13 Names In Iconic Movies That Were Originally Totally Different

13 Names In Iconic Movies That Were Originally Totally Different

There's no doubting that a handful of cult films, especially those produced around the century, have gone towards becoming household classics. Some films have functioned as historical landmarks and golden age masterpieces, deserving an unlimited number of viewings.

The cultural effect of these films makes it incredibly difficult to believe that our loved films could have been termed something entirely different at one point.

When it concerns iconic films, characters and more importantly, the performers who gave the role a genuine face, we all have our favorites. We felt that of the dozens of varied interpretations of multiple personalities from Hollywood films, there have been at least a handful that should be left and not ever recast.

Names from well-known films that were formerly completely distinct…

Names in films go through numerous rounds of development, just like everything else, and names that are now pop cultural icons originated late in the creative process. The fact is, some of the original names were downright bizarre.

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker's original name was kind of way more badass. In a 1975 draft of the Star Wars script, he was Luke Starkiller, and his brother was already a Rebel captain. CRACKED.COM


Harry Potter

Dean Thomas from Harry Potter was originally going to be Gary. When they told the actor who played him, Alfred Enoch, on a podcast, he said It was going to be what? Gary? Wow, that is nuts. CRACKED.COM


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia wasn't supposed to be named that. They were actually going to name him Rob (just like Rob McElhenney, who plays him). CRACKED.COM



The Nostromo from Alien originally had a pretty weird name for a spaceship. For unclear reasons, in the original script, the ship was just called Snark. CRACKED.COM


Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon's initial name was kinda different from what you know. The first name they gave him was Rocky Raccoon, and it changed purely for legal reasons -- he was named after a Beatles song, and Marvel's legal team didn't like that. CRACKED.COM


Captain America

Captain America wasn't actually going to be named Captain America at first. Co-creator Joe Simon said, I wrote the name 'Super American' at the bottom of the page, but he changed his mind later. There were too many 'Supers' around. 'Captain America' had a good sound to it. CRACKED.COM



Rey from Star Wars was originally supposed to be named Keera. Daisy Ridley says that JJ Abrams. told me it was meant to be Keera. And then, when we were already shooting in Abu Dhabi, he told me that he was thinking of going with Rey, which I thought was frickin' awesome. CRACKED.COM


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