Have you heard any fascinating conspiracy theories about the most influential films in Hollywood? I had listened to a few but found a fun post on the internet asking for examples. So here are the top-voted responses for your entertainment.
1. Disney’s Frozen
Several people believe the title of the Disney movie Frozen was changed from its original version, The Snow Queen. Many think this is true due to the wild rumor that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen after his death. Others admit they don’t know whether this is true or false, but they hold onto the idea because it’s fun to think about.
2. The Child Actors of The Twilight Zone
The production of the 1983 film, The Twilight Zone will be forever marred by the tragic accident that caused the deaths of two child actors and one adult actor. The child actors were hired under the table and against California State child labor laws.
The conspiracy amidst the tragedy was that “Spielberg knew more than he let on about those child actors” hired against state laws. Furthermore, many crew members, including director Spielberg, began distancing themselves from writer and fellow director John Landis.
3. James Cameron Did Sam Worthington a Favor
One user thinks Sam Worthington’s role in Terminator Genisys came as a favor from James Cameron. Cameron pulled Worthington from living out of his car to play in Avatar in 2009. However, Cameron did Worthington a solid by including him in the cast of Terminator Genisys while “waiting for that sweet, sweet Avatar cash to start rolling in.”
4. Jon Favreau in Chef
Following the difficult time he had during the writing and filming of Iron Man, Jon Favreau embarked on a new film voyage in Chef. In this film, Favreau plays a celebrity chef who wants to take a different path and open up a food truck.
Many moviegoers assumed the exchange between Dustin Hoffman and Jon Favreau’s characters had a little more real-life meaning for the writer-director than we initially thought. Favreau’s character says, “the kitchen is my domain; that was our deal.” Hoffman’s character yells, “I don’t [care] about our deal!” Moviegoers feel that was related to Favreau’s struggles with Iron Man and Iron Man 2.
5. Jar Jar Binks was a Sith
In the Star Wars universe, force-sensitive people can do miraculous things that non-force-sensitive people can’t. Things like mentally manipulating the people around them (Jedi mind tricks) and leaping great heights with little to no effort, to name a few.
Some Star Wars fans pointed out that Jar Jar Binks did all these things. But they also pointed out that he has the searing yellow eyes of a Sith, which led people to believe that Jar Jar Binks would be revealed as a force-sensitive Sith conspirator. It’s those “creepy yellow Sith eyes.”
6. The Original Design for Sonic the Hedgehog
The original Sonic design was a publicity stunt to garner attention, “and it worked.” However, one individual continued there was no way the animation team could have reanimated Sonic for an entire movie in the time they had available. This lends evidence to the idea that it was orchestrated from beginning to end.
7. The Mummy 2017 was Supposed to Be Uncharted
Several fans felt the 2017 reboot of The Mummy movie series was initially proposed as the first Uncharted movie. However, they noted how the opening scene in the desert was part of the original concept while the film project was still on track to be the Uncharted film.
8. From Virus to Nanobots in 007
The nanobots in No Time to Die were originally scripted to appear as a virus instead. One noted that the nanobots were edited due to the film’s release date and proximity to the Corona Virus pandemic. Another commented the nanobots were never spoken by a character on screen, only via text or phone/radio, which would symbolize a post-production edit.
9. Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War
In the comics, the Marvel superhero known as Spider-Man had a pivotal role in the Civil War story arc. When it came to the Civil War film, Tom Holland’s debut appearance as Peter Parker didn’t portray as much.
The conspiracy with this is Sony released the rights to the Spider-Man too late to play a proper leading role, so the responsibilities were passed down to Black Panther. But Peter Parker/Spider-Man was such a significant player in the events of Civil War they had to find some way to get him in the film.
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10. Disney’s Up Started Out as a Short Film
Many presumed the first ten minutes of the Disney film Up was the original. These conspiracy theorists think the Disney executives loved the short film so much that they commissioned it to be a full-length movie. A final Reddit user declared how they could care less about the story of the old man and the little boy; they wanted more about Ellie!
What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or are these a little far-fetched? This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Cents of Money.
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