15 Movies That Changed Directors During Production

15 Movies That Changed Directors During Production

Movies are hard to make, and sometimes you just gotta quit, because hey, if you're making Red Sonja, that's gonna be a cool experience, but you know what isn't? Trying to force a huge robot in there because the producer keeps insisting you need, you just NEEEED a giant spider robot in act three, even though this a drama set in New England in 1850. Giant Spider Bot. For this reason, and many more, directors often call off the project. Sometimes, though, this happens when the film is already underway -- in pre-production or even half-way through filming. 

Listen, if you were taking over a project someone made halfway through, how well do you think you'd do? Some of these films are abysmal, a small few are great, but all of them are weird as hell, because… well, because of everything. Here are the orphaned children adopted into new good homes.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Movies That switched Directors Doctor strange in the Multiverse of Madness scott Derrickson sam Raimi Raimi took over from Derickson as the Multiverse moved from madness to cameos. CRACKED.COM

Source: UPROXX


Movies That switched Directors solo Phil Lord and chris Miller Ron Howard Howard made a mediocre Star Wars film after Lord and Miller were fired for trying to make a Lord and Miller movie. CRACKED.COM

Source: Looper


Movies That switched Directors Deadpool David Goyer Tim Miller Goyer was trying to do Deadpool with Ryan Reynolds before X-Men Origins: Wolverine happened - a vision that Miller helped become a reality. GRACKED.COM

Source: Looper

The Rise of Skywalker

Movies That switched Directors The Rise of skywalker colin Trevorrow J. J. Abrams After the critical failure of That Movie About a Kid Who Hooks His Mom Up with a Teacher, and the Princess Leia recasting issue, Trevorrow was removed from Star Wars and Abrams returned. Yay. CRACKED.COM

Source: Collider


Movies That switched Directors spartacus Anthony Mann stanley Kubrick Kirk Douglas personally brought Kubrick in after firing Mann for being a coward. CRACKED.COM

Source: Express

The Hobbit

Movies That switched Directors The Hobbit Peter Jackson Guillermo del Toro Peter Jackson Jackson wasn't available or interested, so del Toro stepped in-until executive meddling and development hell led to him leaving the project with only enough time for Jackson to come back on. CRACKED.COM

Batman Begins

Movies That switched Directors Batman Begins Darren Aronofsky christopher Nolan Aronofsky's impossibly down-to-earth movie (Alfred is a mechanic, Bruce's suit is made of scraps) was canned, and Nolan came on with a neo-noir take. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vulture

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