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Twitter Users Ponder What Famous Side Characters Deserve Their Own Film

By Petr Knava | Social Media | October 1, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | October 1, 2020 |


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You know them. You love them. They’re the ones who sparkle around the edges of a story, who crackle with life and joy in limited screen time. Who intrigue and beguile and who leave you wanting to know and see more.

Of course sometimes the magic of a side character is entwined with their status, and if they were granted more screen time the harsh light of exposure would change things. The magic would fade. It had drawn its power from what was left unsaid, and our fertile imaginations filled in the blanks. But who knows—maybe some of these bit players would make for perfect main characters.

In response to a prompt from the official Toronto International Film Festival tweet, Twitter users pondered the latter possibility: Side characters that they were so bewitched by so as to wish for a whole film based just on them. But before we get into that, let’s just remember these two legends:

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Okay now on with the Twitter roundup:




Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.



Image sources (in order of posting): Warner Bros. Pictures, Cinecom Pictures