Cinema is a risky business. With each passing year, the movie budgets continue to trend upward. And, since it is one of the fastest growing businesses around, the avenue continues to be considered an investor’s delight. On the other hand, there are times when the film earns double its investment and it’s a win-win situation for everyone. But there have also been times when films have been shelved due to budget issues and creative differences. Alas, this has been a recurring problem with a string of mega movies lately. Here is our list that will make you want to twiddle your thumbs and wish for a miracle!
Based on DC Comics’ Barbara Gordon, this film was slated for release in 2022. Leslie Grace, who is a singer and actress, would have been seen in the lead role if things had gone as planned. The film’s budget was $80 million. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a spike of nearly $90 million. Filming schedules were nearing completion, but according to reports, the production house has taken a step back to focus on theatrical projects rather than its streaming counterparts.
Scoob! : The holiday haunt
The first animated part of this series Scoob! went from a theatrical release to a digital release in 2020. Fast forward to 2022, when audiences were gearing up for its sequel, according to reports, the film had to be shelved. Its budget was estimated at around $40 million. This movie would have made for a sweet afternoon, as it charts the journey of Scooby and Shaggy, who go on an adventure with their friends.
The Wonderful Twins
the absolute Wonder Twins movie boost announced, cast, sent to pre-production and canned in a month??? pic.twitter.com/DUnDfQsFIH
— Croc (@Croc_Block) May 11, 2022
According to popular reports, Warner Bros announced in May that the team had made the decision not to go ahead with the film. The Wonderful Twins. It would have been a planned live-action movie about a brother-sister duo from the planet Exxor named Zan and Jayna. KJ Apa and Isabel May were supposed to star in this one. The estimated budget was $75 million and management was unsure if they were equipped enough to handle it.
Additionally, original “The Flash” solo writers announced in 2015, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are also set to serve as producers. They wrote the treatment which was rendered and edited by Rick Famuyiwa (trained director) and they were also rumored to have directed last year. pic.twitter.com/0vEyJ6HHRD
– The Flash movie news ⚡ (@FlashFilmNews) June 28, 2018
In 2015, a Star Wars Anthology film titled Solo was announced. It had Lord and Miller in the lead role. When filming began in 2017, a series of events ensued, an interim coach was hired and Ron Howards replaced Lord and Miller. Because of this, the budget has increased to $125 million. Eventually, the film was deleted.
Needless to say, I’m extremely excited for the upcoming john cena/jackie chan PROJECT X-TRACTION vehicle, now listed as ‘Snafu’ on imdb. for some reason it takes place in iraq pic.twitter.com/x4qLm8go7N
— Cole (@municiplairport) October 22, 2021
This action movie with John Cena and Jackie Chan was almost done a few years ago, but fate had other plans. Finances for the entire film were funded by Chinese companies. However, when trade ties between the United States and China began to run into trouble, the film was given the shorter end of the stick. And while a good movie with two action heroes would have been a visual treat for audiences, this mega project never saw the light of day.
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