I read a whole article about this once. The hottest script in Hollywood a while back was a movie called Nottingham. The main character was the Sheriff of Nottingham, and he was a man caught in the middle of a war. In one side was a horrible Prince John that was a bad ruler and was horrible to the people. On the other side was Robin Hood and his men, trying to overthrow the Prince. And caught in the middle was all the normal people that just wanted to live their lives. The sheriff only wanted to keep the people under his protection safe. Safe from the Prince, safe from Robin Hood, and safe from the war.
It should have been a really good movie.
Then they hired Russell Crowe to be Robin Hood. And he immediately began demanding they change the script. He couldn’t stand being a B character, and not the hero of the story. So they changed it and changed it until it was just a shitty remake of every other Robin Hood movie. And now everyone has probably forgotten that that movie even existed.