History WhatCouldHaveBeen / Film

6th Oct '17 3:57:50 PM Mario1995
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** Tim Miller signed on to return and direct the sequel, but was released due to CreativeDifferences, leading directly to Sony hiring him as executive producer of their ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog2018'' project. Miller's departure also led music composer Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) to quit as well, not wanting to work without Miller, but he did not join him on ''Sonic''.

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** Tim Miller signed on to return and direct the sequel, but was released due to CreativeDifferences, leading directly to Sony Paramount hiring him as executive producer of their ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog2018'' project. Miller's departure also led music composer Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) to quit as well, not wanting to work without Miller, but he did not join him on ''Sonic''.
16th Sep '17 9:58:51 AM Silverblade2
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** Originally, SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} would have [[FoeYay rescued Professor X from Dark Cerebro]] instead of trying to KillAllHumans, and escaped with the other X-Men. This was rewritten to give ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Nightcrawler something to do and to keep Magneto's ruthlessness.

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** Originally, SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} would have [[FoeYay rescued Professor X from Dark Cerebro]] instead of trying to KillAllHumans, and escaped with the other X-Men. This was rewritten to give ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Nightcrawler something to do and to keep Magneto's ruthlessness.



** Prior to the character's inclusion as a cameo, there had been plans for a solo SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} movie at New Line. This fell apart when Creator/RyanReynolds and David Goyer chose to work on the ill-fated ''Film/BladeTrinity'' instead.

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** Prior to the character's inclusion as a cameo, there had been plans for a solo SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} movie at New Line. This fell apart when Creator/RyanReynolds and David Goyer chose to work on the ill-fated ''Film/BladeTrinity'' instead.
15th Sep '17 3:55:37 PM chasemaddigan
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6th Sep '17 11:46:29 AM Prfnoff
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** Jack Napier didn't kill Thomas and Martha Wayne in this first draft, but their deaths were hooked into the plot in a different way. In the scene of the EnemyMime massacre (which followed a comment from Vicki that [[EveryoneHatesMimes "all street mimes should be executed"]]), the Joker is not present (making it more plausible that his crimes would be attributed to Batman), but the terrified look on Bruce's face reminds Vicki of a prize-winning photograph of him that was taken just after his parents were murdered.
1st Sep '17 3:21:53 AM HalcyonDayz
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*** The uniforms for the movie were also planned to be quite different: the original plan for the uniforms were to be something of a combination of the normal ''TNG'' costumes and the Starfleet uniforms of the movies prior to ''Generations''. The figurines for ''Generations'' still used these designs and there was at least a prototype made for Patrick Stewart's use, but ultimately it was discarded for the mixture of ''TNG'' and ''DS9'' uniforms that disappeared for ''First Contact''.

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*** The uniforms for the movie were also planned to be quite different: the original plan for the uniforms were to be something of a combination of the normal ''TNG'' costumes and the Starfleet uniforms of the movies prior to ''Generations''. The figurines for ''Generations'' still used these designs and there was at least a prototype made for Patrick Stewart's use, but ultimately it was discarded for the mixture of ''TNG'' and ''DS9'' ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' uniforms that disappeared for ''First Contact''.
27th Aug '17 5:00:24 PM comicwriter
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** One draft depicted Wolverine as a sort of warrior-philosopher with an interest in art, referencing his samurai past from the comics. A plot point would've had him sketching the face of a mysterious woman who he was trying to remember from his past. The only surviving bit of this idea is the scene in the Hugh Jackman's audition tape, where Rogue sees a photo of the mystery woman in question, only for Logan to snatch it away.

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** One draft depicted Wolverine as a sort of warrior-philosopher with an interest in art, referencing his samurai past from the comics. A plot point would've had him sketching the face of a mysterious woman who he was trying to remember from his past. The only surviving bit of this idea is photo was still featured in the movie's prequel comic, as well as a scene in the Hugh Jackman's audition tape, where Rogue sees a photo of the mystery woman in question, only for Logan to snatch it away.
27th Aug '17 7:14:54 AM comicwriter
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** The first draft of Sam Hamm's screenplay introduced Comicbook/{{Robin}} at the end of the second act. As Batman is chasing ComicBook/TheJoker and his thugs on horseback through Gotham Park, the Joker blows up a fireworks truck near where the Graysons are performing their trapeze act. John and Mary Grayson are killed, and Dick lands on the Joker's van, receives a DivingSave from Batman, and, while Batman restrains him, screams his head off: "He killed my parents!" The idea was disliked by the production team, and it was quickly removed from the screenplay, though the pre-production storyboards for it can be seen on the official DVD set, with Kevin Conroy and Creator/MarkHamill from [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the animated series]] reading the lines of their live-action counterparts.

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** The first draft of Sam Hamm's screenplay introduced Comicbook/{{Robin}} at the end of the second act. As Batman is chasing ComicBook/TheJoker and his thugs on horseback through Gotham Park, the Joker blows up a fireworks truck near where the Graysons are performing their trapeze act. John and Mary Grayson are killed, and Dick lands on the Joker's van, receives a DivingSave from Batman, and, while Batman restrains him, screams his head off: "He killed my parents!" The idea got far enough along that Irish actor Ricky Addison Reed was cast to play Dick. The idea was disliked by the production team, and it was quickly ultimately removed from the screenplay, though the pre-production storyboards for it can be seen on the official DVD set, with Kevin Conroy and Creator/MarkHamill from [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the animated series]] reading the lines of their live-action counterparts.
15th Aug '17 1:52:02 PM Mario1995
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** Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/StevenSpielberg were looked at to direct, with the latter two having to pass due to being busy with ''Film/StarWars'' and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
** Before production started, Guy Hamilton was the initial choice for director, but for tax reasons he was relegated to directing in the UK for a limited time, and he was unable to take Creator/MarlonBrando to Italy due to an arrest warrant for Brando there for his involvement in ''Film/LastTangoInParis''. Because Hamilton refused to return to the UK because of being a tax exile there, he was released from his contract, and Mark Robson (''Avalanche Express'') was almost hired as a replacement, then the producers discovered Creator/RichardDonner after watching Donner's masterpiece, ''Film/TheOmen'', and set off to have him on the director's chair.

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** Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/StevenSpielberg were looked at to direct, with the latter two having to pass due to being busy with ''Film/StarWars'' and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', respectively.
** Before production started, Guy Hamilton was the initial choice for director, but for tax reasons he was relegated to directing in the UK for a limited time, and he was unable to take Creator/MarlonBrando to Italy due to an arrest warrant for Brando there for his involvement in ''Film/LastTangoInParis''. Because Hamilton refused to return to the UK because of being a tax exile there, he was released from his contract, and Mark Robson (''Avalanche Express'') was almost hired as a replacement, then the producers discovered Creator/RichardDonner after watching Donner's masterpiece, ''Film/TheOmen'', and set off to have him on the director's chair.chair.
** Margot Kidder was originally supposed to sing the song "Can You Read My Mind" for the flying sequence with Superman, but disliked it and changed it to voice-over.
** Originally, the helicopter scene was simply going to have Superman save Lois from falling. Later, Donner decided to have the helicopter drop and the modified scene was called "The Double Jeopardy Scene."
** The producers wanted Creator/JoanCrawford for the role of Ma Kent. Unfortunately, Crawford was too ill to take the part and died shortly before production began.
** Creator/DustinHoffman, George Kennedy, Creator/JackNicholson and Creator/GeneWilder were considered for Lex Luthor.
** Creator/CharltonHeston was considered for Jor-El. He turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with ''The Prince and the Pauper'' and ''Gray Lady Down''.
** In an early draft of the script, one of Lex Luthor's personality quirks is that he likes to chew on Kleenex.
** Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Creator/LizaMinnelli, Christina Raines, Creator/BarbraStreisand and Creator/NatalieWood were considered for Lois Lane.
** Creator/EdAsner, Martin Balsam, Creator/WalterMatthau, Jason Robards, Lawrence Tierney and Creator/EliWallach were considered for the role of Perry White.
** Creator/GoldieHawn was the first choice for the role of Eve Teschmacher, but she wanted too much money.
** Creator/PeterBoyle auditioned for Otis.
** Creator/ChristopherLee had to turn down the role of General Zod. He had just moved to Hollywood as a tax exile, and did not want to have to return to England.
15th Aug '17 1:41:51 PM Mario1995
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12th Aug '17 6:51:46 PM comicwriter
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** One draft depicted Wolverine as a sort of warrior-philosopher with an interest in art, referencing his samurai past from the comics. A plot point would've had him sketching the face of a mysterious woman who he was trying to remember from his past. The only surviving bit of this idea is the scene in the movie where Rogue sees a photo of the mystery woman in question, only for Logan to snatch it away.

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** One draft depicted Wolverine as a sort of warrior-philosopher with an interest in art, referencing his samurai past from the comics. A plot point would've had him sketching the face of a mysterious woman who he was trying to remember from his past. The only surviving bit of this idea is the scene in the movie Hugh Jackman's audition tape, where Rogue sees a photo of the mystery woman in question, only for Logan to snatch it away.
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