10 Doomed Movies SAVED By Last-Minute Reshoots

Reshoots can kill an otherwise good movie, but sometimes, they end up saving one at the last second!

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When it comes to making movies, there are often times where a cast and crew will need to come back together and fix something that's wrong. A reshoot is simply that, and when it occurs during the normal operation of filmmaking, it's not that big a deal.

Of course, there are those movies that require reshoots for entirely different reasons, often brought about by studio interference or other means. X-Men: Dark Phoenix famously had to completely reshoot its ending to avoid the obvious comparisons to Captain Marvel, and it effectively ruined the movie.

That tends to happen when everything is already said and done, but an outside force requires a change. It's been the bane of any filmmaker working on a DCEU movie, and it's happened time and time again to other projects over the years. Of course, it's not always bad, and occasionally, a reshoot can save a movie.

Granted, that happens far less often, but every once in a while, it turns out to be a positive move for the film. These ten movies didn't necessarily have much going for them before their reshoots, but once they were completed, they were saved from all but certain doom!

10. All The Money In The World

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Back in 2017, one thing above all was set to completely destroy the release of All the Money in the World, and it would require extensive reshoots. Months before the movie had a chance to release, allegations surfaced alleging sexual misconduct from the film's star, Kevin Spacey.

He was playing one of the main characters, and all of his scenes were already in the can. The film was pretty much good to go, but the allegations put a stop on the whole production. The studio realized that it wasn't going to be a wise financial decision to move forward with Spacey, so they removed him from the film.

This all happened two months before the scheduled release date, which left director Ridley Scott in a bit of a pickle. Spacey had already filmed all of his scenes, but that didn't matter anymore. Scott cut him out entirely and had Christopher Plummer come in to replace him.

Plummer knocked out the entire shoot in only nine days, which is incredibly impressive. The film was saved, and Mr. Plummer even managed to receive a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards — for only nine days of work!


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