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.
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!
The script for the first set of Spiderman movies crossed over many hands before Sam Raimi took over... and one of those pairs of hands was James Cameron's (I KNOW!). At this point, Dr. Octopus was supposedly bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker was.. meaning he would become "Professor Spider-Oc"... or whatever. Also he had a sidekick.
Batman was originally meant to fight bad guys with a giant magnet. Yeah... I know.
Unsurprisingly... Beetlejuice was almost written as a murderer.
SPOILER ALERT: It eventually turns out that these "Gels" were actually once humans, whose bodies had just strophied after years of living in zero-gravity space. WILD.
The Truman Show is already a pretty wild, slightly dark movie, but the original one was supposed to be even darker.
In the first couple of drafts, Truman was actually supposed to take a real baby and threaten to smash its head in, in front of its mother in order for the mother to admit that the whole thing is just a sham of a show. At leats he was never actually meant to go through with it.
After the script was rewritten in order to add a few subplots and tighten the dialogue blah blah blah... we were robbed of some seriously golden moments. For example, at one point the "Alien" was supposed to use a human shield against a flamethrower.
Basically, Jackson wanted to create a straight sequel to the original film, and he wanted it to take place during an "Ape Renaissance" complete with a chimp Leonardo Da Vinci and some sort of ape-human hybrids... well, maybe next time eh Jackson!?