HOTEL Transylvania 4 is a long-awaited release, but one notable cast member is missing.
Although the Spooky crew returned in full force, Adam Sandler did not return to the film franchise as the voice of Dracula or his former executive producer.
Why not Adam Sandler at Hotel Transylvania 4?
Sony announced in April 2021 that Sandler would not return as Dracula for the fourth film.
Sandler was the executive producer for the first three films, but he’s now completely out of the franchise.
Although Sandler did not comment on his reasons for leaving Hotel Transylvania, it is reported that he signed a $ 250 million deal with Netflix in July 2020.
It is reported that the newly signed deal will drag him out to make films for Netflix and take him away from his former home, Sony Pictures.
As of January 2022, Sony Pictures has not confirmed why Sandler left the franchise.
Who is replacing Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula?
Brian Hull has replaced franchise star Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula.
Hull has experience in the role, having previously voiced a role in the Monster Petz short.
Directors Jennifer Kluska and Derek Dreiman in an interview with UK Radio Times said the film’s storyline allowed for change in actors.
Dryman said, “The fact that he turns out to be a man is a great opportunity to work a little bit differently. He may be a little different than he was in the movies, and that’s natural.
“So, it’s kind of a perfect movie for a guy to come in and fill those shoes.”
Kluska said, “We started with the design and how to make the character feel as different as possible. He’s not going to do the same anime; He’s not going to look the same.
“And it felt like embracing Brian and, more specifically, embracing what makes a difference as a human being. It felt like a great opportunity.”
Where can I view Hotel Transylvania 4?
Hotel Transylvania 4 was originally intended to be released in theaters but due to the Kovid-19 epidemic and the new Omicron transformation, Sony Pictures has decided to release it to the comfort of your own home.
The fourth installment of the series was exclusive on Amazon Prime on the morning of January 14.
The movie is free to anyone who has an Amazon Prime subscription or a free trial.