27 Disturbing Early Drafts Of Famous Characters

The creative process is mysterious and complicated, nobody here is disputing that. But because of that fact, famous characters often undergo a series of wild transformations before they settle into the familiar forms fans come to know and recognize. And sometimes they take hilarious, disturbing turns along the way.

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Black Widow THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT ex-KGB soul martial harvester artist for Satan. (OF EVIL KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR THE IMMORTAL BLACSource: Comic Vine

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The Predator THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT crab-faced bug-duck Rasta dude thing The creature, originally played by Jean-Claude Van Damme in a Source: IGN

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Scrooge McDuck THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT eccentric genocidal treasure robber hunter baron- 00 In the early comics, we learn that Unca ScroSource: Duck Comics Revue

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Mr. Clean THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT squeaky: the world's clean CGI worst genie mascot In early commercials he was a genie with a disconcerSource: YouTube

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27 Disturbing Early Drafts Of Famous CharactersSource: Secret History of Star Wars

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Homer Simpson THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT nuclear secret plant professional stooge- stooge Matt Groening originally planned for it to be revSource: Entertainment Weekly

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Alien's Alien THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT terrifying, talking. silent with words. Ridley Scott says he wanted the movie to end with the alieSource: AV Club

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The Michelin Man THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT soft, metal as squishy, f**ck friendly He was originally called Bibendum and was conceived by tSource: Business Insider

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Mickey and Minnie THE CHARACTERS WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT sweet, Eldritch friendly, horrors welcoming Those are the original mascot versions of the paiSource: Disney Fandom

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Indiana Jones THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT target of preferred schoolgirl young girls -crushes. RAE ELE Ct Transcripts of the Raiders Of The Source: 5 Insane Early Drafts of Famous Movie Characters

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Jason Bourne THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT Matt Richard Damon Chamberlain in-a-hat The 1988 Bourne Identity is a three-hour made-for-TV flop tSource: 7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Characters

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Hunter S. Thompson THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT Johnny Bill Depp Murray Murray him in Where The Buffalo Roam back in 1980. Critics widely hatSource: The Atlantic

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Gizmo the Mogwai THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT adorable, that, but floofy, also evil sweet The first draft of Gremlins was considerably darkerSource: TooFab

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Ghostbusters Gozer THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT whatever it Pee-wee wants to Herman -looklike The makers of Ghostbusters originally meant forSource: Vulture

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Mr. Magoo THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT oblivious paranoid blind man nut-job to!! The character was created by two men who had been victims ofSource: 5 Insane Early Drafts of Famous Movie Characters

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Alien/Human Hybrid THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT chilling, a billion creepy, times fleshy creepier Resurrection Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet waSource: Unnatural Mutation - Creature Design. Alien Resurrection, Quadrilogy edition, 2003.

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The Green Goblin THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT pointy creepy metal rubber maskdude maskdude Special effects wizards originally developed a masSource: YouTube

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Popeye THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT sailor hero expendable dude side ch cter SPINACH Popeye's first appearance came in a comic strip adout OlSource: Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Characters

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Batman's. Alfred THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT caring, bumbling wise father idiot figure Alfred didn't appear in the early comics at all, and Source: Comic Vine

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Blade THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT head-to-toe super black colorful leather In his first appearance, Blade sports big hair and a disco-brightSource: CBR

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The Flintstones' Dino THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT goofy talking dinosaur dinosaur dog butler In the first season of The Flintstones, a flashSource: Fandom

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Twilight's Edward THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT gentle, total sparkly badass vegetarian When Paramount first acquired the Twilight movie rightSource: Hollywood Life

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Frozen's Elsa THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT princess straight-up with secret villain magic For most of Frozen's development process, Elsa was Source: Business Insider

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E.T. THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT stumpy, lost cattlea flower maiming collector monster Steven Spielberg originally pitched Night Skies (the Source: People

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Batman Bruce Wayne THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT super tragic no, yeah, origin story just a fed In the 1943 serial, Batman is simply a governmSource: 7 Bizarre Early Versions of Famous Characters

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Iron Man THE CHARACTER WE KNOW THE EARLY DRAFT sweet suit Bozo the with built- grinning in-AI robot Bozo The Iron Man came out in 1939, and he had theSource: International Hero