X-Men: First Class

Trivia: When Raven is making a pass at Erik in his bedroom he brushes her off by saying that she would need to be a little older. She then makes herself look older - this older woman is Rebecca Romijn, who played Mystique in the original 3 X-Men films.


Trivia: In the bar, when Wolverine dismisses Xavier's offer to join him, Hugh Jackman ad-libbed the line "go f*** yourself." The line was originally written "F*** off." Later, in "Days of Future Past", Xavier remembers the line as "F*** off", not "go f*** yourself." (00:48:15)

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Trivia: This film introduces us to (Dr.) Moira MacTaggert, who was featured in the last scene (after the credits) of the original trilogy. Xavier's voice is heard to call to her after his spirit has entered the "empty body" that she was caring for.


Trivia: Hugh Jackman agreed to a cameo with two conditions - that money would be donated to his child's school, and that he be allowed to swear.

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Trivia: While technically a prequel to the previous films, director Matthew Vaughn chose to ignore some pieces of continuity from the previous films (particularly the third film and "Origins") to help the movie stand on its own, and be able to be seen as a prequel, a reboot or both.


Trivia: Stan Lee was meant to have a cameo, but was unable to because the shoot was happening too far away from him, and he didn't feel up to traveling.


Trivia: Director Matthew Vaughn was originally slated to direct "X-Men: The Last Stand," but dropped out of that film over worries about the rushed schedule. He finally returned to the series with this film.


Trivia: There was going to be a scene where Xavier and Emma Frost had a mental "battle" where they would fight inside their minds, but the idea was dropped. A similar concept was eventually used in "X-Men: Apocalypse," in which Xavier and Apocalypse battle inside of their minds.


Factual error: The establishing shot of Shaw's boat says they're in Miami. Yet in the scene, we see a very large suspension bridge in the background. The bridge is the St Simons Bridge leading from Brunswick to St. Simons, Georgia.


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Erik Lehnsherr: I've been at the mercy of men just following orders. Never again.

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Question: Why is Charles okay with Mystique joining Magneto's side? They're supposed to be brother and sister but he doesn't even attempt to talk her out of it.


Chosen answer: He's not okay with it, but he knows that Erik's views appeal strongly to her. To all intents and purposes, she's already made her decision - to try to stop her would likely only lead to an argument, which is not how he'd want them to part. Plus there is the somewhat major side issue that Charles has just been shot, so it's not really the right time for a discussion on conflicting mutant philosophies.


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