There’s an endless stream of superhero movies coming out today, today being “since about 2008… maybe 2000.” But the glut of comic book movies could’ve been much larger and way more different if things had gone another way. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Doc Ock, Bob Hoskins’ Wolverine, and also maybe good ones too, like a Neil Gaiman and Guillermo Del Toro Dr. Strange. Yeah, that sounds cool - it’d probably be a nice relaxing blend of kind of trippy, kind of disturbing, and really colorful. Of course, that Nic Cage Superman we like to go on about would also probably be kind of trippy, kind of disturbing, and really colorful. But also not, uh… good? Probably? Who knows, if there is anything we can always expect out of the man, it would definitely be the unexpected. Anyway, here is a nice little bunch of films we can spend our time thinking about – because if there’s anything we like, it’s pondering what could have been.

Tom Cruise almost starred as Spider-Man in a Cannon Film adaptation

Superhero movies we almost got Tom Cruise as Spider-Man Spider-Cruise, Spider-Cruise, does whatever a Tom Cruise can - jumps on couches, promotes Scientology, and almost starred in an early adaptation of Spider-Man, back when the rights were with Cannon, the group responsible for the Masters of the Universe movie. CRACKED.COM

Source: Warped Factor

We almost had Bob Hoskins as Wolverine in a James Cameron flick

Superhero movies w ost got Bob Hoskins as Wolverine Bob Hoskins is the best there is at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. Chris Claremont, X-Men's most famous writer, pitched a Hoskins- headed X-Men film to James Cameron in the '90s, but it unfortunately never got off the ground. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

Neil Gaiman and Guillermo Del Toro tried to make a Doctor Strange Movie

Superhero movies we almost got Guillermo del Toro and Neil Gaiman's Doctor Strange Gaiman and del Toro Doctor Strange pitched a Doctor Strange movie in 2007, long before Benedict Cumberbatch stepped in. Marvel said no.

Source: IndieWire

Zack Snyder’s ultimate war would’ve ended the Justice League series

Superhero movies we almost got Zack Snyder's Justice League 3 Snyder's ultimate vision would've culminated in the entire world versus Darkseid in an epic battle that would've made Avengers: Endgame's final battle seem almost watchable. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vanity Fair

The third Amazing Spider-Man would’ve featured the cloned return of Gwen Stacy

Superhero movies we almost got The Amazing Spider-Man 3 The Clone Saga? The third film in The Amazing Spider-Man would've featured Peter Parker using his blood to bring back cloned versions of Gwen Stacy (presumably evil ones). Other ideas for Gwen? Bringing her back as Carnage. CRACKED.COM

Source: Murphy’s Multiverse

Joss Whedon wrote a vaguely misogynistic Wonder Woman

Superhero movies we almost got Joss Whedon's A F#ing Tourist Wonder Woman You're a f#ing tourist! is a line from Whedon's unproduced Wonder Woman script - screamed at Wonder Woman by Steve Trevor. Given later revelations about Whedon, maybe the line - and the general misogyny of the script - isn't too surprising. CRACKED.COM

Source: HuffPost

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