10 Upcoming Movies That Have Made Terrible Mistakes Already

Replacing Simon Pegg with Kevin James?!

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A lot of movies either live or die by their marketing. Unless you’re part of a franchise or have a huge name starring, directing or (occasionally) producing, you pretty much have to make your own way in the world. So far, these movies have stumbled and they aren’t even out of the gates yet.

Some of them are pretty big titles anyway and could weather the storm, while some of the terrible mistakes may yet be rectified. Others though could end up being a death knell for their respective projects.

Mistakes aren’t necessarily deal breakers; movies sometimes pull off the unexpected, and what seems like a poor decision at first can look brilliant with hindsight. Still, they’ll want to shake off the negative press before they actually reach their release window.

Either through casting, story arcs, promotion or a general lack of cohesion, these films seem quite troubled for now. Many could still turn it around, but Hollywood is littered with decent concepts executed or promoted poorly which audiences quickly turned their backs on.

These movies could well follow suit if they don’t get their act together soon.

10. Not Rebooting Fully - The Suicide Squad

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You can’t just add ‘The’ in front of the title and call it a sequel.

The second Suicide Squad movie is a kind of reboot, kind of sequel which will retool the first movie while still trying to keep things moving forward. Really though, you have to ask why.

There’s a chance it could pull a Ragnarok and be a stroke of genius, but in all likelihood the flaws of the first film will continue to drag it down. A full on reboot feels like a much better option, especially given some of the sweeping changes made already.

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was far and away the most popular thing in the movie, and she’s already being spun off into something else. She’s set to be back for this, but it remains to be seen how big a part she’ll play if they’re establishing a solo arc for her elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Idris Elba was rumoured to have replaced Will Smith’s Deadshot, though it now turns out Deadshot will be absent and Elba is playing another, as yet unknown character.

Going back to the drawing board seems best for all concerned, so let’s hope the first film doesn’t weigh down James Gunn’s efforts.

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