s impersonation of Robert DeNiro in American Hustle in any of his Batman movies. Not as Bruce Wayne, only as Batman.
And the title character from North (the movie that prompted Roger Ebert’s infamous “I hated this movie!” rant) as Frodo.