In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a James Bond battle against the odds behind the scenes, and how The Shadow and Batman sort of led to a different big screen hero.

Skyfall (2012) was caught up in the financial meltdown of MGM, and became a hostage of circumstances. But it proved to 007’s benefit.

It was only when director Sam Raimi couldn’t get the rights to Batman or The Shadow that he pressed ahead with what became Darkman (1990) instead.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

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