Trivia / Darkman

  • Divorced Installment: As mentioned in What Could Have Been, it was originally written to be an adaptation of The Shadow.
  • Fake American: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Liam Neeson.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The abandoned TV Pilot.
  • The Other Darrin: Arnold Vosloo for Liam Neeson in the sequels, and Christopher Bowen in the TV Pilot. This is all somewhat justifiable, because it's Darkman.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Sam Raimi intended to make a film of The Shadow, but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.
      • He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the 1989 film). But couldn't get rights to it either.
    • Raimi wanted Bruce Campbell 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.