HOTEL Transylvania 4 is finally out, but one cast member has been left.
While the spooky crew will return in full force to this film, Adam Sandler has not returned to the film’s original franchise as Dracula’s voice or in his former role of executive producer.
Why is Adam Sandler not in Hotel Transylvania 4, you ask?
Sony announced April 2021 that Sandler would no longer be playing Dracula in the fourth movie.
Sandler was the executive producers for the first three films. But he has since stepped down completely from the franchise.
Sandler did not comment on the reasons he was leaving Hotel Transylvania, but he reportedly signed a $250million Netflix deal in July 2020.
The new deal will allow him to make movies for Netflix, and could even take him out of Sony Pictures, his old home.
Sony Pictures has not yet confirmed Sandler’s departure as of January 20, 222.
Who will take over Dracula’s voice from Adam Sandler?
Brian Hull will now be Dracula’s voice, replacing Adam Sandler, the franchise star.
Hull has experience in the role, having previously voiced the character in the short film Monster Pets.
Directors Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon said in an interview with the UK’s Radio Times that the film’s storyline allowed them to make the change in actors.
Drymon said, “The fact that he turns into a human was a good opportunity to do things a little differently. It’s possible for him to look a bit different than in the movies.
“So, it kind of was the perfect movie to have a person come in and fill those shoes.”
Kluska added, “We started with the design, and how do we make that character feel as different as possible. He’s not going to animate the same; he’s not going to look the same.
It felt like I was embracing Brian, and more specifically accepting what my differences would be as a human. It felt like it was a great opportunity.”
Where can Hotel Transylvania 4 be viewed?
Hotel Transylvania 4 was originally meant to be released in theaters, but Sony Pictures decided that it would be more convenient to release it at your home due to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the new Omicron variant.
The fourth installment of the series was exclusive to Amazon Prime on January 14th.
Amazon Prime subscribers or those who have a free trial will get the film free of charge.
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