15 Movies And Shows That Recycled Discarded Material

Just like you, show business never throws anything out, in case they need it later.
15 Movies And Shows That Recycled Discarded Material

Some of the most iconic props and sets in movie and television history have been recycled from other productions. The Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, for instance, was made from repurposed metal scraps. Other famous examples include the DeLorean from Back to the Future, which was built from leftover parts from other cars, and the T-800 endoskeleton from The Terminator, which was created using surplus military equipment. Even the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars was originally designed for another film before being reused for George Lucas's space epic. While some might see recycling as a way to save money, it can also be seen as a way to add character and richness to a production. After all, there's something special about knowing that the objects on screen have been used in other stories and that they will continue to be used in others long after the credits have rolled.

Hollywood is kinda like a crossover between the ending scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark and a Hoarders episode. Just imagine mountains of crates of boxes containing stuff they discarded but can't get around to putting in the trash can, in case it eventually comes in handy. And guess what -- once in a while, there is something useful in there. The leftovers of past productions often make good raw material for sequels -- like these cases make it clear.

X-Men: Apocalypse CYCLOPS DISCOVERING HIS POWERS A teen Scott Summers first manifests his powers in a high school bathroom. A similar scene was written for the first movie, but then scrapped (it does show up in a novelization, though).

Source: CBR

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