Hotel Transylvania 4 is the fourth and final installment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise. This is one of the most anticipated animated films of the year. Hotel Transylvania, the first film of the film series was released in 2012 and has been very popular worldwide in the animation genre. Hotel Transylvania 4 or Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is set to release in theaters on July 23, 2021. The series revolves around the life of Count Dracula and the other monsters around him, who live together in the titular Hotel Transylvania. The film stars Adam Sandler as the main voice actor alongside Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, and the remaining ensemble.
The final part of the film will see Count Dracula and the other monsters in Hotel Transylvania turn into humans due to experiments conducted by Van Helsing. Meanwhile, Dracula’s son-in-law, Johnny, will be seen turning into a monster. However, despite the massive transformation in the storyline, the biggest change in Hotel Transylvania 4 is Adam Sandler’s Count Dracula who is replaced by Brian Hull. Unfortunately, Adam Sandler won’t be returning as his character in Hotel Transylvania 4.Since fans are upset about saying goodbye to their favorite character from the film franchise, let’s see why Adam Sandler left Hotel Transylvania 4.
Adam Sandler as Count Dracula
Adam Sandler was first chosen to voice the role of Count Dracula in 2012 in the first installment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise. Since then, he has continued to lend his voice as the main protagonist of Drac or Count Dracula. Sandler was seen reprising his role for Hotel Transylvania 2, the second film in the franchise, and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, the third installment in the film series. He also appeared as Count Dracula in Puppy !, an animated short fantasy comedy film based on the main franchise. Sandler was widely accepted for his voiceover worldwide and received much love and appreciation from viewers. Now considered one of the most popular roles of his career. Sandler was nominated for several awards for his voice role as Count Dracula and won the 2013 USA Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Voice from Animated Film.
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Why Did Adam Sandler Leave Hotel Transylvania 4? This is why actors quit before the finals
It was recently officially announced that Adam Sandler is leaving Hotel Transylvania 4 and will not return as Count Dracula.
Adam Sandler’s departure from the Hotel Transylvania franchise just before the film’s final installment has shocked fans around the world. It has been officially confirmed that Adam Sandler will not be reprising his role as Count Dracula for Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania which will be released sometime in late July. Sandler left the Hotel Transylvania franchise after playing the role for nearly nine years, since 2012. The new role for Count Dracula has been taken by Brian Hull, who previously voiced the character in Hotel Transylvania’s short film Monster Pets.
So far, Sony has not confirmed the reasons behind Adam’s departure. On the other hand, Adam Sandler also has not commented on the matter. Therefore, why Adam Sandler decided to leave Hotel Transylvania 4 is still not officially known. While fans have already sensed Sandler’s absence after releasing the official trailer, creators Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon don’t seem to share the same feelings. In a recent press statement, Derek mentioned that when Dracula turned human in the last film, it gave the maker a great opportunity to try something different with his character. Derek stated that the change in voice roles would make Dracula’s screen transformation more natural.
Jennifer also shared that embracing off-screen role differences when characters were changed on-screen seemed a great opportunity. The director of the first three films in the franchise, Genndy Tartakovsky has previously shared about a certain creative conflict with Adam, but we can’t conclude that is the official reason behind Sandler’s exit. Sandler also served as executive producer of the first three films of the Hotel Transylvania franchise. However, he is also not associated with the production of Hotel Transylvania 4 anymore. Regardless of Adam Sandler’s reasons for leaving Hotel Transylvania 4, it can definitely be said that he will be sorely missed as the voice behind Count Dracula.
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