As is our custom, today’s fact will be presented with a shorter accompanying article so that our author can get his groove on and tidy up some of our older articles. As per usual, today’s fact is more succinct to accommodate his laziness, discussing how Samuel L. Jackson had no idea that Marvel were (illegally) using his likeness for the Ultimate Universe version of Nick Fury. According to Jackson himself, he only became aware of the fact Marvel had designed a character to look exactly like him when he walked into a comic store and saw his own face staring back at him.
American History X is a powerful, emotional movie all about how being a huge racist dipshit doesn’t always work out well in the real world. The movie was received well by critics, who particularly praised Edward Norton’s performance, which probably has something to do with the fact he supposedly edited the movie to give himself more screen time.
The bonus pre-credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy in which we as an audience get to see that (spoiler) Groot survived his apparent death and is now a baby with more moves than Michael Jackson’s spirit fighting a Ghostbuster, is arguably one of the more memorable scenes from the last year in film. But did you know that the motion reference for that scene was based on how director James Gunn actually dances?
As we’ve discussed before, getting in shape to play a comic book superhero is a hell of a lot of work because superheroes are often portrayed as being at the peak of physical fitness and not sad sacks of shit like the rest of us. So when Henry Cavill was cast to play Superman, he pretty much had to attain a level of physical fitness only rivalled by professional athletes and really serious cosplayers.
Though history tells us that Germany never managed to set foot in the UK during WW2, that doesn’t mean the UK didn’t plan for the eventuality of it happening. For example, did you know that the stupidly popular “keep calm and carry on” poster was actually invented to keep people’s morale up and stop them going crazy when their home’s were being bombed to shit. Speaking of crazy, here’s what Churchill had planned.