People stopped caring about deleted scenes pretty soon after DVDs became a thing (unless they’re Star Wars-related). Truly, there’s a reason most of these things were deleted. Now, it’s not the content of a deleted scene that captures the attention so much as the waste of time, effort, and money it took to film what was essentially a fruitless endeavor. A new video from Looper compiles some of the most wasteful, and it’s a volume of lost footage that could’ve funded a dozen or so indies.
While some of the films included on this list, including World War Z and Little Shop Of Horrors, deleted entire acts rather than scenes, others found themselves taking a huge financial hit on just a single, lonely scene. One such example is the original opening of 2006’s Superman Returns, which filmed a sumptuous, contemplative opening on Krypton that was scuttled for its lack of explosions. Yeah, that cost them $10 million. Oops!