Casting Fails That Make You Wonder What The Studio Was Thinking

For critics and movie fans, it’s easy to spot a good or bad movie from a mile away. And one of the factors that make or break a film for those people is the actors. The talent is often the backbone of the entire movie, so if someone is improperly cast, the results can be devastating.

Critics weren’t too thrilled with Natalie Portman after seeing her seemingly uninterested portrayal of Jane Foster in Thor. And fans couldn’t have been more disappointed with Scarlett Johansson playing a Japanese manga character. In your opinion, what is the worst casting fail? Keep reading; it might be on this list.

Hayden Christensen In Star Wars

Hayden Christensen In Star Wars
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

While super fans of the Star Wars franchise have more than one thing to say about the prequel films, casting is on the top of the list of complaints, right below careless cinematography. With well over 1,500 actors pursuing the role of the infamous Jedi Anakin Skywalker, fans had to deal with a broody Hayden Christensen for two films.

Of course, a lot of the “casting fail” is chalked up to the corny script, too. But it didn’t help that Christensen was unable to encompass the darkness that should have come with his turn to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader.