Every couple of years, when Hollywood runs out of fresh ideas it returns to the well of franchises that have proved to be hits. However, a few are in serious updating and, with the main stars aging, a fresh crop of actors to take over the series. However, we’re not suggesting that all of them follow the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit route and star from point zero. That’s been done before, multiple times (see: Batman, Superman).
In fact, some of these series just need a new star and different approach. James Bond has done this multiple times with varied success. But think about it, Mission: Impossible is producing a fifth film. Isn’t it time for Tom Cruise to move on? What if the series slotted in Charlize Theron in the main role and went on its merry way with a female pulling spy duty? Or how about letting Joss Whedon take over the reigns of the Scream franchise? We’d love to liven up the screen with a Michael B. Jordan/Zac Efron Lethal Weapon team, or Tom Hardy taking over Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones whip.
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