12 Times When Casts Changed but Our Feelings Remained the Same
Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed character in history. Since his creation in 1887, he has been played by over 75 different actors. This is proof that some movie characters simply steal our hearts. The impeccable work done by the actors makes them memorable, and no matter who plays these parts, we keep rooting for them all the same.
Christian Bale played the famous superhero, Batman, in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. And Robert Pattinson appeared in the most recent version of the story in the film, The Batman.
No matter how many different versions of the iconic comic superhero we have, each portrayal remains in our hearts. Even if we have more coming in the future, we’re sure that Batman will always be a hit. Take a look here at the actor who’d love to play the role if given the chance.
2. Cheaper by the Dozen
The original version of the story was released in 2003, starring Steve Martin in Cheaper by the Dozen. A second version of the movie, also entitled Cheaper by the Dozen, was made in 2022.
3. Gabriella Montez and her new version, Nini
Vanessa Hudgens played Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical movie. And Olivia Rodrigo appeared as Nini in the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
4. Troy Bolton and his new version, Ricky
Zac Efron played Troy Bolton in the High School Musical movie franchise. And Joshua Bassett plays the role of Ricky in the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
5. Doctor Dolittle
Eddie Murphey acted in the original movie, Doctor Dolittle, and Robert Downey Jr. appeared in Dolittle, the remake.
Mara Wilson was the iconic character in Matilda. And Alisha Weir played the role in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Despite the success Matilda had, Mara Wilson decided to take a different path than acting, and these are the reasons why.
7. Miss Honey
Embeth Davidtz played the role of Miss Honey in the film, Matilda. Lashana Lynch played the same role in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical.
8. Miss Trunchbull
Pam Ferris appeared as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda. Emma Thompson played this role in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. If you are curious to see what the rest of the cast looked like in the 1996 movie, take a look here.
9. John and Esther in their new versions, Jack and Ally
Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand played alongside each other in A Star Is Born. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga appeared in the remake of the movie of the same name.
Aileen Quinn appeared in the 1982 movie, Annie, and Quvenzhané Wallis acted in the most recent 2014 adaptation, Annie.
11. Sherlock Holmes
Robert Downey Jr. acted in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in the 2010 Sherlock series, and Henry Cavill starred in the 2020 Enola Holmes film. It’s easy to see why Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed many times, and you can see here where he ranks in the top 10 detectives of all time.
12. Harley Quinn and The Joker
Jared Leto and Margot Robbie played the Joker and Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie. And Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga are set to appear in the new upcoming movie, Joker: Folie à Deux. The singer, Lady Gaga, has created quite a buzz since she launched her career as an actress. If you want to know more about her previous acting work, look here to find out which role required her to undergo a massive transformation.