Best Recasts in Film History, Thundercats, Game of Thrones Stage Play, Rocky Prequel, and More

On the March 30, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news, including a Thundercats movie, a Game of Thrones stage play, and a Rocky prequel series. Then they dive into the mailbag and answer a few listener questions.

Opening Banter

 

In The News:

 

In The Mailbag:

  • What is your process of deciding what to watch? My husband and I constantly find ourselves overwhelmed by our watchlists on multiple services along with my Letterboxd queue. We sit down to watch a movie and inevitably spend 20 minutes trying to decide what to watch. How do you manage that? - Missy in FL
  • Wonder Woman was the only DCEU film that I actually loved. I had such high hopes for the sequel, which turned out to be an immense disappointment. Among its many flaws, they somehow managed to make it less PC and more racist than the first movie, which was set during WWI. My question for the crew is: when was the last time you had very high hopes for a movie only to have them completely and utterly dashed? - M from Dakar, Senegal
  • What are the best recasts in film history? I’m thinking of something like Eric Stoltz being replaced with Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future, or Stuart Townsend being swapped out for Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings. What are some of your favorites? - Tyler from Seattle (Note: we should try to stick to instances where someone has literally been cast and started filming, only to then be replaced)

 

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