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15th Sep '17 8:49:16 PM nombretomado
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* While vaporware comes up occasionally in the commercial games industry, it's practically standard operating procedure among amateur authors. Case in point: Work began on ''Return to VideoGame/DarkCastle'', a modern sequel to the beloved classic from the monochrome {{Macintosh}} era, by a two-man team in 1996 (a decade after the first game's release.) First announced with a late 2000 release date, development and occasional beta releases dragged on for years while news petered down to nothing, causing most fans to write the game off. It ultimately made a surprise reemergence in 2007 as "nearly done" and was then delayed again until 2008 due to legal issues, when it was finally released. As of 2013, the level editor ''still'' isn't out.

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* While vaporware comes up occasionally in the commercial games industry, it's practically standard operating procedure among amateur authors. Case in point: Work began on ''Return to VideoGame/DarkCastle'', a modern sequel to the beloved classic from the monochrome {{Macintosh}} UsefulNotes/{{Macintosh}} era, by a two-man team in 1996 (a decade after the first game's release.) First announced with a late 2000 release date, development and occasional beta releases dragged on for years while news petered down to nothing, causing most fans to write the game off. It ultimately made a surprise reemergence in 2007 as "nearly done" and was then delayed again until 2008 due to legal issues, when it was finally released. As of 2013, the level editor ''still'' isn't out.
9th Sep '17 4:37:14 PM nombretomado
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* AndrewLloydWebber announced plans for a sequel to ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' in the late 1990s; ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' didn't open until 2010.

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* AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber announced plans for a sequel to ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' in the late 1990s; ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' didn't open until 2010.
9th Sep '17 3:04:58 PM nombretomado
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* Rumors of a new [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] doll, Rebecca, began to surface in the adult collector community as far back as 1998, when Mattel trademarked the name of the character. Eventually details leaked that she'd be the first Jewish historical, and after that, she seemed abandoned, with dolls such as Native American Kaya and '70s girl Julie (and the entire Best Friends line) appearing instead. Rumors of prototypes of Rebecca being seen by company insiders floated the entire time, with various descriptions given of her appearance, but most of the collecting world have given her up as an idea dumped on the drawing room floor. Following the retirement of Samantha in 2008, American Girl finally confirmed they were producing Rebecca, who was released in May of '09.

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* Rumors of a new [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection [[Toys/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] doll, Rebecca, began to surface in the adult collector community as far back as 1998, when Mattel trademarked the name of the character. Eventually details leaked that she'd be the first Jewish historical, and after that, she seemed abandoned, with dolls such as Native American Kaya and '70s girl Julie (and the entire Best Friends line) appearing instead. Rumors of prototypes of Rebecca being seen by company insiders floated the entire time, with various descriptions given of her appearance, but most of the collecting world have given her up as an idea dumped on the drawing room floor. Following the retirement of Samantha in 2008, American Girl finally confirmed they were producing Rebecca, who was released in May of '09.
5th Sep '17 11:56:45 PM GrammarNavi
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* Rumors of a new AmericanGirl doll, Rebecca, began to surface in the adult collector community as far back as 1998, when Mattel trademarked the name of the character. Eventually details leaked that she'd be the first Jewish historical, and after that, she seemed abandoned, with dolls such as Native American Kaya and '70s girl Julie (and the entire Best Friends line) appearing instead. Rumors of prototypes of Rebecca being seen by company insiders floated the entire time, with various descriptions given of her appearance, but most of the collecting world have given her up as an idea dumped on the drawing room floor. Following the retirement of Samantha in 2008, American Girl finally confirmed they were producing Rebecca, who was released in May of '09.

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* Rumors of a new AmericanGirl [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] doll, Rebecca, began to surface in the adult collector community as far back as 1998, when Mattel trademarked the name of the character. Eventually details leaked that she'd be the first Jewish historical, and after that, she seemed abandoned, with dolls such as Native American Kaya and '70s girl Julie (and the entire Best Friends line) appearing instead. Rumors of prototypes of Rebecca being seen by company insiders floated the entire time, with various descriptions given of her appearance, but most of the collecting world have given her up as an idea dumped on the drawing room floor. Following the retirement of Samantha in 2008, American Girl finally confirmed they were producing Rebecca, who was released in May of '09.
5th Sep '17 10:29:19 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Since 2003, there had been talks of doing another ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' film known tentatively as "''The Jungle Movie''" which would find Arnold discovering what really happened to his parents and resolving things with Helga. After the box office failure of ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'', this was put on the backburner and became a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen. In 2016, it was announced that the movie will finally be made (as a pair of TV movies) with Creator/CraigBartlett at the helm. It scheduled for release in 2017.

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* Since 2003, there had been talks of doing another ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' film known tentatively as "''The Jungle Movie''" which would find be the GrandFinale of the series. It would have had Arnold discovering what really happened to his parents and resolving things with Helga. After the box office failure of ''Hey Arnold! The Movie'', this was put on the backburner and became a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen. In 2016, it was announced that the movie will finally be made (as a pair of TV movies) with Creator/CraigBartlett at the helm. It is scheduled for release in 2017.
5th Sep '17 12:25:14 PM rjd1922
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** ''Kirby Air Ride'' was in development since 1995 for the Nintendo 64, shelved a few years later, and surprisingly resurfaced in 2003 on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube.

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** ''Kirby Air Ride'' ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'' was in development since 1995 for the Nintendo 64, 64 as '''''Kirby's''' Air Ride'', shelved a few years later, and surprisingly resurfaced in 2003 on the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube.
27th Aug '17 1:17:50 PM Malady
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* Aeon Genesis's FanTranslation of ''{{Ys}} V: Lost Sand City of Kefin'' was stuck in development hell for nearly a decade, but was finally completed in time for the release of ''Videogame/YsMemoriesOfCelceta'', the [[RemadeForTheExport remake]] of ''Ys IV''.

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* Aeon Genesis's FanTranslation of ''{{Ys}} ''Franchise/{{Ys}} V: Lost Sand City of Kefin'' was stuck in development hell for nearly a decade, but was finally completed in time for the release of ''Videogame/YsMemoriesOfCelceta'', the [[RemadeForTheExport remake]] of ''Ys IV''.
22nd Aug '17 3:27:52 PM Lirodon
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' (in-universe) had Dangeresque 3 finally released in movie form, four years later than Strong Bad originally announced! Out of universe (AKA our world), Dangeresque 3 was finally released--in point-n'-click video game form as UsefulNotes/WiiWare.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' (in-universe) had Dangeresque 3 finally released in movie form, four years later than Strong Bad originally announced! Out of universe (AKA our world), Dangeresque 3 announced. In real life, it was finally released--in point-n'-click video game form as UsefulNotes/WiiWare.the basis of the third instalment of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople''.
10th Aug '17 5:56:47 AM jormis29
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* A ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]'' film with director James Cameron. On again off again with rumors as far back as the early 2000s including supposed casting calls for a little girl who could move like a cat ... then nothing. Then he said he was waiting for the technology to catch up to his vision. Then ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. WordOfGod has stated that after he was done with ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' he ''still'' did not believe the technology was ready yet. After multiple delay's and Cameron being way too busy with the Avatar Sequels, he officially passed the project off to Creator/RobertRodriguez to direct (with Cameron still producing). Rosa Salazar has been cast in the title role (beating out Maika Monroe and Creator/ZendayaColeman), and TwentiethCenturyFox began negotiating the budget down from the $170-200 million range before they could officially greenlight the film. The film is now officially in production and slated to be released on July 20, 2018.

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* A ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel]]'' film with director James Cameron. On again off again with rumors as far back as the early 2000s including supposed casting calls for a little girl who could move like a cat ... then nothing. Then he said he was waiting for the technology to catch up to his vision. Then ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. WordOfGod has stated that after he was done with ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' he ''still'' did not believe the technology was ready yet. After multiple delay's and Cameron being way too busy with the Avatar Sequels, he officially passed the project off to Creator/RobertRodriguez to direct (with Cameron still producing). Rosa Salazar Creator/RosaSalazar has been cast in the title role (beating out Maika Monroe and Creator/ZendayaColeman), and TwentiethCenturyFox began negotiating the budget down from the $170-200 million range before they could officially greenlight the film. The film is now officially in production and slated to be released on July 20, 2018.
6th Aug '17 6:34:37 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. It took a long time before Lucas, Spielberg and Ford agreed on a script - and thus the TrilogyCreep came [[SequelGap 19 years]] after ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''

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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. It took a long time before Lucas, Spielberg and Ford agreed on a script - and thus the TrilogyCreep came [[SequelGap 19 years]] after ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', with a fifth film scheduled for 2018.
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