X-Men: Apocalypse

Trivia: The program playing on the TV at Ororo Munroe / Storm's home which Apocalypse watches is the 1967 Star Trek episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" which also features the return of a godlike being.

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Trivia: SPOILER: After Jean Grey fights off Apocalypse, the fire that surrounds her takes on the brief shape of a fiery Phoenix, an allusion to an X-Men storyline in the comics.

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Trivia: Just as the Fox fanfare intro finishes, the ending of the music takes a cue from X-Men, and just as the screen fades out, the 'X' in 'Fox' is last to fade away from the screen.

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Trivia: When they leave the cinema after watching Return of the Jedi, Jean Grey quips that "at least we can all agree the third one is the weakest" or words to that effect, a sly dig at X-Men: The Last Stand which is considered the weakest of the original trilogy and not directed by Bryan Singer.

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Trivia: SPOILER: The Essex Corporation shown in the post-credits scene is a reference to the classic X-Men villain Mister Sinister, whose real name is Nathaniel Essex.

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Trivia: The book that the professor is reading to his class, "The Once and Future King," is also read by Magneto in X-Men 2.

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Trivia: As well as making his usual cameo appearance, Stan Lee appears with his wife Joan for his cameo in this film.

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Trivia: Jubilee, Nightcrawler, Jean and Scott are seen leaving the theatre after watching Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Oscar Isaac, who plays villain Apocalypse, starred in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

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