Live Poll: Is Acting in Prequels Ever a Good Idea?

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The defeat of Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) is just another example of an unsuccessful prequel. So why would an actor EVER want to play an established character in a prequel, with such potential failure on the horizon? Seems like a zero-sum game.

So the question is, despite this conclusion, which of these actors in a prequel do you think actually gave the best performance?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls029293048

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/eXh79OiowNI/

* De Niro as Don Corleone is, of course, the exception that proves the rule and, thus is not included
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Jeorj Euler

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The actors (and the casting directors for that matter) are rarely the problem but rather the scriptwriters, scene directors, acting coaches, script supervisors or scene editors are. Regardless, they all have a part in making sure that the character is portrayed in a way that does not violate the boundaries of reason surrounding the continuity of the part of the story that was previously published. Under what circumstances should an actor turn down a part that represents a younger rendition of an established performance? I'm not sure, but it might be wise for the actor to insist, if possible, that the older and previous actor serve as a consultant in the direction process or the acting process.
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@Jeorj Euler,
I'm not sure, but it might be wise for the actor to insist, if possible, that the older and previous actor serve as a consultant in the direction process or the acting process.
A good example of what you suggest is Young Sheldon (2017– ). Jim Parsons suggested the television series and does the narration.