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* CastTheRunnerUp: At one stage, Creator/RussellCrowe was to play Robin Hood ''[[ActingForTwo and]]'' the Sherriff of Nottingham.


** During the aforementioned cascade of rewrites, Crowe was for a long time attached to play both Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham, under different excuses: They just happened to be [[ActingForTwo played by the same guy]], Robin was a SplitPersonality of the Sheriff, the Sheriff was [[HiredToHuntYourself posing as Robin]] to make justice while upholding an unjust system... Eventually the whole idea was dropped and it all became a much simpler OriginStory.



** Originally, Crowe was set to play both Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham. The idea was dropped.


* ActorAllusion: Creator/MaxVonSydow as a [[Film/TheSeventhSeal bitter old crusader knight]], huh?



* TypeCasting: Father Tancred, the greedy priest who Friar Tuck replaces, is also the {{jerkass}} Archdeacon in ''Series/{{Rev}}'' and smarmy Fra Pavel in ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''. Corrupt and self-serving men of the cloth seem to be a speciality.

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* TypeCasting: {{Typecasting}}: Father Tancred, the greedy priest who Friar Tuck replaces, is also the {{jerkass}} Archdeacon in ''Series/{{Rev}}'' and smarmy Fra Pavel in ''Film/TheGoldenCompass''. Corrupt and self-serving men of the cloth seem to be a speciality.



** Creator/SamRaimi and Creator/BryanSinger were considered to direct at various points.



** Creator/SiennaMiller was originally cast as Marion, but was replaced with Creator/CateBlanchett when the powers that be decided to cast a more age-appropriate Marion for Russell Crowe's Robin. Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/EmilyBlunt, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/AnnabelleWallis, Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MarionCotillard and Creator/CharlizeTheron were all considered for the role.

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** Creator/SiennaMiller was originally cast as Marion, but was replaced with Creator/CateBlanchett when the powers that be decided to cast a more age-appropriate Marion for Russell Crowe's Robin. Creator/EmilyBlunt, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/EmilyBlunt, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/CharlizeTheron, Creator/AnnabelleWallis, Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MarionCotillard Creator/RachelWeisz and Creator/CharlizeTheron Creator/KateWinslet were all considered for the role.



** Creator/JeanReno, Creator/TomerSisley and Creator/GuillaumeGallienne were considered for roles in this film.

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** Creator/JeanReno, Creator/TomerSisley and Creator/GuillaumeGallienne were Creator/JeanReno was considered for roles a role in this film.film.
** According to Creator/MarkStrong, Sir Godfrey was originally called Conrad and was based on Guy of Gisbourne. He described the original character as having blond hair and a disfigurement from being struck by a crossbow bolt.


* TroubledProduction: As noted in this [[http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robint/reiff.html interview]], the script got hit with extensive re-writes, turning it from a SympatheticPOV story of the Sheriff of Nottingham, to a [[Film/FightClub Fight Club-esque]] story, to an origins story of the title character. Also, Crowe and Scott weren't getting along well on set, which eventually soured their relationship. In addition to that, the film's budget had ballooned from 155 million to around 200 million according to some sources and around 16 minutes were cut before its theatrical release (which were latter reinserted into the home video release).

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* TroubledProduction: As noted in this [[http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robint/reiff.html interview]], the script got hit with extensive re-writes, turning it from a SympatheticPOV story of the Sheriff of Nottingham, to a [[Film/FightClub Fight Club-esque]] ''Film/FightClub''-esque story, to an origins story of the title character. Also, Crowe and Scott weren't getting along well on set, which eventually soured their relationship. In addition to that, the film's budget had ballooned from 155 million to around 200 million according to some sources and around 16 minutes were cut before its theatrical release (which were latter reinserted into the home video release).


* TheCastShowOff: Alan Doyle, the actor who played one of Robin's cohorts (Allan A'Dayle), is the lead singer of the Canadian band Great Big Sea. He sings throughout the movie, usually while playing a stringed instrument.

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* TheCastShowOff: TheCastShowoff: Alan Doyle, the actor who played one of Robin's cohorts (Allan A'Dayle), is the lead singer of the Canadian band Great Big Sea. He sings throughout the movie, usually while playing a stringed instrument.


* TroubledProduction: As noted in the extensive re-writes listed under WhatCouldHaveBeen, Scott and Crowe weren't getting along well on set, which eventually soured their relationship. In addition to that, the film's budget has ballooned to around 200 million according to some sources and around 16 minutes were cut before its theatrical release.

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* TroubledProduction: As noted in this [[http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robint/reiff.html interview]], the script got hit with extensive re-writes listed under WhatCouldHaveBeen, re-writes, turning it from a SympatheticPOV story of the Sheriff of Nottingham, to a [[Film/FightClub Fight Club-esque]] story, to an origins story of the title character. Also, Crowe and Scott and Crowe weren't getting along well on set, which eventually soured their relationship. In addition to that, the film's budget has had ballooned from 155 million to around 200 million according to some sources and around 16 minutes were cut before its theatrical release.release (which were latter reinserted into the home video release).


** Creator/SiennaMiller was originally cast as Maid Marian, but dropped out. Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/EmilyBlunt, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/AnnabelleWallis, Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MarionCotillard and Creator/CharlizeTheron were all considered for the role.
** Creator/RhysIfans was rumored for the role of King Richard, but CreatorDannyHuston was cast.

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** Creator/SiennaMiller was originally cast as Maid Marian, Marion, but dropped out.was replaced with Creator/CateBlanchett when the powers that be decided to cast a more age-appropriate Marion for Russell Crowe's Robin. Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/EmilyBlunt, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/AnnabelleWallis, Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MarionCotillard and Creator/CharlizeTheron were all considered for the role.
** Creator/RhysIfans was rumored for the role of King Richard, but CreatorDannyHuston Creator/DannyHuston was cast.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Probably to shorten running time, a key scene was cut from the theatrical cut [[spoiler: where Robin comes out as an impostor of Sir Robert Loxley.]] In the present version [[spoiler: we are led to believe that Robin successfully maintained his deception until the battle scene where suddenly everyone is cheering him by his real name Longstride.]] This creates a plot hole because [[spoiler: John outlaws him partly for impersonating a knight.]] Nearly 20 minutes of footage were cut, but were restored in the [[ReCut home video release]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Probably to shorten running time, a key scene was cut from the theatrical cut [[spoiler: where Robin comes out as an impostor of Sir Robert Loxley.Loxley at the first opportunity.]] In the present version [[spoiler: we are led to believe that Robin successfully maintained his deception until the battle scene where suddenly everyone is cheering him by his real name Longstride.]] This creates a plot hole because [[spoiler: John outlaws him partly for impersonating a knight.]] Nearly 20 minutes of footage were cut, but were restored in the [[ReCut home video release]].


* TheCastShowOff: Alan Doyle, the actor who played one of Robin's cohorts (Allan A'Dayle), is the lead singer of the Canadian band Great Big Sea. He sings throughout the movie, usually while playing a stringed instrument.



* DyeingForYourArt: In response to criticisms that he was too old to play Robin Hood, Creator/RussellCrowe crash dieted before filming began.



* StillbornFranchise: A planned sequel was canceled due to the film's poor performance at the box office.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robint/reiff.html As detailed in an interview]] with one of the original writers, [[http://www.raindance.co.uk/site/picture/upload/image/books/Nottingham.pdf the original script (PDF file)]], titled ''Nottingham'', was about a heroic Sheriff of Nottingham who is caught up between a power struggle between John and Richard - while at the same time investigating serial killings in the area. Robin Hood, portrayed as a self-serving rogue, is a RedHerring suspect of the murders, but in the end he and the Sheriff work together to resolve the conflicts. The script was bought by Universal, and Russell Crowe and Creator/RidleyScott got on board. The script was rewritten to make Robin Hood an alter ego of the Sheriff, and then the original story was replaced entirely. The only thing the original script and the final product have in common (besides the general subject matter) is making the Queen Mother Eleanor of Aquitaine a key supporting character. What makes this bad is the realization that the screenwriters of ''Nottingham'' have no rights over their unused script, essentially leaving another original and unique take on Robin Hood unable to be used, and the writers with no involvement on the finished, Brian Helgeland-written product save co-writing credits. That's cold.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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[[http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robint/reiff.html As detailed in an interview]] with one of the original writers, [[http://www.raindance.co.uk/site/picture/upload/image/books/Nottingham.pdf the original script (PDF file)]], titled ''Nottingham'', was about a heroic Sheriff of Nottingham who is caught up between a power struggle between John and Richard - while at the same time investigating serial killings in the area. Robin Hood, portrayed as a self-serving rogue, is a RedHerring suspect of the murders, but in the end he and the Sheriff work together to resolve the conflicts. The script was bought by Universal, and Russell Crowe Creator/RussellCrowe and Creator/RidleyScott got on board. The script was rewritten to make Robin Hood an alter ego of the Sheriff, and then the original story was replaced entirely. The only thing the original script and the final product have in common (besides the general subject matter) is making the Queen Mother Eleanor of Aquitaine a key supporting character. What makes this bad is the realization that the screenwriters of ''Nottingham'' have no rights over their unused script, essentially leaving another original and unique take on Robin Hood unable to be used, and the writers with no involvement on the finished, Brian Helgeland-written product save co-writing credits. That's cold.cold.
** Originally, Crowe was set to play both Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham. The idea was dropped.
** Creator/ChristianBale and Creator/SamRiley were considered for Robin Hood.
** Creator/SiennaMiller was originally cast as Maid Marian, but dropped out. Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/EmilyBlunt, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/AnnabelleWallis, Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MarionCotillard and Creator/CharlizeTheron were all considered for the role.
** Creator/RhysIfans was rumored for the role of King Richard, but CreatorDannyHuston was cast.
** Creator/VanessaRedgrave was originally cast as Eleanor of Aquitaine, but she dropped out, after the death of her daughter Natasha Richardson.
** Creator/JeanReno, Creator/TomerSisley and Creator/GuillaumeGallienne were considered for roles in this film.


* ExecutiveMeddling: Probably to shorten running time, a key scene was cut from the theatrical cut [[spoiler: where Robin comes out as an impostor of Sir Robert Loxley.]] In the present version [[spoiler: we are led to believe that Robin successfully maintained his deception until the battle scene where suddenly everyone is cheering him by his real name Longstride.]] This creates a plothole because [[spoiler: John outlaws him partly for impersonating a knight.]] Nearly 20 minutes of footage were cut, but were restored in the [[ReCut home video release]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Probably to shorten running time, a key scene was cut from the theatrical cut [[spoiler: where Robin comes out as an impostor of Sir Robert Loxley.]] In the present version [[spoiler: we are led to believe that Robin successfully maintained his deception until the battle scene where suddenly everyone is cheering him by his real name Longstride.]] This creates a plothole plot hole because [[spoiler: John outlaws him partly for impersonating a knight.]] Nearly 20 minutes of footage were cut, but were restored in the [[ReCut home video release]].


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* MissingTrailerScene: A crucial one at that; see ExecutiveMeddling above.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus]] is Robin Hood.
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Galadriel]] is Lady Marion.
** [[Film/TheExorcist Father Merrin]] is Walter.
** [[Series/GameOfThrones King Robert Baratheon]] is Friar Tuck.
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Martin Keamy]] is Little John(!!!).
** [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Mr. Darcy]] is the Sheriff of Nottingham.
** [[Film/KickAss Frank D'Amico]] is Sir Godfrey.
** [[{{Wolverine}} William Stryker]] is King Richard the Lionheart.
** [[Film/TheForceAwakens Poe Dameron]] is King John.
** [[{{Comicbook/IncredibleHulk}} General Ross]] (2008 film version) is William Marshal.
** [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Perrier La Padite]] (the French peasant from the beginning) is one of the French messengers.
** [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Charlotte La Padite]] is Queen Isabella.
** [[BandOfBrothers Don Malarkey]] is Will Scarlet.
* HeyItsThatVoice: If you happen to be a fan of the Newfoundland band Great Big Sea, you'll get a surprise when Allan A'Dayle starts singing...


** [[Film/InsideLlewynDavis Llewyn Davis]] is King John.

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** [[Film/InsideLlewynDavis Llewyn Davis]] [[Film/TheForceAwakens Poe Dameron]] is King John.


** [[KickAss Frank D'Amico]] is Sir Godfrey.

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** [[KickAss [[Film/KickAss Frank D'Amico]] is Sir Godfrey.


** [[{{Gladiator}} Maximus]] is Robin Hood.
** [[TheLordOfTheRings Galadriel]] is Lady Marion.

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** [[{{Gladiator}} [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus]] is Robin Hood.
** [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Galadriel]] is Lady Marion.



** [[{{Lost}} Martin Keamy]] is Little John(!!!).
** [[{{PrideAndPrejudice}} Mr. Darcy]] is the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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** [[{{Lost}} [[Series/{{Lost}} Martin Keamy]] is Little John(!!!).
** [[{{PrideAndPrejudice}} [[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice Mr. Darcy]] is the Sheriff of Nottingham.



* TypeCasting: Father Tancred, the greedy priest who Friar Tuck replaces, is also the {{jerkass}} Archdeacon in ''Series/{{Rev}}'' and smarmy Fra Pavel in ''TheGoldenCompass''. Corrupt and self-serving men of the cloth seem to be a speciality.

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* TypeCasting: Father Tancred, the greedy priest who Friar Tuck replaces, is also the {{jerkass}} Archdeacon in ''Series/{{Rev}}'' and smarmy Fra Pavel in ''TheGoldenCompass''.''Film/TheGoldenCompass''. Corrupt and self-serving men of the cloth seem to be a speciality.

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* TroubledProduction: As noted in the extensive re-writes listed under WhatCouldHaveBeen, Scott and Crowe weren't getting along well on set, which eventually soured their relationship. In addition to that, the film's budget has ballooned to around 200 million according to some sources and around 16 minutes were cut before its theatrical release.

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