Some movies are just never meant to be. Be it a scheduling conflict, inflated production costs, script disagreements, the studio wanting the film to go in a different direction, a similar film being released (or worse yet a similar film not doing well), there are endless reasons why movies stop mid pre-production (and more rarely, but still an occasionally, during production itself). Which comic book movies
that didn't happen do you wish you could see?
There was a time when comic movies were NOT considered bankable. Thanks should be given to the vastly underrated (and as such not given nearly enough credit for ushering in the superhero film movement) first Blade
film, as well as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man
, Bryan Singer's X-Men,
and Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins
. They all allowed the genre to become the powerhouse it is today.
There have been some follies, LXG, Spider-Man 3, Batman & Robin
, and many more all went through endless hoops and sign offs and still got made, but overall, the Comic Book Film is consistently entertaining and a generally welcome addition to any theatre marquee.
These are the comic book movies that never made it for whatever reason, the films (or film ideas) that started and stopped in various stages of development before they graced the screen. Collection Photo: Marvel Studios