5. Deadpool Not Forgetting His Guns
Who remembers this memorable scene when Deadpool accidentally leaves his duffel bag full of guns in Dopinder’s taxi on his way to the final battle? Now, imagine that this was never supposed to happen in the first place. In fact, the original plan for the film’s climax was to have a massive, action-packed gun fight, however, that was not the case, as you know, and the reason for this; it was too expensive to make. Much to the surprise of the filmmakers, the studio cut $7 million off the budget which meant the filmmakers had to make some big adjustments in order to get around this. So, they decided to make Deadpool forget his guns, which meant instead of going in guns blazing for the final battle, Deadpool had to fight using his katanas, which was an epic compromise. Although the budget was slashed, excuse the pun, this all worked out in the end and a hilarious and unforgettable scene was created.
4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Set in a Haunted Castle
The second instalment in the Indiana Jones franchise, The Temple of Doom saw Indiana Jones arrive in North India where he is asked by a desperate village to find a sacred, mystical stone as well as rescue their children from a secret cult practicing child slavery and ritual human sacrifice in honour of the Hindu Goddess, Kali. George Lucas, who wrote the story for the film, originally wanted the Temple of Doom to take place in a haunted castle in Scotland, however, director, Steven Spielberg felt that it would have been too similar to Poltergeist, a film that he wrote and produced. In the end, what was originally meant to be a haunted castle slowly changed into the classic, booby-trapped temple of doom that we all are familiar with today.
3. An Alternative Ending in Logan
For those who have yet to see Logan…spoilers incoming… the ending was very emotional and we all said goodbye to one of the most beloved characters of the Marvel Universe. You shed a tear…don’t lie. While some felt the ending was a perfect way to cement the legacy of Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine, Jackman, himself, wasn’t so convinced. In an interview, Jackman explained that he thought it would be better if Logan had lived. He said, “It was always floated that Logan would possibly die. I said, “let’s be open, because it may be more powerful for him not to die.”” Eventually, Jackman realised that the director, James Mangold’s vision of the film’s ending left a stronger impact and that it did. It was the final farewell to the legendary Wolverine.
2. Dr. No Was Going to be a Monkey
The first film of the James Bond franchise, Dr. No, is a classic with 007 being sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. Along the way, Bond encounters Dr. No, the main villain of the film, who plots to disrupt an early American space launch with a radio beam weapon. Dr. No was the first villain in the James Bond movies and in the original draft of the film’s script, writers planned to make Dr. No a monkey. The idea was eventually scrapped and the script was rewritten as the producers felt that even a monkey with a high IQ couldn’t possibly be 007’s ‘merciless antagonist’. Making Bond’s first fiendish adversary a monkey was perhaps not the greatest of ideas but it would have been quite funny to see nonetheless.
1. Killing Rocky in Rocky V
The Rocky films follow the story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated, working class Italian-American boxer who tries to live the American Dream and make it big in the sport of boxing. It’s inspirational, motivational and a classic to watch. In Rocky V, Rocky is forced to retire from boxing due to brain damage he suffered in his fight against Russian boxer, Ivan Drago. Rocky then moves back home and one day meets a hungry, young fighter by the name of Tommy Gunn. Rocky takes Gunn under his wing and agrees to train and manage him. However, Gunn betrays Rocky and this culminates in a street fight, which sees Rocky knock-out his former protégé after taking a heavy beating. According to the director, the film was not originally supposed to end this way. In fact, Rocky was meant to be killed during his final fight with Tommy Gunn, which wouldn’t have been a great way to end the film however, just before the film was near completion the studio decided against it. Rocky Balboa may not have died, however, the same can’t be said for the actual film, itself, as it received poor box office results.