History WhatCouldHaveBeen / Film

4th Feb '16 3:06:45 AM GrammarNavi
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* The ArcadeGame ''[[VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom Alien vs. Predator]]'' was believed to have been based on another film script in development. Considering that you take on an entire ''army'' of xenomorphs in the game, and one of the playable characters was a cyborg clone of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character from the original ''Film/{{Predator}}'', this would have been a very interesting movie indeed.
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* The ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''[[VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom Alien vs. Predator]]'' was believed to have been based on another film script in development. Considering that you take on an entire ''army'' of xenomorphs in the game, and one of the playable characters was a cyborg clone of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character from the original ''Film/{{Predator}}'', this would have been a very interesting movie indeed.
23rd Jan '16 6:30:11 PM nombretomado
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** Originally, 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 {{Storm}} and Nightcrawler something to do and to keep Magneto's ruthlessness.
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** Originally, 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 {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} and Nightcrawler something to do and to keep Magneto's ruthlessness.
19th Jan '16 11:00:51 AM nombretomado
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** Back when it was going to air on {{ABC}}, Carol was also supposed to appear in ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. When the show was instead picked up by Creator/{{Netflix}} a few years later, she was swapped out for ComicBook/PatsyWalker.
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** Back when it was going to air on {{ABC}}, Creator/{{ABC}}, Carol was also supposed to appear in ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. When the show was instead picked up by Creator/{{Netflix}} a few years later, she was swapped out for ComicBook/PatsyWalker.
15th Jan '16 8:48:05 AM Anddrix
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*** Originally, the ''Reliant'' was supposed to be a differently configured ''Constitution''-refit class like the ''Enterprise''. However, a combination of both the model being too cumbersome and [[ViewersAreMorons the fear of the audience getting confused over which one was which]], led to the creation of the ''Miranda''-class. As well, the design was much different, with the two nacelles pointed upwards with torpedo launchers underneath them. However, Harve Benette looked at the original designs upside down and signed off on them that way. With no time to get in touch with him to reapprove it the right way, they redesigned it to become what became the ''Reliant''.
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*** Originally, the ''Reliant'' was supposed to be a differently configured ''Constitution''-refit class like the ''Enterprise''. However, a combination of both the model being too cumbersome and [[ViewersAreMorons the fear of the audience getting confused over which one was which]], which, led to the creation of the ''Miranda''-class. As well, the design was much different, with the two nacelles pointed upwards with torpedo launchers underneath them. However, Harve Benette looked at the original designs upside down and signed off on them that way. With no time to get in touch with him to reapprove it the right way, they redesigned it to become what became the ''Reliant''.
13th Jan '16 3:15:01 PM comicwriter
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** Several members of the boy band Music/NSync filmed cameos as Jedi during the climactic arena sequence, but they were cut from the movie during the editing phase.
13th Jan '16 8:50:01 AM comicwriter
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** There were plans for a second new Guardian to join the team alongside Mantis, but Gunn wrote them out of the story after deciding that the script was already too packed to accommodate ''another'' new main character.
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** There were plans for a second new Guardian to join the team alongside Mantis, but Gunn wrote them the mystery hero out of the story script after deciding that the script story was already too packed to accommodate ''another'' new main character.
13th Jan '16 8:47:47 AM comicwriter
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** There were plans for a second new Guardian to join the team alongside Mantis, but Gunn wrote them out of the story after deciding that the script was already too packed to accommodate ''another'' new main character.
11th Jan '16 10:05:29 AM comicwriter
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* Main/MatthewMcConaughey was offered the villain role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', but he passed on it.
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': ** Main/MatthewMcConaughey was offered the villain role in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', role, but he passed on it.it. ** Kevin Feige and James Gunn were both interested in having Music/DavidBowie cameo, but the musician's death from cancer in 2016 tragically prevented this.
4th Jan '16 4:31:17 AM JEFFWONTLEAVE
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[[folder:''James Bond'' Series]] * Creator/QuentinTarantino was reportedly interested in making ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' with Creator/PierceBrosnan as Film/JamesBond. Creator/DanielCraig went on to replace Brosnan with Martin Campbell directing, but one wonders a) how seriously QT's offer was being considered, and b) how awesome it would have been. ** He never contacted EON (the 007 production company), so it was merely an idea. *** [[PostModernism Considering what Tarantino likes to do]] it probably would have been a send up of TuxedoAndMartini and everything else that surrounded the time of the original Bond films. * Creator/DavidArnold swears up, down and backwards that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEAWlUKRHHk this]] was not supposed to be the TitleThemeTune for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. [[LyingCreator Yeah. Frigging. Right.]] * Creator/PierceBrosnan would've been Bond much earlier, as they wanted him to replace Roger Moore. Then the producers of ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' decided to extend his contract, and Creator/TimothyDalton was brought instead. ** Dalton himself would've played Bond sooner starting with ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', when Creator/RogerMoore considered retiring. The opening sequence, with Bond visiting [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Tracy Bond]]'s grave, was written as a way of introducing the next James Bond. * For ''Film/AViewToAKill'', the producers wanted Music/DavidBowie to play Zorin, but Bowie turned them down after reading and disliking the script. * The third ''Film/JamesBond'' film starring Creator/TimothyDalton, titled ''The Property of a Lady''. Creator/{{MGM}} was going through many turmoils, and eventually Dalton's contract expired. Then Creator/PierceBrosnan was finally hired (the producers wanted him for the role since the mid-80's but he was tied to ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' due to contractual obligations). But even after all the legality and contract drama was solved, the movie's plot involving Hong Kong's ties to the UK was obsolete by that point, necessitating a couple more years' worth of rewrites. These rewrites eventually turned the film into ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''. The six-year gap between ''Film/LicenceToKill'' and ''[=GoldenEye=]'' remains the largest of the series. ** Perhaps the most interesting facet of the original version would have been Trevelyan played by either Creator/AnthonyHopkins or Creator/AlanRickman, originally being written as a mentor to Bond. *** [[http://swamptales.us/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/goldeneye-michael-france.pdf You ain't seen nothin' yet.]] * Naming all the actors once considered for Bond would take up considerable space, but a relatively complete list can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_actors_considered_for_the_James_Bond_character here]]. * The ''Film/CasinoRoyale1967'' had big problems early on in production when star Creator/PeterSellers was bent on playing Bond straight in a comedy. His continued erratic behavior had him leave in mid-production. What remained of his work had him playing an anonymous ordinary guy hired to play 007, and seeming to lose himself in the role (an interesting reflection of Sellers' own existence) and actually followed the original novel somewhat. The movie in its entirety became a stitched-together string of self-indulgent lunacy, and Sellers' career went into a steep decline, only salvaged late in his brief life. ** Early drafts of the script show a story as gritty and down-to-earth as the later 'reboot' - when producer Charles Feldman tried casting Sean Connery but couldn't meet his then-stellar fee of one million dollars, he opted to make it a farce. * ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' was originally going to follow ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' in production, most certainly starring Connery if it did. Many people consider the version we have, with Creator/GeorgeLazenby, to be one of the best Bond movies - it could have been the Best. Movie. Ever. * The Bond Girls have their moments too: ** Eunice Gayson's character Sylvia Trench was meant to be a recurring character, with a RunningGag of Bond sleeping with and then leaving her behind to go on missions. She ends up only appearing in ''Film/DrNo'' and ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. Eunice Gayson was also offered the role of Moneypenny. ** For ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', JulieChristie was the first choice to play Domino Derval but was not hired after producer Cubby Broccoli found her too ''petite'' to be a Bond Girl. RaquelWelch and FayeDunaway were then considered before Broccoli settled on Claudine Auger to play the part. ** Lois Chiles was originally cast as Agent XXX/Major Anya Amasova in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', but pulled out and was replaced with Barbara Bach. Chiles would later go on to play Holly Goodhead in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', but this time ''she'' was a replacement for the initially cast Carole Bouquet, who also had to pull out, but was later cast as Melina Havelock in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. ** Maria Grazia Cucinotta was the first choice for Elektra King in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', but her English was not up to par, and so the role was given to Sophie Marceau. As a consolation prize, she was given the small but memorable role of the Cigar Girl assassin. * ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' was [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot intended to kick off]] a new {{spinoff}} series of [[DistaffCounterpart Bond-style spy movies]] starring Creator/HalleBerry's character, Jinx Johnson (especially after Berry became box office gold when she won an Oscar in the midst of filming). However, after a number of similar films tanked at the box office (''Film/LaraCroftTombRaiderTheCradleOfLife'' is the most-cited culprit), and the powers that be decided to reboot the main Bond series, the spin-off was cancelled. To add insult to Berry's injury, ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' came out two years later. Yeah, ''ouch''. * A telegram sent by Creator/IanFleming in 1958 was discovered, in which he said he thought Creator/AlfredHitchcock should direct ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' as the first Bond movie. A scene in ''Film/{{Hitchcock}}'' (about the making of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'') has a studio exec pitching "Casino Royale" to Hitchcock, with Creator/CaryGrant as Bond. Hitchcock's response; "I already made that movie. It's called ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''." * In 1999, Kevin [=McClory=] (who claimed to have co-written ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' and ended up getting ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' made because of that) wanted to launch his own separate series of Bond films, beginning with "Warhead 2000 AD" which could have starred Creator/LiamNeeson as Bond. * Had the 1954 version of ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' not fallen into obscurity, Ian Fleming would have seen a number of other Bond TV films made, including a script for what became ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. * Before Music/TomJones' iconic theme song was chosen to lead off ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', several other pieces of music were considered. One, a song called "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang", was tried out with both Dionne Warwick and ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' singer Shirley Bassey, but rejected (though its melody remained in the incidental score); another song considered was a tune called "Thunderball" by, of all people, Music/JohnnyCash. And as one would expect, it sounds more like the theme for a Creator/ClintEastwood western than a ''James Bond'' movie. * Music/{{Blondie}} was originally approached to perform the theme song to ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', but when they submitted their song it was refused in favor of one written by Bill Conti and Michael Leeson, and the band withdrew from the project. Their song later appeared in their 1982 album ''Hunter''. * A completely different opening song for ''Never Say Never Again'' was recorded by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Hyman Phyllis Hyman,]] but without the authorization of said film's composer, who had contractual rights to oversee the film's score, and thus it was scrapped. The recording was shelved until 2008 when it appeared on a Hyman compilation album. [[/folder]]
1st Jan '16 5:13:43 PM comicwriter
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** Captain Phasma was originally going to be a man, and it's rumored that the creative team was looking at Creator/BenedictCumberbatch to play him. Phasma was rewritten into a woman after some complaints about the lack of women in the cast, and the creators cast Creator/GwendolineChristie in the role.
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** Captain Phasma was originally going to be a man, and it's rumored that the creative team was looking at Creator/BenedictCumberbatch to play him. Phasma was rewritten into a woman after the movie received some complaints about the lack of women in the cast, and the creators cast Creator/GwendolineChristie in the role.
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