Long before the stubbornly-heterosexual Marvel Cinematic Universe, cinema-goers were almost treated to a camp superhero epic that would have pitted Cher and KISS against Donna Summer and her Village People army.
In 1979, Casablanca Records and some Hollywood execs wanted Marvel to piece together a script for a movie about Dazzler, an all-singing mutant superhero who can convert sound vibrations into light and energy beams, making her a literal blast at parties.
Dazzer had made her comic book debut earlier that year, conceived in response to the rise of disco and in the hopes that Marvel would be able to make a leap into music.
According to Gizmodo, then-Marvel editor in chief Jim Shooter was asked to write up a Dazzler movie treatment in four days. And what he created was probably the most mind-boggling superhero-pop-music-heavy-metal crossover in history.