Why isn’t Paul Rudd appearing in the Friends Reunion? (Picture: Warner Bros.)
Friends fans are understandably baffled, broken and confused to find Paul Rudd missing from the cast list for the upcoming reunion special on HBO Max.
The Marvel star was a key player in the final two seasons of Friends as Phoebe Buffay’s dreamy husband Mike, and essentially became one of the main cast members towards the end of the show’s 10 seasons.
But while the Friends Reunion – which unveiled its first teaser yesterday – boasts special guest stars like David Beckham, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, Paul was noticeably missing.
Other cast members, including Elliot Gould (Jack Geller), Reese Witherspoon (Jill Greene) Maggie Wheeler (Janice) and James Michael Tyler (Gunther) are, however, on board.
Demanding justice for Paul and other notable stars of the sitcom such as Cole Sprouse (Ben) and Christina Applegate (Amy) who are also absent, fans took to Twitter in their angry droves to vent.
‘Me looking at the producers trying to find out why Paul Rudd isn’t going to make an appearance,’ slammed one fan, as another agreed: ‘Justin Bieber and James Corden but not Paul Rudd WHAT.’
‘What were they thinking??’ asked a third. ‘You made a long list but you missed Paul Rudd and other iconic characters. Seriously what’s the point?’
One particularly disgruntled critic even said ‘the absence of paul rudd on this list is appalling’.
A teaser released yesterday showed David Schwimmer (Ross Geller), Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green) and Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) look to have their arms wrapped around each other, while Lisa, Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller) and Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani) holding hands as the walked off into the distance, appearing to explore the Friends set.
Playing on the episode title format throughout the 10 seasons, it’s simply captioned: ‘The One Where They Get Back Together’.
The special will mark the first time all six actors have appeared on screen together since the final episode, which aired in May 2004.
After several delays due to coronavirus, the Friends Reunion will air on HBO Max from May 27.
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