* DivorcedInstallment: As mentioned in WhatCouldHaveBeen, it was originally written to be an adaptation of ''Radio/TheShadow''.
* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Liam Neeson.
** 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.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The abandoned TV Pilot.
* 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.
** Sam Raimi 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.
** A TV series was in development, with an unaired 30-minute pilot completed.