34 Surprising Hollywood Movie Facts All Moviegoers Should Know – Part 2

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26USS Franklin

The USS Franklin, as seen in Star Trek Beyond, was named after the father of Justin Lin, the film’s director. His father, whose name is Frank Lin, is a Taiwanese immigrant who latched on to the show in his youth due to its “sense of exploration and discovery, and hope.”


27. To promote the release of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007, Fox Studios illegally altered the backs of 40,000 U.S. quarters with the appearance of the Silver Surfer, to the ire of the U.S. Mint.


28. Daniel Radcliffe admitted that he wasn’t really a fan of the Harry Potter books as a child, and only really read them after he had been cast in the movie franchise.


29. Deadpool forgetting his bag of weapons in a taxi in the final act of this film was the result of over $7 million dollars being cut from the movie’s budget right before the script was greenlighted, forcing the writers to trim down the bombastic action sequence.


30. Jared Leto claims that he shot enough footage as the Joker for Suicide Squad that an entire full-length film could be made out of all of his scenes that were cut from the final movie.


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31Joker's pencil trick

Director Christopher Nolan initially had no idea how the Joker’s pencil trick could be performed practically while shooting The Dark Knight. Though CGI was considered, in the end, the stuntman just pulled the pencil away before his head hit the desk.


32. Director David Ayer initially wanted to add King Shark to the line-up of the Suicide Squad movie but replaced the character with Killer Croc when he realized it would take a lot of CG work to bring his original choice to film.


33. Since George Lucas was originally planning on making 11 more Star Wars movies after the success of the first film, Boba Fett was created with the intention of becoming the central villain of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. However, shortly after production on the second film began, Lucas decided to end the series with Episode VI, and Fett’s role was heavily reduced.


34. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson was not intended to reappear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe past the first Iron Man film. It wasn’t until a contract dispute with Samuel L. Jackson caused Nick Fury’s role in Thor to be dropped, and Clark Gregg was asked to reappear in a larger role.

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