10 Recent Movie Reshoots That Were INSANELY Obvious

Quantumania's final scene is one of the most blatant reshoots ever.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania
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Until relatively recently, the very mention of reshoots was enough to suggest that any movie undergoing additional photography was a troubled, even doomed project that had no chance of turning out well.

But of course, reshoots are a natural part of the filmmaking process, especially on larger-scale productions with an enormous number of moving parts which can't necessarily be tracked during principal photography.

And while filmmakers and crew members typically put a ton of effort into ensuring that the new material slots effortlessly into the original footage, that's much easier said than done.

And so, these 10 recent movies all underwent reshoots but failed to convincingly massage them into the final cut. Instead, they glaringly stick out and suggest that the filmmakers struggled to nudge their projects to the finish line.

It says a lot about the state of Hollywood right now that half the movies on this list are superhero fare - and more to the point, superhero fare received with utter indifference by critics and audiences alike.

While reshoots aren't inherently bad, it's clear that many of these movies started shooting without doing their due diligence...

10. Hobbs Returns - Fast X

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania

It's no secret that Fast X had a rough start to production, with franchise veteran director Justin Lin quitting the film mere days into production, allegedly due to difficulties working with lead Vin Diesel.

The rest of the shoot seemed to go relatively smoothly under Lin's replacement Louis Leterrier, but it's tough to deny that the movie's mid-credits scene ends up sticking out like a sore thumb, for better or worse.

Said sequence reveals the surprise return of Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to the series - surprising given that Johnson previously vowed he wouldn't return to the mainline Fast franchise due to his highly publicised disagreements with Diesel.

Yet Johnson indeed returns in the mid-credits scene, in what's clearly a case of the filmmakers pushing the "in case of emergency, Dwayne Johnson" button, given the series' generally declining popularity.

Leterrier himself confirmed that the scene was shot later, and considering that Hobbs spends most of the scene wearing a face mask with Johnson's face visible only for a few seconds at the end - with a stand-in likely performing most of the scene - it's clear this thing was cobbled together last minute.


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