So, you consider yourself to be something of a movie buff, do you? You may be able to recite every line from Ghostbusters, you might know who composed the music for all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and you might even know which year every movie in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise was released, but what about those lesser known facts from behind the scenes?
There are a lot of facts about movies that might just take you by surprise – and that’s what this video is all about. Here are twenty rapid fire behind the scenes movie facts…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Two customized, black-painted Millennium XL2 cameras were provided by Panavision for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One was nicknamed the “Death Star” on set, the other was nicknamed the “Millennium Falcon.”
Guardians of the Galaxy
During the Guardians Of The Galaxy’s battle scene on Xandar, a number of actors can be seen running across a bridge. This is actually the Millennium Bridge in London, where the scene was filmed.
Ryan Reynolds has revealed that the taxi driver character in Deadpool, “Dopinder” was named after “a really cool guy” he knew in elementary school as a tribute to him. Dopinder died when he was hit by lightning.
In order to give toddler-age Riley a voice in Inside Out, the movie’s producers simply recycled old dialogue of Mary Gibbs, the actress who provided the voice of Boo in Monsters, Inc.
The setting of Finding Dory was changed from being an aquatic park to a Marine Biology Institute after the controversial 2013 documentary Blackfish was shown to the crew of Pixar.
Hank the seven-tentacled octopus is one of the most complex animated characters ever designed. 11,041 rigging prims were created for his simulation. The average character requires around 20, and we thought Daniel-Dey Lewis was hard to work with.
Now You See Me 2
Now You See Me 2 will be the sixth time that Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman have acted in the same movie together. The seventh will come in 2017’s Going in Style.
In order for Frozen’s animators to get the movements of the reindeer character, Sven, just right, a live reindeer was brought into the animation studio. Co-director Jennifer Lee said it was the best moment of Frozen’s production for her.
The Legend of Tarzan
The Legend Of Tarzan’s Production designer Stuart Craig will be working on a Tarzan title for the second time with this movie. He had the same role in 1984’s Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Gal Gadot looked fantastic as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Lynda Carter – who played the character in the classic TV series – didn’t like her costume, claiming it should have contained the classic red, white and blue.
Although there will be some goofy Ghosbusters science in this movie, writer Katie Dippold chatted with physicists at Columbia University in order to learn enough to write a script about four ghost-hunting scientists.
Although he isn’t officially a writer on the movie, Dan Aykroyd sent emails to writer Katie Dippold to assist her with the writing process – including making suggestions about what to call some of the movie’s gadgets.
X-Men: Apocalypse was going to be called “Age of Apocalypse”, after the comic of the same name. But it was changed to avoid comparison with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Part of the new Jason Bourne takes place in the Greek capital, Athens, so the producers asked the Greek Government if they could shoot some scenes there. However, due to high taxes and bureaucracy it never happened, and Tenerife doubles as Athens instead.
Tony Gilroy had previously written the screenplay for every movie in the Bourne series to date and this movie will be the first he isn’t involved in. Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse are on writing duties this time.
In total – including Kevin, Stuart and Bob – there are 899 Minions in the Minions movie. The movie’s director, Pierre Coffin, voices them all.
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Beyond will be co-written by Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, and it represents the first movie he has ever written that is not a comedy.
In Ant-Man, The lasers fired from Yellowjacket’s suit make exactly the same sound as the main gun on an AT-AT being fired in the Star Wars movies. Of course, this is possible because Disney owns both Marvel and Star Wars.
Bryce Dallas Howard revealed in an interview on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that the little boy hugging the long necked baby dinosaur in Jurassic World’s petting zoo is actually her real-life son.