To become a box office hit, a movie make sure has to advertise their big name actors and get fans introduced to the protagonists and antagonists. While this usually works to get audiences to flock to the movie, a few times, these viewers have been completely surprised when one of the main stars is killed off very early in the film. In these cases fans were very misled as to who the main star was in trailers and promotions, because in the end they didn’t make it through half of of the movie! Here are 10 movies that shocked fans by killing the main character early:
10. The Place Beyond The Pines
It didn’t take long for Ryan Gosling to become one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood and there was no denying he was the main draw to the 2012 film The Place Beyond The Pines. His prominence in trailers and posters made it even more surprising when his character, Luke, was killed only about one third of the way into the film!