Best sci-fi 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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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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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker picture

Trivia: Music composer John Williams has a cameo as a bartender on the planet Kijimi.

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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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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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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. Director Simon Kinberg

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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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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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Glass picture

Trivia: M Night Shyamalan is seen in a cameo chatting in Bruce Willis' store about buying an alarm system with Spencer Treat Clark. The dialog in the scene also loosely implies he is the same character that Shyamalan played in the film "Unbreakable."

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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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Men in Black: International picture

Trivia: To date the only "Men in Black" film not directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and the only "Men in Black" movie not to feature Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. (Although a painting of Jones and Smith is visible in the film).

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Trivia: The tear Brad Pitt sheds when talking to his father towards the end is real. He told the director: "You gotta replace my tear, that's not how it works in zero-gravity", but the director preferred the genuine tear over a CGI replacement.

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Brightburn picture

Trivia: In one scene dangling from the car keys in the ignition is a Jason hockey mask - iconic for another superhuman maniac who's virtually unstoppable.

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Trivia: The fortress of solitude is a replica from Richard Donner's Superman film.

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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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