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Trivia: At one point in the film, Ned makes a promise to Peter that he will never turn on him and try to kill him. This is a reference to Ned Leeds in the comics being one of the men to take up the mantle of Hobgoblin.

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Trivia: Once the ending credits roll, there is an extra scene where Pongo and Perdita (the Dalmatians) are delivered to the lawyer Roger and reporter Anita respectively as gifts from Cruella. Roger sings the famous Cruella DeVille song from the original Disney movie.

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Trivia: After 13 years and 26 films, this is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to receive a "rotten" rating from Rotten Tomatoes upon release. This is somewhat ironic given that there were reports that Marvel considered it the best film they had made yet, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige felt it could be a nominee for Best Picture at the Oscars, particularly as its director ChloƩ Zhao had recently won the Best Director Oscar for Nomadland, which also won Best Picture.

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Trivia: Despite his directorial credits, Zack Snyder never actually watched Justice League (2017). Christopher Nolan and Snyder's wife, producer Deborah Snyder, told him not to go and see Joss Whedon's finished production of the movie, because, according to a new report in Vanity Fair, the pair told him that the final result would "break his heart."

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Trivia: The scene with Jill eating Wesker's sandwich and saying "It's Jill's sandwich now!" (although saying it quickly in such a way that you can't hear the "s" and it sounds more like "It's Jill sandwich now!") is a reference to an infamous moment in the original video game. In the game, Jill is almost crushed by a booby-trap, and the character Barry says she was "almost a Jill sandwich!" The poor dialogue and terrible delivery by the voice actor ended up making the moment a meme many years later.

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Trivia: After the ending credits role, stay tuned for a scene extra with Bruce Banner and Captain Marvel as they try to decipher the origin of the homing beacon the 10 rings are giving off.

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Trivia: When the gang first get into Vegas (I think before the first one dies), they pass a billboard advertising a magician named Larry Fong. Fong is a longtime collaborator of Zack Snyder, being his cinematographer on BvS, 300 and Watchmen, and is also a licensed magician.

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Trivia: The driver of the hotel van service taking the guests to their secluded beach is none other than the director M. Night Shyamalan. He has a speaking role in this movie as well.

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Trivia: Cary Joji Fukunaga is the first American to direct an official Bond movie.

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Trivia: Inside Melina's weapons vault, you can spot a mask. This is a reference to her comic book counterpart, who goes by the codename Iron Maiden.

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Trivia: There is an extra scene at the end with Shaw and Han.

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Trivia: It may be difficult to tell based on her acting "skills", but Mamie Gunner ("Maggie Vahn") is Meryl Streep's daughter. The lesser-known Don Gunner is Mamie's father.

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Trivia: "Singularities" are infinitely dense points. When something is compressed to the point of having a volume of ZERO, its density is thought of as being infinite - in other words, a "singularity." A typical example is the inside (center) of a black hole. A huge star - that once had a large mass - was reduced to nothing, but that "nothing" has a density that is infinite. It is at a point of "no return" (an event horizon), so is not visible. BUT "naked singularities" could exist - and be visible.

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Trivia: The reflective yellow/gold at the top of New Jersey plates enables police to quickly identify the vehicle as in-state. Yellow/gold is used because NJ's state bird is the American Goldfinch.

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Trivia: This film serves as a direct sequel to the original, and generally ignores the events of the two prior sequels, except for keeping the name "Daniel Robitaille," which was established in "Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh."

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Trivia: Carnage's love interest Shriek will make her movie debut here.

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Trivia: The spaceship used by Marvin has the California Institute of the Arts alumni reference A-113 on it.

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