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Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.

10 Would-Be Movie Franchises That Failed to Take Off

John Carter Serenity Sky Captain
Disney/Fox

Movie studios love successful franchises because they ensure a steady stream of box office bank. But for every hot property like Batman, Iron Man, or 'Star Trek,' there are many that never take off. Consider Disney's 'The Lone Ranger,' for example. Tepid reviews and weak earnings mean it will likely never spawn sequels. Instead, it seems destined to go down in history as a poorly-received $225 million one-off flick.

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10 Potentially Amazing Movies That Never Happened (But Almost Did)

Amazing Movies
Weta Workshop / Taschen / Arthur Schatz

Movie history is littered with films that failed to get off the ground, from historical epics to sci-fi thrillers to even a version of 'Lord of the Rings' that would've starred the Fab Four.

Some of these films went no further than the conceptual stage, others lost funding and some were derailed by tragedy

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Iron Man

Iron Man facts
Marvel

Ever since the release of the first 'Iron Man' film in 2008, the Marvel character has become a certified cultural icon, with his likeness appearing on everything from children's backpacks to Burger King meals to boxes of frozen pizza. And with the release of 'Iron Man 3' this Friday, Iron Man's world domination seems almost complete.

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Lampent – The 10 Weirdest Pokemon Ever

Weirdest Pokemon
Nintendo

Let's forget about Lampent's silly character design for a moment -- it's, you know, a lamp that evolves into a chandelier -- and focus instead on its creepy abilities.

Lampent visits people when they're on the brink of death, then steals the souls from their body, absorbing their essence as fuel for the fire that burns within it.

Sounds like the perfe

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