I agree! I've liked Maria Bello in other films so it'll be a bit strange to see her play Evelyn. I was also disappointed that the other cast members like Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr wouldn't be in the next Mummy pic.
I agree if they cannot get original stars to do the sequels, they shouldn't make them then.
When they do a movie, they should find out if the original stars will do the sequels if they make them. I have been disappointed at sequels that didn't have the original stars in it so I won't even watch them anymore.
What would Back to the Future be like without Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd?
Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford?
If I know original stars are not in the sequels, I do without seeing them.
Another thing that really frosts my cookies is when they make movies out of old tv shows and ruin them.
Case in point, Starsky and Hutch. It was a great tv show and they ruined it by basically making it a comedy.
I did not liked the first The Incredible Hulk so replacing the actor did not annoy me (i have yet to see it though). I love Christian Bale so I went to see Terminator 4 in the theatre (i was living where there were some back then). I love The Mummy and hated The Mummy Returns (i was loving it until the end....poor Imhotep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) but I love Jet Li so I watched the third movie which I disliked. If they ever do a Batman movie without Christian Bale you can be sure that I will not watch! When Daniel Craig will stop playing James Bond I probably will do the same.