There have been a lot of rumours about Joss Whedon’s changes to Zack Snyder’s original Justice League project close to its release. Whedon has had a hard time winning fans over with his earlier works such as the Avengers franchise. Wonder Woman was supposed to be carrying this film in the DC Extended Universe. But many viewers were worried that Joss will rush Justice League to make Diana’s debut solo film.
However, sometimes the filmmakers think of different directions, thematically. Sometimes the plot of films is changed due to the time or budget. Whatever the reason, here is a list of craziest alternate endings to your favourite superhero movies –
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
When you’re making a film “inspired” by an intellectual property like a book, game or comic, it’s going to be hard to let go of characters. When dealing with major franchises like the Avengers, there are only so many characters who are popular enough to carry their own film and not get lost in the background of other more famous and popular characters.
For example, Quicksilver was used as a secondary character in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Although he is perfectly fine for that sort of role, he probably would not have been able to carry his own movie at this point in time. Instead, Joss Whedon decided to make the CEO of Marvel Comics – Stan Lee- cameo as the hot dog stand vendor who gets rapidly attacked and presumably killed by Ultron.
In the signed version of the script, Hugh Jackman’s character was given a suitcase at the end of the movie. The suitcase contained a classic Wolverine costume that he never got around to wearing in any of its movies – possibly due to getting distracted by his love interest Yukio (Rila Fukushima). The ending scene of the film featuring this ending was cut from production.
In this regard, James Mangold said that he did not want anyone else who took over directing this character to feel like they had to use it if they didn’t feel like it would fit their story or did not have time for it. He also felt that fans would pressure them to ask why they did not use it after seeing it introduced here. So Mangold decided against using it for himself and left what happened with this costume ambiguous (unanswered).
In Thor (2011), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is forced to leave his home Asgard to return to Earth and take part in the Avengers Initiative. When he arrived on Earth, Thor promised Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) that he would return to her as soon as he had prevented his evil brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) from starting a war between the Asgardians and Jotuns.
He’s able to save both realms by defeating Loki, but at great cost. Thor destroys his only way of getting back home. He has officially become Earth-bound! While Jane continues working with her colleagues Dr Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) and Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), she comes up with a plan over the next five years involving sending out a portal beacon in the sky for Odin to see and give them instructions on how to open a wormhole permanently so that her love can be reunited with her not too long after Loki is released from captivity.
The third movie in the Blade trilogy was Blade: Trinity. It was centred on a plot that involved teaming up with the Nightstalkers to take down Dracula. However, the virus could prove life-threatening for both Blade himself as well as his allies. After an intense fight with Dracula and releasing the virus, Dracula warns that soon after falling into a coma, this might result in Blade’s inner vampire instincts taking over. But this remind us how he has managed to survive proclaiming himself human again just like before. As a result, it left fans wondering if this was true or not.