WARNING: This post has spoilers for The Thing, Mystery Men, Jurassic Park, Iron Man 2, Stargate, The Mask, and Star Wars.
1. Nauls (The Thing)
|Nauls (T.K. Carter)|
What Really Happened: There are several answers to this, none of which are good for Nauls. From watching the movie, we later see the Blair-Thing attack from where Nauls had been going, so it's implied he was killed by it. This is confirmed in a deleted scene, where Nauls is attacked by the Thing disguised as a box. The scene was apparently cut, because the jack-in-the-box like effect was more comical than scary. It also violated the rule up until this point that the Thing can only mimic living creatures. Apparently, in the novelization, Nauls gets chased and cornered by the Thing and commits suicide before he can be assimilated. So all things being equal, Nauls is dead.
2. Iron Kid (Iron Man 2)
|I couldn't find a pic of the real kid...|
What Really Happened: The kid escaped and lived happily ever after. Or was killed by a different drone or the exploding park. Whichever lets you sleep at night.
3. Dr. Annabel Leek (Mystery Men)
|Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush), Annabel Leek (Lena Olin)|
What Really Happened: Apparently, there's some supplemental material on the DVD that show Leek had more scenes but they were cut out. Most likely, Frankenstein killed her the way he killed all his other henchmen.
4. The Embryos (Jurassic Park)
|Barbasol Cryocan from "Jurassic Park"|
What Really Happened: Since it was stated that the shaving cream can had a shelf life of only a few hours, the embryos most likely died and the can is still there, buried in mud. Apparently, we're not the only ones who wondered, because Jurassic Park: The Game features the characters going after the can.
5. Peggy Brandt (The Mask)
|Peggy Brandt (Amy Yasbeck)|
What Really Happened: This was actually explained in a deleted scene, and when you know the truth, you'll understand why it was cut. Tyrell threw Peggy into the grinding jaws of one of the newspaper's printing presses. In what was supposed to be a hilarious joke, we see a new edition printed from the machine...in blood with Peggy's horrified face on the front page.
6. The Child Army (Stargate)
|Kids in the background|
What Really Happened: To help us sleep at night, let's imagine that Ra's power over the children was broken. The children escaped the ship before it exploded. Or they all died. Again, whatever helps you sleep at night.
7. Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars)
|Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best)|
What Really Happened: In a deleted scene in Revenge of the Sith, Jar Jar Binks passes Emperor Palpatine in a hallway, who thanks him for putting him into power. What's not shown is that, after realizing that he was single-handedly responsible for bringing the greatest evil in the Galaxy into power, Jar Jar Binks ran off and hung himself. Just kidding. During a new edit of the final montage in Return of the Jedi, we hear Jar Jar's voice celebrating on Coruscant. So we know he survived at least until the end of the original trilogy.
Does this satisfy your curiosity about these characters? What other characters have you wondered the fate of in scifi movies?
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