X-Men 3

Trivia: The combat simulation the X-Men are running on their first appearance in the film features the dread Sentinel robots. Originally, these were meant to appear in the second movie already, but the idea was scrapped. The simulation also bears a close reference to the parallel comic storyline and later movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, where the Sentinels rebelled against humanity, killed most of Earth's superheroes and erected a totalitarian regime in the US.


Trivia: This is the first time where all the original Uncanny X-Men are featured in one film - Prof X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast, Iceman and Angel.

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Trivia: Longtime X-Men writer Chris Claremont appears with a lawnmower in the Grey's neighborhood at the beginning of the film. (00:02:50)

Trivia: Juggernaut says "Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, bitch." That was taken from the Juggernaut fan made episode found on the net. Try searching google for it.

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Trivia: Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance in the beginning of the movie when Jean is being recruited and showing off her powers. He is the man holding a hosepipe. (00:02:50)

Trivia: All the flashing images in the Marvel logo at the beginning (you need to freeze-frame to see them properly) are from the X-men comics and have at least some relevance to this movie's plot.


Trivia: It is revealed in the commentary that the man in the vegetative state that Moira McTaggert takes care of is actually meant to be the twin brother of Charles Xavier, Patrick. In the comics, Xavier has a twin sister, but this change was made to make things more interesting. (01:43:40)

Trivia: Not exactly a mistake since his name is never spoken, but according to the writers, the porcupine-like character was incorrectly named "Kid Omega" in the credits, "Quill" is the corresponding comic book character.

Trivia: The final scene of the school building with Wolverine standing on the balcony was shot in winter-all the foliage on the building and even the leaves on the trees when the camera zooms out were digitally created and added.

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Trivia: Like the Sentinels, Angel (Warren Worthington III) was supposed to appear in the second movie in his cybernetic incarnation as the Apocalyptic Archangel, but the idea was scrapped.


Trivia: Matthew Vaughn was originally slated to direct, but dropped out of the project because of the rushed schedule, feeling that he couldn't make a movie up to the standard of the first two with the time allotted. Several of his decisions did make it to the final film, though, including the casting of Kelsey Grammer. Vaughn later went on to direct the prequel "X-Men: First Class."


Trivia: Ellen Page alleged that director Brett Ratner was inappropriate on set, including outing her as a lesbian at a cast event eight years before she actually came out publicly, and suggesting that another woman should have sex with her to make her "realise she's gay." Co-star Anna Paquin backed up her claims.


Trivia: Bryan Singer's original vision in the film involved Jean coming back to life as the Dark Phoenix and being manipulated into joining the Hellfire Club, led by Emma Frost. The film would be about the struggle between the X-Men, the Hellfire Club and the Brotherhood, who all seek to control Jean for their own purposes. In the end, Jean would have killed herself to save the X-Men, and transcended a higher plane of existence, which one of the writers compared to the ending of "2001: A Space Odyssey."


Trivia: The climax was originally meant to take place in Washington DC, where the lab would have been set, but director Brett Ratner decided to relocate the lab to Alcatraz and rework the ending to take place there.


Trivia: Avalanche (from X-Men Evolution) makes 2 small cameos. The first being the mutant cure speech from Magneto in the forest (standing by Juggernaut and Quill), the second being during The Battle of Alcatraz.

Trivia: Brian Singer, who directed the first two films, wanted to make this third film, but he was unable to due to his commitment to "Superman Returns." He reportedly had mixed feelings about the finished film, expressing dissatisfaction over the handling of the Phoenix saga, but enjoying the "cure" storyline and the character of "Leech." However, his dislike of the Phoenix saga lead to his retcon work in the films "First Class" (which he produced and co-wrote) and "Days of Future Past", which he directed.

Trivia: Nightcrawler was meant to have a cameo in the film to explain his absence, but the producers and director unfortunately decided it wasn't worth the cost of rehiring Alan Cumming and doing a day's worth of prosthetic work with him.


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Continuity mistake: When Logan pulls out the two horns from his stomach, the camera shows two holes on the singlet as part as his wounds. In the following scenes, the holes of the t-shirt have recovered (I know Logan has healing ability, but not his clothes).

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Mutant: [Grows his arms back after Wolverine cuts them off.] Yeah, bring it on!
[Wolverine kicks him between the legs and he collapses to the ground.]
Wolverine: Grow those back.

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Question: I have three questions regarding the end scene. 1. How come Jean can't crush Wolverine's body? I ask this because we can see her easily kill all people who walk too close to her. 2. Why didn't Wolverine inject Jean with the cure instead of killing her? 3. What would happen if Jean got injected with the cure?


Chosen answer: 1) Apparently the combination of Logan's unbreakable skeleton and healing factor was enough to keep Jean from shredding him - it's possible to see his body getting damaged and repairing itself in a few shots. 2) Because, while he's capable of getting close to her mostly intact, the same isn't really true of anything he might be wearing or holding, so any cure syringe he carried with him would be destroyed. 3) Who knows? Given her extreme power level, the cure might or might not have worked, and, considering the final shot of the movie, which suggests that the cure isn't permanent anyway, her powers would likely return before long.

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