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  • Development Hell: The reboot was in the works since the turn of the millennium.
  • Missing Trailer Scene: The teaser trailer features Inspector Clouseau using the glass breaking device he got from Agent 006. This scene is not in the final film.
  • The Other Darrin: Kevin Kline played Dreyfus in the first entry, but was replaced with John Cleese in the second.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Among those considered to take over as Clouseau were Jim Carrey, Kevin Kline, Mike Myers, Kevin Spacey and Robin Williams. Kline was instead cast as Inspector Dreyfus.
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    • Jackie Chan was considered for the part of Clouseau's Chinese assistant, Cato Fong. But the filmmakers decided they didn't want to use a politically incorrect character, and replaced Cato with the Frenchman Ponton.
    • In the early stages, Paul Giamatti was considered for the role of Dreyfus and there were even plans for a running gag that would have had the Pink Panther animated character worked into the actual story by having him appear as Dreyfus' madness-induced hallucinations.

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