Movies! Everybody loves movies! Even if you hate movies, there’s at least one movie you really really love. And there’s also at least one movie you pretend to love because it’s a “classic” and everyone says that you should despite the fact that you kind of really don’t care for it at all-
ANYWAY, it’s pretty common knowledge that movies do in fact go through quite a few rough drafts during their early stages of conception. This is presumably due to the fact that those poor, exhausted creative teams constantly have to try and figure out what exactly it is that kids are “into these days”…yikes.
Because of that, there are so many ill-conceived, laughable concepts that it’s absolutely wild that anything coherent ever makes it onto our screens at all.
Still not sure what I’m talking about? Well lucky for you I’ve collected some of the weirdest plots and characters and… general ideas that at one point studios were seriously considering for some of the most famous movies ever made.
1. Return of the Jedi
In one of the original drafts of The First Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi was actually… a zombie.
Basically, in the initial script, Luke Skywalker travels to a planet made entirely of Lava in order to confront Vader… and he is joined by the one and only, Obi-wan… who at this point, is dead. That’s right, Obi-Wan came back from the dead to help out, because apparently, Jedi can do that… and Yoda joins him too!
Believe it or not, but the movie Birdman was originally meant to be just one giant set up for a joke about… Johnny Depp.