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Trivia: The film's working title was "Vengeance."

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Trivia: In France, when Mr. Carson and Lady Maude are in the hat shop, the clerk mistakenly refers to them as being married, which surprises and embarrasses both. This is a movie in-joke regarding actors Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) and Imelda Staunton (Lady Maude), who are married in real-life.

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Trivia: "Spice" - the most important and valuable substance - is produced by sandworm larvae; the substance produced by the larvae is called "melange."


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Trivia: Director Jason Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, director of the original "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II." As a child, Jason actually had a cameo in "Ghostbusters II" during the birthday party in the beginning. (He's the kid who tells Ray he heard the Ghostbusters were "full of crap").


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Trivia: Series star Johnny Knoxville has stated this will be his final "Jackass" movie, and that he will be retiring from the franchise. He has cited his age as a factor, in addition to a severe brain injury he sustained during the film, which caused him to lose cognitive function and develop severe depression for a period of time. He also said that he feels he doesn't have anything left to prove after having worked on the franchise for over 20 years.


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Trivia: Spoiler! There is a mid-credits scene with Commander Burnside. He is complimenting his space shield that also zaps giant bugs.

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Trivia: When the Daily Bugle is shown with the main article of Morbius being apprehended for murder, in the top right corner of the paper you can read "Black Cat: Friend or Foe?" This is a reference to the antihero and frequent Spider-Man ally Black Cat. Sony had previously attempted to develop a movie featuring Black Cat and Silver Sable, which would have been called "Silver and Black." This could be Sony planting the seeds of bringing the character to screen, or it may just be an Easter egg.

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Trivia: Cary Joji Fukunaga is the first American to direct an official Bond movie.

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Trivia: As a bit of fun, the principal cast reportedly had a "movie night" midway through shooting on Halloween, 2020 where they ate popcorn and watched the original 1996 "Scream."


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Trivia: One of the names Wenwu says he has been known as throughout the centuries is Master Khan. In the comics, Master Khan is the archnemesis of Iron Fist.

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Trivia: The biplane from the wedding that Tails steals is a reference to the original video-games, in which Tails sometimes flies a similar biplane.


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Trivia: Spider-Man asking Doctor Strange to cast a spell in order to make people forget that he is Peter Parker is similar to the comics storyline "One More Day." After the events of "Civil War" where Spider-Man revealed his secret identity to the world, he made a deal with Mephisto to save Aunt May's life in exchange for Mephisto nullifying Peter's marriage to Mary Jane Watson. As part of the deal, Mephisto erased everyone's memory of Spider-Man being Peter Parker.

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Trivia: Natalie Portman originally exited the MCU due to her being unhappy with the production of "Thor: The Dark World" for various reasons, including the firing of original director Patty Jenkins. After she agreed to do a small voice-over cameo in "Avengers: Endgame" as a favor to the production, she agreed to take a meeting with director Taika Waititi. According to producer Kevin Feige, Waititi quickly won her over and convinced her to return to the MCU by the end of the meeting.


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Trivia: The "MiG-28s" in the movie are actually all Northrop F-5E Tiger II's, an American plane used for training and sold to other countries. In reality, there is no MiG-28.

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Suggested correction: It could be argued that in the alternate reality of Top Gun the fictional "MiG-28" was an improved reverse-engineered F-5 (VPAF gave the Soviets access to ex-VNAF F-5:s for evaluation after the fall of Saigon) explaining their similarity.

This isn't a valid correction for a trivia entry. There is no mistake being suggested, just letting viewers with limited plane experience know MiG-28 isn't a real plane.


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Trivia: Despite long being one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, this was the first Tom Cruise film to earn more than $100 million at the domestic box office on its opening weekend. It also went on to become his highest grossing film, as well as his first film to gross $1 billion worldwide.

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Trivia: Stan Lee's pic can be seen in the convenience store when Edie is looking for chocolates.


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