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28 people who have been proven to be so, so, so wrong

1.This person who said Cillian Murphy wasn’t a movie star:

Text Summary: The play discusses Cillian Murphy's acting talent, arguing that he excels in supporting roles and on TV but lacks the charisma to be a real movie starText Summary: The play discusses Cillian Murphy's acting talent, arguing that he excels in supporting roles and on TV but lacks the charisma to be a real movie star

2.And this person, who thought Oppenheimer was a bad idea:

Grace Randolph's tweet suggests Cillian Murphy for a World War II historical drama, skeptical of Christopher Nolan's directionGrace Randolph's tweet suggests Cillian Murphy for a World War II historical drama, skeptical of Christopher Nolan's direction

3.These people, they thought Spongebob Squarepants was “pathetic” and “doomed” (it’s been 25 years and counting):

Two screenshots of fictional social media posts discussing the premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants with playful banterTwo screenshots of fictional social media posts discussing the premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants with playful banter

4.This person who thought Barbie would flop:

Social media conversation about the success of Transformers movies and the novelty of a new movieSocial media conversation about the success of Transformers movies and the novelty of a new movie

5.Together with Ben Shapiro:

A man gestures as he sits, with a quote above predicting the failure of a filmA man gestures as he sits, with a quote above predicting the failure of a film

6.This person who thought Bryan Cranston couldn’t play a “serious role”:

Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and others in a thrilling scene "Break bad" with a skeptical fan comment questioning Bryan Cranston's suitability for the roleWalter White, Jesse Pinkman and others in a thrilling scene "Break bad" with a skeptical fan comment questioning Bryan Cranston's suitability for the role

7.This person, who doubted whether or not Heath Ledger could play the Joker well (he would posthumously win an Oscar for his portrayal):

Reply to a forum where a user agrees on a casting choice and suggests new villains for future Batman filmsReply to a forum where a user agrees on a casting choice and suggests new villains for future Batman films

8.This poor, poor summer kid, who had no idea what 2020 had in store for them:

2020 Calendar Highlights: Halloween on Saturday, 4/20 and Christmas on Friday, two Friday the 13th, 4 of July on Saturday, Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday2020 Calendar Highlights: Halloween on Saturday, 4/20 and Christmas on Friday, two Friday the 13th, 4 of July on Saturday, Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday

9.This person, who claimed four years ago that Taylor Swift’s career was about to end:

Screenshot of a social media post criticizing Taylor Swift, with an image of her and text declaring her a global artistScreenshot of a social media post criticizing Taylor Swift, with an image of her and text declaring her a global artist

10.This person, who wasn’t a fan of KISS:

Newspaper clipping from 1974 questioning the continued existence of the band KISSNewspaper clipping from 1974 questioning the continued existence of the band KISS

11.Whoever wrote this ad, who seemed to think the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would just disappear:

Advertisement featuring animated characters Elroy Jetson and Yogi Bear next to text "Turtles come and turtles go, but we go on forever."Advertisement featuring animated characters Elroy Jetson and Yogi Bear next to text "Turtles come and turtles go, but we go on forever."

12.The person who wrote this before season 8 and actually spoke too soon:

The headline of the article reads "Game of Thrones" wins: a shortage of books was the best thing that could have happened to the HBO showThe headline of the article reads "Game of Thrones" wins: a shortage of books was the best thing that could have happened to the HBO show

13.The person who filtered Michael Jackson’s Thriller album:

Summary text: Article discusses Michael Jackson's impact on music and performance, highlighting his own "Thriller" album success and the revolutionary music videoSummary text: Article discusses Michael Jackson's impact on music and performance, highlighting his own "Thriller" album success and the revolutionary music video

14.This person who claimed “Reddit nerds” couldn’t manipulate the stock market:

Tweet by soulnate mocking the idea that only people with quirky names and connections can manipulate the stock marketTweet by soulnate mocking the idea that only people with quirky names and connections can manipulate the stock market

15.This person, who claimed Fortnite had no staying power:

Reddit screenshot: Users discuss the longevity of various video games and compare classics to newer games like FortniteReddit screenshot: Users discuss the longevity of various video games and compare classics to newer games like Fortnite

16.Whoever wrote this magazine prediction about the cast of Friends:

Magazine cover with old portraits of Friends cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David SchwimmerMagazine cover with old portraits of Friends cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer

17.And this one Friends reviewers:

Two open pages of a book, with visible text and chapter titles.  One section discusses Matthew Perry and his experiencesTwo open pages of a book, with visible text and chapter titles.  One section discusses Matthew Perry and his experiences

18.This person, who claimed Russia wouldn’t invade Ukraine (spoiler alert…they did):

Screenshot of an article with the title "No, Russia will not invade Ukraine |  Russia-Ukraine crisis" shows a tank on a roadScreenshot of an article with the title "No, Russia will not invade Ukraine |  Russia-Ukraine crisis" shows a tank on a road

19.This person, who predicted the second Avatar movie would bomb because “no one even remembers the first one”:

The text states that James Cameron worked on Avatar: The Way of Water for 13 years, and that any failures are attributed to Marvel, and not to disinterest in the first filmThe text states that James Cameron worked on Avatar: The Way of Water for 13 years, and that any failures are attributed to Marvel, and not to disinterest in the first film

20.Chris Pratt, who lied to us or was extremely delusional:

Headline about Chris Pratt discussing his unique voice for MarioHeadline about Chris Pratt discussing his unique voice for Mario

21.Whoever created this ad predicting that VHS would do well in 2007:

Advertisement for Samsung showing a VHS cassette with the label "RAMBO" above a Samsung VCR with the slogan "Hottest rental.  2007 AD"Advertisement for Samsung showing a VHS cassette with the label "RAMBO" above a Samsung VCR with the slogan "Hottest rental.  2007 AD"

22.These journalists, who I really wish were right:

Newspaper clips from the 1960s predict future work and leisure with high incomes and shorter work weeks from Time and New York TimesNewspaper clips from the 1960s predict future work and leisure with high incomes and shorter work weeks from Time and New York Times

23.Along with these:

Newspaper clipping predicting life in the year 2010, detailing future financial trends, working hours and technological advancementsNewspaper clipping predicting life in the year 2010, detailing future financial trends, working hours and technological advancements

24.This person, who joked about never seeing JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in a Spider-Man film again (Simmons would reprise the role in several films):

The image contains a humorous text exchange that references characters and scenes from Spider-Man filmsThe image contains a humorous text exchange that references characters and scenes from Spider-Man films

25.The person who predicted that the only two films would gross over a billion dollars in 2023 would be The flash And Quick (neither, and both were critical failures):

Side by side posters of "Quick" And "The flash"Side by side posters of "Quick" And "The flash"

26.James Charles, who would face multiple controversies in 2019, most notably the entire “Bye Sister” video:

James Charles tweets "absolutely not" in response to a 2019 Predictions account that foreshadowed a scandal similar to his pastJames Charles tweets "absolutely not" in response to a 2019 Predictions account that foreshadowed a scandal similar to his past

27.This poor journalist, who predicted what could go wrong with the possible vaccine rollout during COVID, and was sorely mistaken:

The image shows a highlighted text fragment discussing the politicization of vaccination with a skeptical attitudeThe image shows a highlighted text fragment discussing the politicization of vaccination with a skeptical attitude

28.And finally, we end with a happier story: the author of The Martianwho thought it was a “niche” (it would later become a hugely popular movie starring Matt Damon):

User expressing that "The egg" was written quickly while "The Martian" took years, given the appeal of the latterUser expressing that "The egg" was written quickly while "The Martian" took years, given the appeal of the latter