Archive for the 'Movie Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Marty McFly Originally Travel to “The Summer of Love” in Back to the Future Part II?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Back to the Future Part II originally traveled to 1967. As I wrote in an old Movie […]

How Did Crispin Glover and Back to the Future II Change Actors’ Rights Forever?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Crispin Glover sued the studio that produced Back to the Future II and the lawsuit led to […]

Did Heath Ledger’s Tragic Death Ruin Plans for the Joker to Appear in The Dark Knight Rises?

MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: The Joker was going to appear in The Dark Knight Rises before Heath Ledger’s tragic death squelched those plans. Heath Ledger’s Academy Award-winning performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight highlights the fallacy of overreacting to casting news before the film debuts, as Ledger’s casting drew a lot of criticism that […]

Was Oliver Reed Too “Rough” to Be Cast as James Bond?

MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Oliver Reed was not cast as James Bond because he was considered to be too rough. Anthony Horowitz, the novelist currently writing the James Bond series of novels for Ian Fleming’s estate, caused some controversy a while back when he gave his opinion regarding whether he thought that actor Idris Elba would […]

Did Carrie Fisher Work as a Script Doctor on Over a Dozen Hollywood Films?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Carrie Fisher worked as a script doctor on over a dozen Hollywood films. Besides making them cultural […]

Was Toy Story Nearly Canceled Because It Was Too Dark of a Story?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: “Toy Story” was nearly canceled because the original script was considered too dark. In an old Movie […]

Was Snakes on a Plane Re-Edited after a Parody Trailer of the Film?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: The film Snakes on a Plane had new scenes filmed after the film was otherwise completed to […]

Was Flash Gordon Nearly in A Christmas Story?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Flash Gordon was nearly in A Christmas Story. A Christmas Story, has had an interesting trajectory since […]

Were Luke and Leia Meant to be Siblings When They Kissed in Empire Strikes Back?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Princess Leia was not intended to be Luke’s sister until Return of the Jedi. A while back, […]

Does Marvel Not Own the Rights to Make an Incredible Hulk Film?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Marvel does not own the rights to make an “Incredible Hulk” film. During Marvel’s announcements last year […]