Adam Sandler was replaced by Ben Stiller in the third Hotel Transylvania film.
In late 2020, Adam Sandler announced that he would be leaving the Hotel Transylvania franchise to pursue other projects. He was replaced by Ben Stiller in the third film, which will release in 2022. Although this move came as a surprise to many fans of the series, it’s not uncommon for actors to be replaced when it comes to franchises. The trend of replacing lead actors started with Star Wars and has continued with many other popular movie series, including Jurassic Park and Mission: Impossible.
Why did Adam Sandler leave Hotel Transylvania?
Sandler has had a busy schedule over the past few years, acting in several films and television shows per year. In 2018 alone, he starred in Sandy Wexler, The Week Of and Murder Mystery alongside Jennifer Aniston. The following year saw him star in Sandy Wexler 2: Never Go Back and Murder Mystery 2: Second Chance alongside Jennifer Aniston. He also hosted Saturday Night Live three times between 2017 and 2019.
In late 2020, Sandler announced that he would be leaving the Hotel Transylvania franchise to pursue other projects.
The actor made his decision public during an interview with Variety on November 15th.
He said that “I don’t want to overstay my welcome… I think it’s time for me to do something else… I just want them [Sony Pictures] to go make another great movie! I don’t want them thinking about me!”
“What is Adam Sandler’s net worth?”
Adam Sandler’s net worth is estimated at $300 million.
Sandler is one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors.
He earned $80 million between June 2016 – June 2017.
His highest grossing movies are Grown Ups ($271 million), Grown Ups 2 ($247 million) & Jack & Jill ($150 million).