There are a lot of aspects that go into getting a movie made. A movie studio needs to front the front, a screenwriter needs to pen the script, and an actor needs to agree to a role. In many cases, there are actors and performers ready for a sequel or a return to a popular character. By saying no, a whole movie can die or result in some type of lame sequel that doesn’t quite feel the same. This is the case for ten extremely popular actors and some great potential movies.
Dwayne Johnson is gearing up to play the role Black Adam in DC Comics Shazam movie, but he could have been part of the Justice League and got his own film starring as the Green Lantern. Will Smith has played some crazy roles in films like Men in Black and Wild, Wild, West, but he once got offered to play Superman in the reboot known as Superman Returns. Elf is one of Will Ferrell’s biggest hits, but he turned down millions and millions to return for a sequel. In X-2, Nightcrawler was a memorable character, but the actor said no to sequels and it was several years before we saw the mutant character in an X-Men movie again. The Ghostbusters franchise derailed for several years thanks to Bill Murray who bashed the script for the third film and refused to be a part of it. Other actors that turned down huge roles includes Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Michael Keaton, and Jim Carrey.