8 Fascinating Superhero Movies That Almost Happened

James Cameron s Spider-Man

Cannon Pictures dominated the '80s with genre hits like Delta Force and Bloodsport. By 1990, they aimed higher, securing rights to Masters of the Universe, Superman, and Spider-Man.

Justice League Mortal

Mad Max director George Miller nearly brought his magic to superheroes with Justice League: Mortal in the mid-2000s.

Luke Cage by Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino, a known comic book fan, almost ventured into superhero films. Despite featuring comic references in movies like Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Crimson Tide, he only considered directing one superhero film

Ant-Man by Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright, known for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, was set to direct Ant-Man in the 2000s.

Plastic Man by the Wachowskis

Before their breakout hit The Matrix, Lily and Lana Wachowski had a script for Plastic Man, a lesser-known DC Comics hero.

Justice League Dark

Guillermo del Toro, an Oscar-winning director with a passion for monsters and superheroes, was once attached to Justice League Dark.

Hulk 2

Ang Lee s 2003 Hulk faced initial disappointment but has since gained appreciation for its emotional depth.

Daredevil 1973

The release of "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" created a memorable box-office weekend in summer 2023. Baby boomers connected with the story of the atomic bomb's creation, bridging generational gaps.