10 Interesting Facts About The X-Men Movie Franchise

posted on: Friday, May 23, 2014
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Are you going to the cinema this week?

For sure, you’ll be watching X-Men: Days of Future Past so better take these interesting facts with you:

1. Hugh Jackman was a nobody before becoming Wolverine

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He was even just a last minute replacement when the original actor declined the offer. He started as a stage actor and when he appeared as Wolverine in the first X-Men movie, his popularity shot up and has already appeared in numerous movies as the famous mutant.

2. Stan Lee’s first appearance is in the first X-Men movie

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The X-Men is Stan Lee’s first cameo appearance in the Marvel movies. He was a hotdog stand vendor on the beach to which Senator Kelly emerges after escaping from Magneto.

3. X-Men director Bryan Singer is a fan of Game of  Thrones

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So that’s the reason why he cast Tyrion Lannister as the villain of the new movie…

4. The actors who portray Professor X and Magneto also have portrayed Macbeth

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James McAvoy, the young Prof. X, Sir Patrick Stewart, the old Prof. X, Michael Fassbender, the young Magneto, and Sir Ian McKellen all have portrayed the Shakespearean character in TV and movies.

5. Magneto is gay

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Sir Ian McKellen, who portrays the famous characters Gandalf and Magneto, considers his coming out as the best thing he did. Ellen Page, who plays Shadowcat, has also recently come out as gay.

6. Wolverine is supposed to be short

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Wolverine is just 5’3” while Hugh Jackman is 6’2”. Camera tricks were required during filming to make him appear shorter. He might be too tall for the role but he really nailed it though.

7. Halle Berry almost left the role as Storm in the third X-Men movie

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She was in an argument with director Bryan Singer and thought that her character was shallow. She eventually returned after her last movie ‘Catwoman’ flopped.

8. Michael Jackson and Shaquille O’Neal wanted a role in the movie franchise

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MJ wanted to play as Professor Charles Xavier, unfortunately, the deal eventually fell. Shaquille O’Neal, the basketball superstar, also wanted a role but was ignored. Whatever the reason was, it’s unfortunate these two didn’t get to appear in the movies.

9. Another X-Men film is brewing

Titled X-Men: Apocalypse, the sequel was announced before X-Men: Days of Future Past is released in cinemas.

10. Spider-Man appears in the first X-Men movie

Take a look at yourself.

Make sure to have fun this weekend and enjoy the movie!

What other comic book movies are you looking forward to?

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