Sometimes great films are given by the performances of their spectacular protagonists. When we finish one of our favorite cinematic sagas, it is usually almost impossible not to feel immediately the lack of the characters – and therefore of the actors – of the same.
Fortunately, there are several who have returned to their origins, picking up again iconic roles and giving us the chance to see them once again as our favorite characters. It goes without saying that success is always guaranteed (here you can find the sagas we would like to see produced).
Here are 5 movie actors who have reprized an iconic role in the film sagas
1) Harrison Ford
The first actor I want to tell you about is Harrison Ford, who made a spectacular return as Han Solo in the Star Wars saga. Harrison Ford previously played Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy (consisting of three films). After many years of activity in Hollywood, the actor agreed to reprise his role in 2015, in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The news obviously sent fans all over the world into raptures.
Ford’s return as Han Solo was one of the film’s most emotional moments, which was a huge box office hit. His interpretationand was acclaimed by critics and audiences, who appreciated his return alongside the new characters in the saga. Thanks to his performance, the character of Han Solo was reinvented in a contemporary way, but without losing the charisma and characterization that made him an icon of science fiction cinema.
2) Sigourney Weaver
The second actress we will talk about is Sigourney Weaver, who reprized her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series. Weaver she first played the character of Ellen Ripley in the 1979 film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott. Her performance was acclaimed by critics and audiences, and made Ripley one of the female characters most iconic of science fiction cinema.
After reprizing the role of Ripley in two sequels, Aliens (1986) and Alien (1992), Weaver made a surprising return to the series with the 1997 film Alien, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. In the movie, Ripley is cloned and comes back to lifealong with some copies of other characters who have already appeared in the series (the actress is also known for the Avatar saga).
3) Mark Hamill
Marl Hamill and the return to the cinematic sagas
Mark Hamill has made a highly anticipated return as Luke Skywalker in the new Star Wars trilogy. After played the character for the first time in 1977 in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Hamill is back as Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in 2015.
Hamill’s return as the beloved character was a highlightthe most awaited by fans of the saga, who expected to find out what happened to the character after the events of the original trilogy. Hamill brought to life a more mature and reflective Luke Skywalker, which he had to face new challenges and new enemies. His performance has been acclaimed by critics and audiences, who have appreciated his ability to create such an iconic and unforgettable character.
4) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone has had a triumphant comeback as Rocky Balboa in the Creed film franchise since 2015.
In Creed, Stallone plays a Rocky Balboa more mature and wise, who becomes the mentor of the young boxer Adonis Creed, son of his old friend and rival Apollo Creed. His performance was acclaimed not only by fans but also by critics, and earned him a Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Stallone’s return as Rocky Balboa allowed fans to relive the emotions and adventures that made Rocky such an iconic and unforgettable character. His presence in Creed added a new depth and dimension to the character, showing a side of Balboa chand had never been seen before.
Stallone has shown that he still has the same passion and commitment that characterized all of his previous films, and his return has allowed fans to see one of their favorite heroes return to fight on the big screen.
5) Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot has a future in movie sagas
Gal Gadot made a spectacular comeback as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film series. After playing the character for the first time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actress reprized her role as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman e Wonder Woman 1984.
His performance in the film has received critical acclaim and although discussed by the public that has clearly divided, breathed new life into the female character of comics. Gal Gadot has proven that she has the strength, grit and beauty to play one of the most popular heroines of all time. His presence in the DCEU films has certainly contributed to the commercial success of the saga.