In the next following years, there will be many superhero movies released – and that is if we only take into account only the projects which were already announced. So it is a good time to be a fan of comic book adaptations – but how long can this last?
Will the masses become tired of this genre, just like it happened many times before with other genres, such as the western or the sword-and-sandal epics?
We’ll just have to wait and see. And even if some of the already announced projects won’t actually make it, they won’t be the first ones. Check out this short list of failed DC superhero projects!
The first superhero film we should mention is one that has a pretty good name: Batman Triumphant was supposed to be the 5th film in the series opened by Tim Burton’s Batman film. Of course, this director only helmed two Batman films, being replaced by Joel Schumacher when the studio decided that Burton’s vision was too a dark one.
And Warner Bros did believe that they had a great franchise on their hands, even after Batman Forever hit the big screens. They changed their mind after Batman and Robin, though…
This superhero sequel, Batman Triumphant, was supposed to see the return of the main cast (George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, and Alicia Silverstone), as well as being set to feature a heap of villains: Scarecrow (Steve Buscemi or Jeff Goldblum), Mad Hatter (Martin Short), Man Bat (Mark Linn-Baker), as well as Harley Quinn (Madonna).
But wait, this isn’t all – presumably, the biggest twist was supposed to see the return of Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
Quite a few villains, right? Do you remember how Bane was portrayed in Batman and Robin? Well, maybe this superhero movie was meant to be canceled from the first place…