12 Things You Never Knew About The ‘X-Men’ Franchise


X-Men: Apocalypse is about to come out and wrap up the First Class series. So now is a good time to brush up on your X-Men trivia. The universe has become so expansive that there are so many interesting things you’ve probably looked over. So here 12 things you probably never knew about the Marvel franchise.

1. The mansion used for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters was also used in Billy Madison and Smallville

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2. Halle Berry attempts to do a Kenyan accent in the first movie, but goes on to using her American one for the rest

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3. The first movie in 2000 was the first to have a Stan Lee cameo

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4. X-Men 2 was in Guiness Book World Records as “The Widest Film Release” with an opening of 3,741 screens

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5. Ian McKellen helped writers in X-Men 2 create the scene of Iceman talking to his parents to accurately capture what it’s like for someone who is gay to come out 

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6. Kelsey Grammer wanted to play Beast in X-Men : The Last Stand so badly that he auditioned, making it his first audition in 20 years

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7. James McAvoy shaved his head for X-Men: First Class but they wanted him to have hair so he wore hair extensions for the role

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8. Beast’s costume in First Class was made with Arctic Fox hairs

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9. Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence started dating on the set of First Class along with Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz

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10. X-Men: Days of Future Past is the first in the franchise to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects

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11. Ryan Reynolds and Wesley Snipes are the only actors who didn’t have audition for their roles in the X-Men universe 

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12. Will.i.am was a huge fan of Nightcrawler so his role became a mutant who can teleport in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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DID YOU KNOW?

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