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27th May 2022

Black Panther (2018)

Trivia: This film sees Michael B. Jordan on a similar trajectory to Chris Evans. Both actors previously portrayed the Human Torch in much maligned Fantastic Four films, only to get redemption from fans and critics in the superhero genre as a whole for their roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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15th May 2022

Game of Thrones (2011)

Battle of the Bastards - S6-E9

Character mistake: When Theon and Yara are given an audience with Daenerys, Tyrion remarks to Theon that when they last saw each other at Winterfell, Theon was making jokes about Tyrion being a dwarf. The mockery was actually the other way around: Tyrion mocked Theon for being a glorified and subservient hostage of the Starks, as well as taking potshots at the foolish strategy of the Greyjoy rebellion.

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Trivia: The identity of the film's main antagonist was the subject of much speculation in the months leading up to its release. Nightmare was rumored, and the release of a toy line for the film showed action figures for the characters Sleepwalker and D'Spayre, neither of whom actually appear in the film.

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Trivia: The six members of the Illuminati in the film are Mordo, Maria Rambeau, Captain Carter, Reed Richards, Professor X, and Black Bolt. The latter three are also members in the comics, however, the other three slots in its original incarnation were occupied by Doctor Strange, Namor, and Iron Man.

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15th May 2022

Moon Knight (2022)

Trivia: This film was banned in Saudi Arabia due to Disney's unwillingness to cut 12 seconds of dialogue in which the character America Chavez mentions having two moms.

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15th May 2022

Shameless (2011)

DNR - S11-E10

Audio problem: When Frank is saying "You watch your mouth, fat guy!" to Wen, his mouth movement doesn't match the words "fat guy." It looks more like he says "You watch your mouth, asshole!" (00:32:38)

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Trivia: The Dweller-in-Darkness is portrayed as a wyvern. In the comics, it is more Lovecraftian in appearance.

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Trivia: SPOILER: This marks the first appearance in film for a member of the Inhumans, with Black Bolt being a member of the Illuminati. The Inhumans were originally supposed to have their own movie as part of the MCU's phase 3, but it was scrapped and adapted into a negatively received TV series on ABC, which was canceled after one season. Anson Mount, who plays Black Bolt here, also played Black Bolt in the TV series.

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Trivia: When Doctor Strange and America Chavez first travel through numerous universes, they pass through a space showing multiple heads with glowing eyes. This is the Living Tribunal, who was referenced in the first film.

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Trivia: After 22 years and a dozen film appearances, this is the first time Professor X is shown using his iconic gold hoverchair from the comics and 90's X-Men animated series. He is also wearing a green suit jacket with a black and blue tie, which were what he wore in the aforementioned series.

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15th May 2022

X-Men '97 (2023)

Trivia: Alyson Court, who voiced Jubilee in the original series, will return to this series voicing a different and yet-to-be-revealed character. She opted not to voice Jubilee again so that an Asian voice actress could take over the part.

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15th May 2022

X-Men (1992)

15th May 2022

Game of Thrones (2011)

Trivia: The map of Westeros looks remarkably similar to England stacked on top of an upside-down Ireland.

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15th May 2022

Game of Thrones (2011)

Show generally

Question: Why were so many actors in this show recast? If the showrunners knew they would be using certain characters for multiple seasons, then why not lock them in long term?

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Chosen answer: Considering the show was in production for nearly a decade, it is hardly surprising that many characters were recast. Actors constantly move on to other jobs, creating scheduling conflicts. Some may not want to be tied to one project for so long a period, particularly for relatively minor roles that paid little money. As some characters became more prominent, the producers did recast a few roles with better-known actors. For example, Max Von Sydow replaced the actor who originally played the Three-eyed Raven. Some actors voluntarily left for personal reasons. Jennifer Ehle was originally cast to play Catelyn Stark but dropped out because she'd recently given birth. Other actors claimed they were replaced for "political" reasons. Here is a website with a rundown of which actors were replaced and why: https://screenrant.com/game-thrones-characters-recast-new-actors-every-why/.

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15th May 2022

X-Men (1992)

15th May 2022

Mr. Bean (1989)

15th May 2022

Moon Knight (2022)

15th May 2022

X-Men (1992)

Trivia: The success of this series was one of the main reasons producer Lauren Shuler Donner acquired the film rights from Marvel.

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