A reboot is unavoidable when a film franchise reaches a specific number of installments and/or years. Having the original cast present to transmit the mantle to the next generation is a nice method to do this organically. However, not all of those classic films achieve their objectives.

Whether you're taking the trouble of rebooting a property, at the very least, bring back the original star...

Some films were clearly intended to bring about a new phase for their series, only to have their plans thwarted when things didn't go as planned.

If you're going to the trouble of rebooting a series, at the very least, acquire the original star's blessing. Jackpot if they're open-minded and quick-witted enough to deliver their old catchphrase. If they're hesitant or elderly, no problem - just dress them in cosmetics... maybe even prosthetics... hell, turn them into a monkey!

Here are a few examples of major stars graciously passing the mantle to their replacements on screen:

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

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15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

15 Stars Who Passed The Torch By Appearing In Their Franchise’s Remake

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