The 50 Cent superhero movie that never happened
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The 50 Cent superhero movie that never happened

New York rapper 50 Cent is certainly a character, and from his humorous social media antics to his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, the rapper-turned-media mogul has definitely reached extraordinary heights in his career and is truly a tycoon.

50 Cent’s big break in television came with his series Power, which he produced and wrote. The Starz network picked up the highly successful series, which led to a massive increase in subscriptions. 

Following the success of Power and after having built a strong business relationship with the executives at Starz, 50 (real name Curtis Jackson) apparently tried to pitch a superhero series to the network. However, it was rejected by those in power. 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jackson opened up about his relationship with Starz, stating, “I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with my Starz family. We have had great success together on Power, and I am excited to get going on all of our upcoming projects together.” 

The superhero series was entitled Tomorrow, Today, and Jackson explained to the magazine, “I knew Starz would be the perfect home for Tomorrow, Today. This project is very personal to me … creating it, writing it, finding the best team for it, and I will continue to be involved every step of the way.”

50 Cent explained the plot, detailing, “A veteran from the south side of Chicago, after being falsely imprisoned, becomes the personal experiment of a mad prison doctor trying to create the perfect man – and an unstoppable killing machine. Set free, but on the run, the veteran must reconcile with the world that has turned against him, and use his newfound abilities for good.”

Tomorrow, Today never hit television screens, and Starz chose to focus on Power and other television shows he produced, like For Life. However, Jackson revealed that he was still interested in entering the superhero space.