Therin of Andor wrote:
I was rather upset at the way they dismissed the character so casually, especially since Majel had died between the two movies.
And yet, if they'd cast someone in the role after Majel's death you can bet
that people would be now accusing the writers of tainting Majel's legacy.
I'd never have thought that. The whole cast has been recast, so continuing to use the character of Chapel continues Majel's legacy,and this is coming from a huge Majel fan.
But sure, somebody would think that. It wouldn't surprise me though if some Chapel haters took that position just to justify their not wanting the character in the movies.