What has The Avengers been retitled in the United Kingdom? Will Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool movie borrow from X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Want to read a behind the scenes account of the Batman vs. Superman movie? What would the Steampunk Batman game Gotham by Gaslight have looked like? In which video game can you actually play as Stan Lee? And did a Marvel employee let the name of the Avengers villains slip out? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Titan Books has provided /Film with an exclusive excerpt from David Hughes‘ upcoming book Tales From Development Hell: The Greatest Movies Never Made? I’ve had a preview copy of the new updated edition and have been enjoying it thoroughly. There is some truly great and frustrating stories within — including the big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman, Ridley Scott‘s Crisis in the Hot Zone which collapsed days before filming, James Cameron‘s Fantastic Voyage, the long road to bring The Lord of the Rings to the big screen (one incarnation featured the Beatles), the many scripts and long development of Indiana Jones 4, and many others.

Probably the best chapter in the book focuses on the history of Batman adaptations, including Darren Aronofsky and Frank Miller‘s adaptation of Batman: Year One starring Clint Eastwood. After the jump you will find an excerpt of this chapter.

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