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