Goodbye, Batgirl – 5 More Movies We’ll Never Get to See

bat girl It’s the latest movie to be added to a growing list of movies we’ll never get to see. The $90 million movie was shot and largely edited, but now everything will be moved to the cutting room floor, writes Sian Mitchell.

Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav advertiser The decision to cancel the film was the result of a reorientation of the company’s strategic vision — discouraging, but often used in the company’s rationale when Hollywood studios believe they will make a better financial return on a film by cross it off as a loss rather than liberating it.

Batgirl isn’t the first movie to be canceled in the history of the movie industry.

Infamous examples include Terry Gilliam The man who killed Don Quixote And Alexander Jodorovsky’s plan for 14 hour version of Dune.

Here are five more movies that haven’t appeared on our screens…at least not yet.

1. Superman’s life

Starring Nicolas Cage as “The Man of Steel”, Superman’s life It also met its abrupt end at Warner Bros.

Kevin Smith (from clerks Fame) for rewriting the Superman script in the mid-’90s.

He seemed doomed from the start with producer Jon Peters It said This Superman shouldn’t be flying or wearing his famous suit. Smith was then fired from the project once Tim Burton signed on to direct, with Burton insisting he make his own version of the story.

Three subsequent drafts and a budget that nearly doubled 200 million US dollars The studio put the movie on hold.

Both Burton and Cage eventually pulled out of the project, though male cage This Superman movie was the best ever.

2. Revenge of the Jedi

Imagine if Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi It opened with a family of Ewoks sitting silently in an old sitting room, or the scene where Jabba the Hutt and Bib Fortuna fuse bodies in a gruesome Sarlac crater accident.

This is what it would have been if Revenge of the Jedi Manufactured.

David Lynch and David Cronenberg have been listed as potential directors for the third installment of the George Lucas saga.

some accounts From the story it indicates that Lynch rejected it Dunewhile Cronenberg cited him arrogance of youth Not caring about other people’s work.

Richard Marquand went on to direct the renamed movie, so we’re left wondering what a surreal nightmare it could be.

3. Uncle Tom’s fairy tales

This 1968 film, directed by then-film student Penelope Severis (Wayne’s Scientist) and starring Richard Pryor, tells the story of a wealthy white man who was kidnapped by the Black Panthers and prosecuted for all the racist crimes that have occurred throughout U.S. history.

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As the film neared completion, Pryor and his then-wife, Shelley Bonos, got into a heated argument as she allegedly accused him of being more interested in the movie than she was in her. Prior Reply destruction The only negative of the movie.

Fragments from the film remained, which Spheeris offered in a 2005 retrospective honoring Pryor. became the parts The subject of the lawsuit Pryor’s seventh wife, Jennifer Lee, presented it, arguing that Spheeris and Pryor’s daughter together stole the negatives.

As of 2021, the suit still pending.

4. Who killed Bambi?

Named after their song Who killed Bambi?The Sex Pistols were the subject of a feature film due out in 1978. The film was written by Roger Ebert and directed by Ross Meyer, and was supposed to be a way for the pistols to penetrate the American market.

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Fox Studios production shutdown After the first day of filming, executives and Fox shareholders, Princess Grace of Monaco, are concerned about making another Meyer sexual exploitation film. There were also issues of lack of funding and infighting between the band, the filmmakers and the band’s manager, Malcolm McClaren.

The movie is no longer there, but the script can still be found on the Ebert website.

5. 100 years

Robert Rodriguez 100 years It makes the list for a different reason. Interestingly, the film’s planned release date is 2115 – 100 years after its completion.

Maybe the movie isn’t that interesting It is said Being “inspired by a century of meticulous craftsmanship required to create each Louis XIII Cognac beaker” – making it look more like a marketing gimmick than an exhibition experience.

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The only physical copy of the film was shown in a designated safe at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and is scheduled to open automatically on November 18, 2115.

Written and starring John Malkovich, the film imagines the Earth in 100 years. Secrecy surrounds more detail about the film’s story and whether the filmmakers projected a true vision of the future.

We can safely assume that cognac will make a cameo, but most of us will never know.

About the author: Sian Mitchell is a Lecturer in Film, Television and Animation at Deakin University. This article originally appeared in . format Conversation.