Marvel Universe movies have taken the world by storm and these superhero themed flicks have bought characters like daredevil, Iron Man, The Avengers and Captain America to life in a whole new way.
But behind these blockbuster films are some interesting facts, and we’ve rounded up the most interesting of them all.
1. Not the “Real’ Wolverine
Everyone loves Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but it turns out not that many people would realise that it was him dressed up if they came face to face.
A few years back, Jackman spent a day at Comic Con dressed as the iconic character, and people complained that it couldn’t possibly be him, as he was ‘too tall!”
2. Captain America Quandary
Director Jon Favreau was originally hired to direct Captain America and the movie was supposed to be a comedy.
The idea was scrapped and he went on to direct Iron Man.
3. Tarantino Tackles Luke Cage- almost
Quentin Tarantino has always loved comic books and many of his movies are based on the style of a graphic novel.
At one point Tarantino was all set to direct a Luke Cage movie, but he opted out and ended up making Pulp Fiction instead.
4. Mechanical Web Shooters Get Cut
The 2002 movie trailer for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man showed Peter Parker making use of mechanical web shooters.
But when the movie hit the big screen, the web shooters were missing in action, so they must have ended up somewhere on the cutting room floor.
5. The Wasp Bites the Dust
In the movie adaptation of The Avengers, the Wasp was left out, and this upset many ardent fans.
The Wasp was the Ant Man’s wife and the one that came up with the moniker The Avengers, so the omission was a glaring one but many hope that the character was in absentia as there’s a full length feature film in the works that will put the Wasp centre stage and tell the whole story.
6. Updating Iron Man
Although Iron Man’s suit has changed with the times, one core feature has been left out of the movies. In the comics we often see Iron Man charging his suit using a plug and wall socket, but we certainly don’t see this dated tech on the silver screen.
Instead the suit is as sophisticated as betting sites and other cutting edge apps.
7. Ed Norton Gets the Boot
He may have played Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk; Ed Norton was given the boot for The Avengers.
Rumour was that the directors found him a bit bland and didn’t think he was creative enough for the movie.
8. Captain America’s To Do List
Steve Rodgers has a list of cultural events and things that he keeps track of as he tries to acquaint himself with the 21st Century.
Depending on which country the movie was being screened in, this list changed to incorporate important cultural landmarks, touchstone and facets.
9. The Original Hulk Gets a Look In
In Stan Lee’s 2003 version of The Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno who played the character in the 70’s in the TV series makes an appearance as a bodyguard.