* 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.
* 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.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Sam Raimi intended to make a film of ''Radio/TheShadow'', but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.
*** 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.
** 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.
** A TV series was in development, with an unaired 30-minute pilot completed.