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In Hollywood, old is new again

In the summer months, Hollywood is often accused of doing the same thing, over and over and over again. Well, that all changes this summer.

In Hollywood, old is new again

In the summer months, Hollywood is often accused of doing the same thing, over and over and over again. Well, that all changes this summer.

This summer, Hollywood is doing the same thing, over and over again, but with entirely different people!

Here’s a quick look at how studios are putting new faces in old roles, bringing new life to old brands.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, replacing Michelle Pfeiffer who played the role in 2004.

SPIDER-MAN

Andrew Garfield replaces Tobey Maguire (2002).

THE BOURNE LEGACY

Jeremy Renner takes the franchise reins from Matt Damon (2002).

THE AVENGERS

Mark Ruffalo is the new Hulk, replacing Ed Norton (2008’s “Incredible Hulk”) and Eric Bana (“The Hulk” 2003). Third time’s a charm?

SPARKLE

Jordin Sparks replaces Irene Cara from “Sparkle” ’79.

TOTAL RECALL

Colin Farrell replaces Arnold Schwarznenegger’s super-sized 1990 original.

Gary Thompson Daily News Film Critic
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