Following the release of the movie Elektra (2005), starring Jennifer Garner as the feisty super heroine, the plan was to release a video game that would have been supported by a tie-in comic.
OH. SO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
To be honest there wasn’t a great deal of detail on what the game would have been like, but presumably it would have shared connections to the Elektra movie, either as a playable version of the film, or as a sequel of sorts.
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN?
It was decided by the publisher (and rightly so) that the game would not be popular enough to sell enough copies and so plans to turn Elektra into a game were quickly ditched. A few fans decided to create an online petition in order to convince somebody...somewhere... to release a game, but (thankfully) nothing came of it. Instead a mobile Elektra game was released.
WAS THIS SUCH A BAD THING?
No, not at all. The movie was pretty crappy and so it didn’t take a degree in the bleedin’ obvious to figure out that a game based on a pretty crappy movie would also be pretty crappy.
BUT WHAT IF?
If an Elektra game had been released then it would have clogged up the shelves of all good gaming stores... most likely displayed next to unsold DVDs of Elektra. With mountains of unsellable games covering display racks, businesses would have been reluctant to stock new titles until they were rid of Elektra... and that Herculean task would have slowed down the replenishment of new stock into stores indefinitely. Eventually without new titles arriving on a regular basis, gamers would have stopped buying games completely and the whole gaming industry would have ceased to exist. With nothing keeping them transfixed to their TV screens, a large amount of unwashed men in their mid to late 20s would have re-entered polite society which would have overthrown the eco-system of the modern world. The ramifications are incalculable.