When you think about iconic movies, it’s hard to imagine them ending any other way. But when directors and studios clash, sometimes the original endings wind up on the cutting room floor.
Here are 10 of the craziest alternate endings that almost happened. Obviously, there will be major spoilers for the movies, so read on at your own risk!
20. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Final Cut: In the theatrical release of Terminator 2, once the T-1000 is defeated, Arnold’s Terminator sacrifices himself to make sure that the apocalyptic future never comes to pass. While Sarah and John Connor tearfully look on, the Terminator is lowered into a vat of molten steel. As he goes under, he gives a final thumbs’ up.