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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's, an animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asked for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than Creator/BradBird. Bird wrote the script but, however, despite positive acclaim the script got, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the The Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's, an animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asked for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than Creator/BradBird. Bird wrote the script but, however, despite positive acclaim the script got, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/EvaMendes wanted to work with Creator/FrankMiller before even seeing the script.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $60 million. Box office, $39,031,337. This is Creator/FrankMiller's second-worst box office bomb, surpassed in 2014 by ''ComicBook/SinCity: A Dame to Kill For''.


* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/SamuelLJackson's character just ''can't'' shut up [[Film/{{Sphere}} about how much he loves eggs]].
** When Jackson opens the chest, it glows much like the briefcase in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
** At one point, Jackson is [[Anime/AfroSamurai dressed like a samurai]].
** Creator/EvaMendes [[Film/GhostRider had a relationship with someone who can't really die.]] They even have a flashback with TimeShiftedActors!
* DoingItForTheArt: Frank Miller lavished love and ham on every single frame. Creator/SamuelLJackson in particular seems having the most fun with it.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/SamuelLJackson's character just ''can't'' shut up [[Film/{{Sphere}} about how much he loves eggs]].
** When Jackson opens the chest, it glows much like the briefcase in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
** At one point, Jackson is [[Anime/AfroSamurai dressed like a samurai]].
** Creator/EvaMendes [[Film/GhostRider had a relationship with someone who can't really die.]] They even have a flashback with TimeShiftedActors!
* DoingItForTheArt: Frank Miller Creator/FrankMiller lavished love and ham on every single frame. Creator/SamuelLJackson in particular seems having the most fun with it.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's, an animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asked for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Brad]] [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but, however, despite positive acclaim the script got, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's, an animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asked for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Brad]] [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Bird]].Creator/BradBird. Bird wrote the script but, however, despite positive acclaim the script got, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.


* ActorAllusion: Creator/SamuelLJackson's character just ''can't'' shut up [[Film/{{Sphere}} about how much he loves eggs]].

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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Creator/SamuelLJackson's character just ''can't'' shut up [[Film/{{Sphere}} about how much he loves eggs]].



*** And he's [[Anime/AfroSamurai dressed like a samurai]].

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*** And he's ** At one point, Jackson is [[Anime/AfroSamurai dressed like a samurai]].



* DoingItForTheArt: FrankMiller lavished love and ham on every single frame. Creator/SamuelLJackson in particular seems having the most fun with it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen- [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's, an animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asked for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Brad]] [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but, however, despite positive acclaim the script got, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

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* DoingItForTheArt: FrankMiller Frank Miller lavished love and ham on every single frame. Creator/SamuelLJackson in particular seems having the most fun with it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen- ParodyRetcon: During filming and promotion, Miller and co. talked like it was a serious movie in tribute to the comics and Will Eisner in general. Then the movie actually came out...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
[[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's, an animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asked for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Brad]] [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but, however, despite positive acclaim the script got, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Retroactively. Officer Morgenstern is played by Stana Katic, currently Detective Kate Beckett on ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
** As chief Dolan said she would, she made Detective in no time.
** Also retroactively, The Spirit is [[Series/{{Suits}} Harvey Specter]].


* ActorAllusion: Creator/SamuelLJackson's character just ''can't'' shut up [[{{Sphere}} about how much he loves eggs]].

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/SamuelLJackson's character just ''can't'' shut up [[{{Sphere}} [[Film/{{Sphere}} about how much he loves eggs]].



** Also retroactively, The Spirit is [[{{Suits}} Harvey Specter]].

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** Also retroactively, The Spirit is [[{{Suits}} [[Series/{{Suits}} Harvey Specter]].


* WhatCouldHaveBeen- [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's. An animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asks for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Brad]] [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but however despite positive acclaim the script got [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen- [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's. An 1980's, an animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asks asked for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Brad]] [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but however but, however, despite positive acclaim the script got got, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen- [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's. An animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asks for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[TheIncredibles Brad]] [[TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but however despite positive acclaim the script got [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen- [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's. An animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asks for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[TheIncredibles [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Brad]] [[TheIronGiant [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but however despite positive acclaim the script got [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/SamuelLJackson's character just ''can't'' shut up [[{{Sphere}} about how much he loves eggs]].
** When Jackson opens the chest, it glows much like the briefcase in ''Film/PulpFiction''.
*** And he's [[Anime/AfroSamurai dressed like a samurai]].
** Creator/EvaMendes [[Film/GhostRider had a relationship with someone who can't really die.]] They even have a flashback with TimeShiftedActors!
* DoingItForTheArt: FrankMiller lavished love and ham on every single frame. Creator/SamuelLJackson in particular seems having the most fun with it.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Retroactively. Officer Morgenstern is played by Stana Katic, currently Detective Kate Beckett on ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
** As chief Dolan said she would, she made Detective in no time.
** Also retroactively, The Spirit is [[{{Suits}} Harvey Specter]].

Added DiffLines:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen- [[http://www.justpressplay.net/movies/movie-news/4450-brad-birds-qthe-spiritqwhat-couldve-been.html Brad Bird's the Spirit]]. Sometime around in the 1980's. An animated animantic of the Spirit was shown. Will Eisner asks for the person who animated this sequence and it was done by none other than [[TheIncredibles Brad]] [[TheIronGiant Bird]]. Bird wrote the script but however despite positive acclaim the script got [[ScrewedByTheNetwork the Hollywood majors couldn't picture it as an animated film]]. It is interesting to think what would happen if Brad Bird had adapted the Spirit as an animated film during the 1980's.

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