Liars, the whole thing of them!
Orlando Bloom said again in 2010 that he was accomplished taking part in Will Turner within the Pirates of the Caribbean sequence — one in every of his most iconic roles — and that he positively would not be within the fourth movie. He emphasised that whereas he had a good time making the movies, he needed to “do various things.”
Besides, in fact, Bloom did return as Turner, within the fifth movie: 2017’s Lifeless Males Inform No Tales.
Keira Knightley did the very same factor. She told BBC Radio in 2014 that she wouldn’t return as Elizabeth Swann: “My time has positively handed. I beloved it, it was a tremendous expertise, however I will not be going again.”
Joseph Morgan performed fan-favorite villain Klaus Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries earlier than pivoting to be one of many leads of The Originals, which ran for 5 seasons. When requested if he’d seem within the spinoff Legacies (which starred his character’s daughter), he mentioned, “No, by no means, by no means. You’re by no means going to see it,” he told TV Guide.
“I simply really feel like to return again as a ghost or a flashback or one thing, for me, that journey, that story, has ended. That is the whole story, and it simply would not really feel proper to me to do this,” he added. Properly, joke’s on all of us, as a result of Morgan confirmed up as Klaus within the Legacies sequence finale this 12 months.
Equally, Emily Bett Rickards left Arrow (and different Arrow spinoffs) after Season 6. When requested if she’d wish to return to the present in its final season in any capability, Rickards said, “I really feel like Felicity has accomplished her time.”
She did, nonetheless, find yourself returning for the sequence finale to mourn Oliver — after which reunite with him within the afterlife.
Certainly one of Harrison Ford’s most iconic characters was Han Solo within the Star Wars trilogy. Whereas selling the third movie, nonetheless, he gave the impression to be fairly relieved to be accomplished. “Three is sufficient for me. I used to be glad to see that costume for the final time,” he said. He has additionally revealed that he needed Han to be killed off within the third movie.
He returned in 2015’s The Pressure Awakens due to “a very good script, the chance to work with J.J. [Abrams], who [he’s] admired, and it simply appeared like a good suggestion,” he told Leisure Weekly. Notably, his character was killed off within the movie. He later told GQ, “I am completed with Star Wars if Star Wars is completed with me,” and mentioned that he’d “quite not” reprise the function. “You realize, at this level I would quite do one thing else. Simply because it is extra attention-grabbing to do one thing new.”
Nonetheless, Harrison returned AGAIN as Solo in The Rise of Skywalker. It was rumored he’d return (de-aged) in The Guide of Boba Fett as effectively, nevertheless it by no means got here to be.
Ewan McGregor additionally returned to Star Wars after a longtime denial that he ever would. He lately mentioned in an interview that in case you had requested him in 2003 about reprising his character Obi-Wan Kenobi, he “most definitely” would’ve mentioned no.
Clearly, although, in 2022 he did reprise the function within the sequence Obi-Wan Kenobi. And he is not accomplished — he wants a Season 2 of the miniseries.
Daniel Craig quite infamously mentioned after Spectre that he was accomplished taking part in iconic character James Bond. When requested if he may think about doing one other Bond movie, Craig replied, “Now? I’d quite break this glass and slash my wrists. No, not in the meanwhile. Under no circumstances. That’s high quality. I’m over it in the meanwhile. We’re accomplished. All I wish to do is transfer on.”
He mentioned if he did do one other movie, it’d solely be for the cash…and apparently the cash was good, as a result of he would go on to seem as Bond yet one more time in No Time to Die. Forward of the movie’s launch, Craig expressed regret for his earlier feedback, saying he was joking and was additionally not sure if he’d even be capable to do one other movie, having simply completed filming Spectre with a damaged leg and heading towards his 50s.
Followers had been shocked after the character of Spider-Man/Peter Parker was recast for the third time in 9 years*, particularly contemplating it had solely been two years since Andrew Garfield final performed the character.
However main as much as the third movie with Holland as Spider-Man, followers started to invest if Garfield and Maguire may need appearances within the movie, which was set to be about villains from their film sagas ending up within the MCU.
Nonetheless, Garfield — and Maguire, however principally Garfield — vehemently denied these rumors for over a 12 months, saying he would not return because the character. “No, I…pay attention, I am not within the movie,” Garfield informed the At the moment present. “I really like Spider-Man; I at all times have. I used to be so glad to have performed the half, and I am so excited to see what they do with the third one.” However this all turned out to be lies, as a result of Garfield — together with Maguire — was within the movie in any case!
Chadwick Boseman equally lied about his involvement in Avengers: Endgame, essentially telling a reporter that he wasn’t within the movies as a result of his character had died.
Nonetheless, Boseman was clearly in Endgame, returning with the opposite characters who had been snapped out of existence in Infinity Conflict.
We have one other superhero instance for you! Jennifer Lawrence said she was done taking part in Mystique after X-Males: Apocalypse, confirming it might be her final X-Males movie.
Nonetheless…she ended up showing in Darkish Phoenix a couple of years later. Director Simon Kinberg said that she solely got here again as a result of he was directing, and that she’d approached him saying she wouldn’t return in any other case.
Steve Carell memorably starred as Michael Scott in The Workplace for seven seasons, however he left the sequence after his contract ended. When the present ended two years later, Carell mentioned he would not be returning for the finale season or the finale. “I simply didn’t suppose it was proper for the character, as a result of that character had had an arc inside the story and form of grew and kind of developed previous the concept of the documentary,” he said whereas selling a movie at Sundance.
He also said, “It is like, when you graduate from faculty, you do not wish to be that man two years out who’s sleeping on the dorm ground.” Nonetheless, he ended up making a brief look at Dwight’s marriage ceremony within the sequence finale. In reality, it was the marriage that satisfied Carell to return.
Michael Keaton famously performed Batman/Bruce Wayne in each Batman and Batman Returns within the late ’80s/early ’90s, however he ended up dropping out of continuous to play Bruce in a 3rd movie, saying, “I simply can’t do it” and that he’d “blow [his] brains out” if he did one other Batman movie.
Keaton was accomplished taking part in Bruce/Batman for many years, throughout which era, a number of different actors took on the function. Nonetheless, he is now set to return as his model of Batman in The Flash. “It took a very long time,” he acknowledged about being satisfied to return again. “I’m not simply gonna say I’ll do it. It must be good. And there must be a motive.”
Ben Affleck also said in 2019 that he was accomplished taking part in Batman after Batman v. Superman: Daybreak of Justice and Justice League*. He mentioned that he’d tried to write down a solo movie, however he “could not crack it” and it was time to “let another person take a shot at it.” Robert Pattinson ended up taking up the function in The Batman.
Nonetheless, Affleck can be set to return as his model of Batman in The Flash — in truth, he calls it his greatest work because the character.
Sylvester Stallone has said a number of instances that he is accomplished taking part in Rocky. For instance, after Rocky IV, Stallone said, “Oh, that is it for Rocky. As a result of I don’t know the place you go after you battle Russia. You realize what I imply? You might have that conflict of ideologies and also you tackle supposedly the best preventing machine ever constructed — a biochemically produced Soviet fighter. The place do you go after that?”
Nonetheless, he returned for the critically panned Rocky V and for Rocky Balboa, after which for the Creed movie sequence starring Michael B. Jordan — although he says he is now accomplished with that, too.
Stallone additionally mentioned in 2016 that he was retiring from the function of Rambo, suggesting he was too outdated to play the character. “The center’s keen, however the physique says, ‘Keep dwelling!’” he joked, saying he was glad with the place the fourth movie left the character.
However a fifth movie, which had lengthy been deliberate and simply by no means appeared to pan out, ended up going forward, with the then–72-year-old reprising his function in 2019’s Rambo: Final Blood.
Keanu Reeves told agents for years that he wasn’t enthusiastic about making one other Matrix movie, regardless of curiosity from Warner Bros. — particularly contemplating that his character, Neo, had died on the finish of the third movie.
Nonetheless, when director Lana Wachowski approached him and steered a method to deliver him again for The Matrix Resurrections, he was in — however solely due to her involvement (Wachowski and her sister Lilly had created the saga).
And at last, Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) said she was retiring from Jersey Shore: Household Trip in 2019. “I’m not coming again for Jersey Shore Season 4, if there may be one. The principle motive is I simply can’t do it anymore. Actually, leaving my children to movie it’s actually onerous on me. I attempt to give up each single day. I simply hate being away from the children.”
Nonetheless, not solely did Snooki return in Season 4 (albeit briefly), however she additionally grew to become a predominant forged member once more in Season 5.
Taylor Swift was proper — individuals are individuals, and generally they alter their minds. What do you consider these returning actors? Would you like several of them to return to their function once more? Tell us within the feedback!