X-Men movie trivia

Deadpool is just around the corner, a big bright spot in this month of February. This spin-off to the X-Men series is the first R-rated movie of the franchise, and its promos give a whole different vibe and feel from the other X-Men movies. The franchise has widened so immensely and been so successful, running since 2000, that it is a testament to the quality of the films released so far. Deadpool will be the eighth movie of the franchise and then X-Men: Apocalypse will be the next one releasing in May. So just to liven things up and bring back memories of the franchise again, here’s an interesting trivia from each movie of the series that seems fun to know.

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X-Men (2000): Wolverine’s famous line to Professor X – “What do they call you, ‘Wheels?'” – was in fact an ad-lib by Hugh Jackman as in the scripted line Wolverine called the Professor ‘Baldie’

X2 (2003): Director Bryan Singer has a cameo as a security guard in a scene where Professor X and Cyclops go to see Magneto.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006): The mutant Gambit was supposed to feature in this movie as a love interest for Rogue and a rival for Iceman, but as the character was being planned to be introduced in the subsequent movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he was left out of X-Men: The Last Stand.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009): The brown-and-yellow motorcycle jacket worn by Wolverine is a clear homage to the brown-and-yellow costume worn by Wolverine in the Marvel comics.

X-Men: First Class (2011): The film was originally planned to be a prequel about Magneto for which screenwriter Sheldon Turner wrote a treatment. The studio however decided to change the film’s direction to the early years of the X-Men, but incorporated aspects of Turner’s script into the film.

The Wolverine (2013): Hugh Jackman adopted a dehydration diet where he did not consume any liquid for 36 hours before filming his shirtless shots. This gave him the exaggerated muscle definition that he wanted to show in his shirtless scenes.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014): The character Trask (played by Peter Dinklage) is an anagram of Stark (aka Iron Man). Both make weapons in the Marvel universe.


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