Rejected Marvel Designs and Show Pitches

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Code Red Was still planned for S2, but more faithfully adapted from the Red Zone comic arc by Geoff Johns and apparently, but unnecessarily, they wanted to make it a 2-parter.
 

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An animated Iron Man series almost happened in the Eighties.
 

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I've never gotten around to fully watching Howard the Duck, though I somehow ended up in possession of this giant kids picture book for the movie when I was little. The thought of what it could have been like as a PG/PG13 animated movie really intrigues me. Lucas had already dipped into similar territory with producing Twice Upon a Time around then, one of the first animated movies I remember ever seeing. I imagine that his name would have been a boon as a push for more unique, and well funded, animated movies in the 80s, similar to how Spielberg's was with the Bluth movies and Roger Rabbit. I can't imagine that Disney would not have wasted nuclear war if an animated Howard movie happened.

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It's kind of funny how most animated Howard the Duck projects end up cancelled, like these plans for a movie or his more recent Hulu series which actually made it pretty far all things considering.

I don't recall hearing Unlimited started out as anything else other than an adaptation of "Spider-Man 2099" before being re-worked into what it turned out to be. Pretty interesting in hindsight.

The "Ultimate Avengers Vs. X-Men" movie could have been pretty cool. It must have been discussed on these forums before, but it's kind of a shame it was never produced. I also like how the interview mentions this would have been similar to Hulk Vs. (still one of my favorite pieces of Marvel animation), with 2 shorter movies paired together. Having a Thor & Beta Ray Bill story would have been pretty fun, too.
 

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The "Ultimate Avengers Vs. X-Men" movie could have been pretty cool. It must have been discussed on these forums before, but it's kind of a shame it was never produced. I also like how the interview mentions this would have been similar to Hulk Vs. (still one of my favorite pieces of Marvel animation), with 2 shorter movies paired together. Having a Thor & Beta Ray Bill story would have been pretty fun, too.
I'm not sure if a short would have been sufficient to really do a good story but I guess it's sort of like two episodes of a TV show if it was going to be about 44 minutes or something. Maybe they could have pulled it off. I would have been excited for X-Men versus Avengers anything though.

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To be honest, I'm not sure if that would've been preferable to what we got with Unlimited :sweat:.
When I go back to Spider-Man Unlimited, I admire the style and the look so much but I'm just not a fan of the whole Counter Earth thing, at least not for the premise of the entire show. I much prefer that they tried something different though than to see them totally recreate the old comics from the '60s like that right on the heels of a long-running show that was the introduction of Spider-Man to so many already. I think it would have been too soon to go through all those motions again.

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When I go back to Spider-Man Unlimited, I admire the style and the look so much but I'm just not a fan of the whole Counter Earth thing, at least not for the premise of the entire show. I much prefer that they tried something different though than to see them totally recreate the old comics from the '60s like that right on the heels of a long-running show that was the introduction of Spider-Man to so many already. I think it would have been too soon to go through all those motions again.

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Batman Beyond comparisons aside, I would've been down for a Spider-Man 2099 cartoon :).
 

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Oh, definitely. I honestly thought that's what the show was initially going to be back then before I really took a good look at the promos.

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This is a more minor thing, but it's worth mentioning. Christopher Yost mentioned how he would've done a DVD movie about The Squadron Supreme. It's more like a "I wish I could've done this", but it's worth mentioning.

 

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This is a more minor thing, but it's worth mentioning. Christopher Yost mentioned how he would've done a DVD movie about The Squadron Supreme. It's more like a "I wish I could've done this", but it's worth mentioning.

I'm curious if EMH would've leaned into the Squadron as Justice League analogue's more or less like Assemble did...

There's a lot of stuff Assemble ended up doing that I would've liked to have seen EMH's take on (Thanos, Thunderbolts, Squadron, the Inhumans, etc.).
 

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I'm curious if EMH would've leaned into the Squadron as Justice League analogue's more or less like Assemble did...
Maybe. I mean, Scott Menville essentially voiced a very Robin like Bucky. He even used a very similar voice. I could imagine something similar for the Squadron with casting some Justice League voice actors in the roles .
 

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