Clearly they didn't and now it's onscreen and they're stuck with it.
They're not "stuck" with anything. The movie worked fine. The next movie won't suffer in any way, shape or form for it. Both it and the people who make it will be unaffected, unaware, and unconcerned. From what can be seen here, it would appear if anyone is "stuck" with something, it is you.
Your need to rationalise and shape a completely malleable work of mass-media fiction that was/is designed to satisfy a large audience into what you
want and expect is bizarre.