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12 Casting Decisions That Angered Fans of Beloved Characters


When a beloved book series or comic is adapted for the screen, filmmakers have to tread carefully to cast roles people have already envisioned in their heads. People are looking not only for a physical resemblance to the author's description or artwork, but also a personality match to a certain extent. And when a large faction thinks a poor casting choice was made — hoo boy, stand back.

The most recent example is the casting of Twilight star Robert Pattinson as Batman, but he's just the latest actor to be rejected by fans (and, in some cases, creators) for not being the right person for the job.

1. Robert Pattinson as Batman

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Robert Pattinson is best known for playing a rich brooding vampire with superpowers, so it doesn't seem like that much of a leap to have him play a crimefighting billionaire orphan in a bat costume (don't @ me, DC fans). Regardless, the negative reactions to the announcement he would play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' upcoming Batman reboot were fierce and immediate. Personally, I think people should be way more upset about there being yet another Batman reboot than whether a former sparkly vampire plays him. Again, stay out of my mentions, batpeople.