Occasionally, actors make resolute statements about never revisiting their roles in sequels, only to subsequently experience a change of heart, resulting in unexpected comebacks that thrill fans and contradict their original proclamations.
Craig portrayed James Bond in the films “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.” After “Spectre” in 2015, he famously stated that he would rather “slash his wrists” than do another Bond film. However, he later confirmed his return for “No Time to Die,” released in 2021.
Maguire portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy. After “Spider-Man 3” in 2007, he expressed uncertainty about returning for a fourth film. Ultimately, the planned fourth installment was canceled, but Maguire later returned to the superhero genre with his appearance in the 2021 film “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Ford famously portrayed the character Han Solo in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. After “Return of the Jedi” in 1983, Ford expressed his desire to see the character killed off. However, he later returned to the role in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in 2019.
Robert Downey Jr
After the success of the 2008 film “Iron Man,” Downey initially stated that he had no interest in doing a sequel. However, he eventually reprised his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including “Iron Man 2,” “The Avengers,” and others.
Weaver played the iconic character Ellen Ripley in the “Alien” franchise. Following “Alien³” in 1992, she initially expressed her intention to move on from the series. However, she later reprised her role in “Alien: Resurrection” in 1997.
Reynolds initially portrayed the character Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the poorly received film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in 2009. Following the negative reception, Reynolds expressed his disinterest in continuing with the character. However, he got a second chance when a standalone “Deadpool” film was greenlit, and he went on to star in “Deadpool” (2016) and “Deadpool 2” (2018).
Portman portrayed Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Thor” films. After “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013, she indicated that she was done with the franchise. However, she surprised fans when it was announced that she would return as Jane Foster in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” set for release in 2022.
Jackman is known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the “X-Men” film series. After “Logan” in 2017, he announced that he was retiring from the role. While he has remained true to his word so far, there has been speculation and fan hopes that he might return in the future.
Reeves played the role of Neo in “The Matrix” trilogy. After “The Matrix Revolutions” in 2003, he expressed his doubts about returning for another film. However, he surprised fans when it was announced that he would reprise his role in “The Matrix Resurrections,” set to release in 2021.
Hardy portrayed Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012). After the film’s release, he stated that he would not return for any sequels. However, he later took on the role of Eddie Brock/Venom in “Venom” (2018) and its sequel, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (2021), expanding the Spider-Man universe.
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