Acting in a blockbuster is not all candy and sunshine. With hundreds of millions of dollars riding on the film’s success, a lot of pressure can be placed on the crew which is then transferred to the actors. That’s not to say that this is a frequent thing, but it has occurred enough to the point where it’s burst in sudden ways, such as George Clooney and David O. Russell’s fist fight during the filming of Three Kings or Christian Bale’s infamous rant against cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation.
What tends to really happen, though, is things change during production. What someone signed on to do initially was altered while filming and set the actor on a different course without them even knowing about it until it was too late. This happens more often then we’d like to think, especially when studio executives begin interfering with the creative vision/direction of a film.
With that being said, here are seven actors that have been a part of a comic book movie only to be unfortunately screwed over in some way. Some of them have bounced back, thankfully, but not all of them.