Will Smith famously turned down the role of Neo in 'The Matrix', a decision that created the current timeline in which we live, where Obama is President, Prince is dead and Keanu Reeves is making awesome John Wick movies. Meanwhile Smith is playing second fiddle in poorly-reviewed DC expanded universe movies and is probably questioning when it all went wrong.
The chronicle of filmmaking is peppered with anecdotes like these; crazy what-ifs that had they gone the other way, maybe history wouldn't be totally different, but the movies we love would.
On this week's podcast, Jack O'Brien is joined by Cracked columnists David Christopher Bell and Josh Sargent to talk about some of these movie what-ifs and then take it one step further: think of some disappointing movies from the last few years that would be fixed with one simple change.
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