New this month Trivia: Joss Whedon did a rewrite for the script, but only two lines were kept, uncredited. One is "do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else", which he maintains was meant to be much more throwaway, but was instead botched by Halle Berry's dramatic delivery. The second, much better line is Wolverine's "you're a dick" directed at Cyclops to prove it's the real him.Jon Sandys
Trivia: On the X-Men 2 DVD, the filmmakers mentioned this. If you think about it, in X-Men (only really relevant to the first film, given Nightcrawler and Deathstrike turn up in the second one), all of the X-Men are beautiful and handsome actors and actresses, but all the villians are weird-looking, ugly beasts, or freaks of nature. Magneto's the one exception.T Poston
Trivia: Although this is not a mistake, I just want to point it out. When Toad (Ray Park) is fighting Storm (Halle Berry) at the statue of liberty he kicks her into an elevator shaft. He then proceeds to remove a bar that was holding the doors of the elevator open and he does a spin move that is a definitely supposed to look exactly like the spin he did with his lightsabre in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. For those of you who don't know, Park played Darth Maul in that film. [Cross reference with Sleepy Hollow, also starring Ray Park as one of the swordsman actors - he does a similar move in that too. Clearly a trademark.]
Trivia: Dougray Scott was cast as Wolverine, but had to pull out due to filming of Mission: Impossible 2 overrunning. Russell Crowe was then asked. He also turned it down, but recommended his friend Hugh Jackman instead. Crowe turned down the role because his part in Gladiator was connected with wolves (more strongly during filming than in the final cut) and believing Wolverine was also based on a wolf, he didn't want to be typecast as "Mr. Wolfman" as he put it. Hugh Jackman also thought Wolverine was wolf-based, and did a couple of weeks of research on wolves. When he brought that to rehearsal director Bryan Singer corrected him. Jackman didn't initially believe wolverines were real animals, and Singer told him to go to the zoo.
Trivia: In a recent interview, Hugh Jackman, being from Australia and never reading an X-Men comic admitted that when he got the role of Logan that he had never heard of a wolverine and assumed it was a made up name. Presuming that it was a wolf-like creature, he studied wolves intently for 3 weeks in preparation for the role. On his first day when he was shooting a fight scene, he was incorporating wolf-like mannerisms into his performance and the director was confused. Jackman quietly explained his approach and the director was like "wolves, why wolves? You're playing a wolverine." Jackman responded that since wolverines weren't real animals that he chose to study wolves. Bryan singer angrily responded with "yes they are, go to the zoo, dammit." Jackman referred to it as "a humiliating moment and 3 weeks of wasted research".Gavin Jackson
Continuity mistake: When Wolverine crashes into the tree knocked over by Sabertooth, notice that the entire front of the truck gets completely folded up and the windshield breaks into a thousand pieces. In the next frame, Wolverine gets thrown through the unbroken windshield and the front of the truck is practically undamaged... (00:18:05)
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