History Trivia / Darkman

14th Dec '16 3:44:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* OneEpisodeWonder: The abandoned TV pilot is one of the finest and most accurate examples of superheroics on live-action television.
6th Dec '16 9:53:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActingForTwo: In addition to playing Darkman in his final transformation at the end, Creator/BruceCampbell also voiced some of the screams of characters who fall to their deaths.



* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Liam Neeson.

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* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Liam Neeson.Creator/LiamNeeson.



* TheOtherDarrin: Arnold Vosloo for Liam Neeson in the sequels, and Christopher Bowen in the TV Pilot. This is all somewhat justifiable, because it's Darkman.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Arnold Vosloo for Liam Neeson Creator/LiamNeeson in the sequels, and Christopher Bowen in the TV Pilot. This is all somewhat justifiable, because it's Darkman.



** Sam Raimi intended to make a film of ''Radio/TheShadow'', but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.

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** Sam Raimi Creator/SamRaimi intended to make a film of ''Radio/TheShadow'', but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.



** Raimi wanted Creator/BruceCampbell to play Darkman in the first movie. After the studio made it clear they preferred a more well-known star, Gary Oldman and Bill Paxton were among those in the running. Campbell ''does'' play a random civilian who may have been Darkman in disguise in the last scene.

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** Raimi wanted Creator/BruceCampbell to play Darkman in the first movie. After the studio made it clear they preferred a more well-known star, Gary Oldman Creator/GaryOldman and Bill Paxton Creator/BillPaxton were among those in the running. Campbell ''does'' play a random civilian who may have been Darkman in disguise in the last scene.scene.
** Creator/JuliaRoberts was almost cast as Julie Hastings before she got the role in ''Film/PrettyWoman'' and had to be replaced. Creator/DemiMoore was also considered and Bridget Fonda auditioned.
** Creator/RichardDreyfuss and Creator/JamesCaan both turned down the role of Louis Strack Jr.
** Creator/KathyBates was originally cast as the burn doctor but backed out before filming.
15th Apr '16 10:23:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Julie is played by [=Frances McDormand=].
** Look really closely, and you'll see the car from the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies being driven by Joel and Ethan Coen.[[note]]Joel Coen is Frances [=McDormand's=] husband.[[/note]]
** Ricky is played by Ted Raimi, director Sam Raimi's brother. You may recognize him from the roughly 600 characters he played in the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' films, Joxer in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Alex in Film/TheGrudge, or as Hoffman from ''Film/SpiderMan1''.
** [[Series/LALaw Lenny]] is Robert G. Durant.
** Who is Darkman? [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Qui-Gon]] IS Darkman!
*** Well, him or [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy.]] [[BandagedFace Appropriately enough.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: BridgetHoffman is the voice of Peyton/Darkman's computer.
2nd Jan '16 7:23:27 PM Bissek
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** Raimi wanted Creator/BruceCampbell to play Darkman in the first movie. After the studio made it clear they preferred a more well-known star, Gary Oldman and Bill Paxton were among those in the running.

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** Raimi wanted Creator/BruceCampbell to play Darkman in the first movie. After the studio made it clear they preferred a more well-known star, Gary Oldman and Bill Paxton were among those in the running. Campbell ''does'' play a random civilian who may have been Darkman in disguise in the last scene.
18th Oct '15 12:49:27 AM TitoMosquito
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*** He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 film]]). But couldn't get rights to it either.
23rd Jul '15 1:46:25 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* DivorcedInstallment: As mentioned in WhatCouldHaveBeen, it was originally written to be an adaptation of ''Radio/TheShadow''.
23rd Jun '15 12:04:07 AM KenKevinStriker
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** Ricky is played by Ted Raimi, director Sam Raimi's brother. You may recognize him from the roughly 600 characters he played in the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' films, or as Joxer in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', or as Hoffman from ''Film/SpiderMan1''.

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** Ricky is played by Ted Raimi, director Sam Raimi's brother. You may recognize him from the roughly 600 characters he played in the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' films, or as Joxer in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Alex in Film/TheGrudge, or as Hoffman from ''Film/SpiderMan1''.
29th Apr '15 3:32:17 PM StFan
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** Ricky is played by Ted Raimi, director Sam Raimi's brother. You may recognize him from the roughly 600 characters he played in the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' films, or as Joxer in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', or as Hoffman from ''Film/SpiderMan''.

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** Ricky is played by Ted Raimi, director Sam Raimi's brother. You may recognize him from the roughly 600 characters he played in the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' films, or as Joxer in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', or as Hoffman from ''Film/SpiderMan''.''Film/SpiderMan1''.
24th Dec '14 4:21:39 AM erforce
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** And if they'd only realized that, they wouldn't have tried to pull off a FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin.
20th Dec '14 10:53:34 AM StFan
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** Look really closely, and you'll see the car from the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Film/{{SpiderMan|Trilogy}}'' movies being driven by Joel and Ethan Coen.[[note]]Joel Coen is Frances [=McDormand's=] husband.[[/note]]

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** Look really closely, and you'll see the car from the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Film/{{SpiderMan|Trilogy}}'' ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies being driven by Joel and Ethan Coen.[[note]]Joel Coen is Frances [=McDormand's=] husband.[[/note]]
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