Best action movie trivia of 2019

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Avengers: Endgame picture

Trivia: In the comics Falcon has taken on the mantle of Captain America before.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum picture

Trivia: John's request for "guns...lots of guns" mirrors a line Keanu Reeves has in The Matrix.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker picture

Trivia: When Finn, Poe, Rey and C-3PO visit the festival, the 42 year interval is a reference to the 42 years between A New Hope and The Rise of Skywalker.

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Trivia: The film's first trailer - in particular the design chosen for Sonic - was so poorly received, that the director confirmed on Twitter two days later that the studio was committed to changing the design to quell the backlash.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home picture

Trivia: Peter's passport has his birthday as 10th August. That's the date Amazing Fantasy #15 was released, where Spider-Man made his debut appearance.

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Captain Marvel picture

Trivia: The first Marvel film released after Stan Lee's death. In tribute, the usual opening ident, which has the comic book characters in the Marvel Studios logo, instead shows multiple images of Stan Lee.

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Shazam! picture

Trivia: Billy's father is named CC Batson as a reference to CC Beck, co creator of Shazam.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu picture

Trivia: The "old gangster movie" that's on the TV in Harry's apartment is the fictional movie "Angels with Filthy Souls," which was seen in the movie "Home Alone." The director wanted a detective movie for the scene, and said: "We needed something and I hadn’t figured out what I was going to put on that TV yet...Just as a laugh, we got the movie that they shot for Home Alone off of YouTube...We could never beat it!"

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Trivia: During one epic car crash near the start, just after the shooter gets taken out by the digger, if you know what to look for you can see Ryan Reynolds in the background, filming a post/advert for social media. Not a mistake, because it's just a tiny figure at the back of shot, but pairing the film and the post together it's fun to look for. (00:14:42)

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Dark Phoenix picture

Trivia: The third act was completely changed after reshoots. The final battle originally took place in space, and was then relocated to a train.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters picture

Trivia: Several times through the film Skull Island is mentioned in a nod to King Kong.

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Jumanji: The Next Level picture

Trivia: The film had a surprisingly fast production schedule. While the movie was announced shortly after the previous film, filming didn't begin until the end of January, 2019. The movie wrapped in May - only seven months before the release. By contrast, the previous film, "Welcome to the Jungle," wrapped filming a full year before release.

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Alita: Battle Angel picture

Trivia: Michelle Rodriguez has a cameo as Gelda, who is fighting along with Alita in her flashbacks, and Edward Norton has a cameo as Nova, Alita's main enemy on Zalem.

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Shaft picture

Trivia: Richard Roundtree is just six years older than Samuel L. Jackson, despite them playing father and son.

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Men in Black: International picture

Trivia: The film features a cameo from Frank the pug, who appeared in the first two films, but was absent from "Men in Black 3." Oddly enough, despite only appearing in the film for a few seconds, Frank appears quite prominently on several posters and even on the DVD cover art for the film. (The same is true for the "worm guys," who also appear on posters and the DVD cover despite only having a brief cameo in the film).

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part picture

Trivia: After the Justice League go into the Stairportal, it cuts to giant words saying 5 Years Later. This is a joke and jab at the same kind of 5 years later cut in Avengers: Endgame.

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Terminator: Dark Fate picture

Trivia: SPOILER! John Connor's death scene during the opening marks the first time since the original film that Arnold as the Terminator has killed a human.

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Kim Possible picture

Trivia: When Kim throws a henchman over the railings onto Professor Dementor, the henchman lets out a Wilhelm scream.

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Charlie's Angels picture

Trivia: Ella Balinska performed many of her own stunts in this movie.

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Hellboy picture

Trivia: Original "Hellboy" film series director Guillermo del Toro tried for nearly ten years to get a third film made in the series. However, due to a variety of circumstances, including budgetary concerns, his original vision for the third film was unable to be made. This movie was then written by series creator Mike Mignola and writer Andrew Crosby, with the intention of following on from the first two films. However, del Toro and original star Ron Perlman declined to be involved, feeling they should not make the film as it wouldn't pay off the storylines set up by the first two movies. Mignola and the producers then decided that rather than trying to make a direct sequel to the first two films without del Toro and Perlman, it should be rewritten to be a stand-alone reboot. References to the other films (and certain characters like Abe Sapien and Liz Sherman) were removed, and replaced with new concepts to set it apart from what came before.

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