What are some of the most interesting behind the scenes facts from 2022 movies?
1. “The Lost City” co-stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum first met after their children got into a fight in school.
“We have two very, very, very strong-willed little girls, you know, that at that young age were very much buttin’ heads,” The Lost City actor Tatum said on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Bullock said once she wondered if she should contact Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum’s ex-wife, and mother of his daughter Everly.
“There was a day where there was an altercation,” Bullock recalled. “I said, ‘do I need to call Channing or Jenna? What do I need to do?’ And they were like, ‘no, we’re just going to give them a task, a challenge. And the challenge was who can be the nicest to the other one. So they were like bringing each other little Dixie cups of water.”
2. The P-51 seen in the final minutes of “Top Gun: Maverick” is Tom Cruise’s own Plane.
In the last moments of the film, Maverick, and Penny, his love interest, board a P-51 Mustang from World War II and take off into the distance. According to Forbes, this just happens to be one of Tom Cruise’s private planes.
3. Olivia Wilde originally cast herself in the lead role of Don’t Worry Darling.
Pugh was originally attached to play Wilde’s character, Bunny, and Wilde was originally attached to play Pugh’s character, Alice.
However, Wilde decided that it’d make more sense if the film focused on a younger couple, leading her to switch roles. On top of that, the director thought that Pugh absolutely radiated lead actor energy. The filmmaker commented, “I was just like, ‘Well, she’s extraordinary. She’s clearly the most exciting young actress working today.'”
4. Mason Gooding who plays Chad Meeks-Martin in Scream wrote a college essay about the movie.
Mason authored a six-page essay while a student at NYU arguing that Scream deserved a revival. He brought it up during a meeting with directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, who requested to read it.
“I sent it to them and heard nothing for like two weeks,” he told the Hollywood Reporter, adding that when he got the offer to play Chad Meeks-Martin, he “muted [himself] and screamed.”
5. Listening to Nirvana had a major impact on Bruce Wayne’s character in “The Batman”.
Director Matt Reeves explained:
When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something In The Way.’ … That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse. So, I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.
6. While filming Thor: Love and Thunder, Christian Bale revealed his character’s nail was a problem.
“I found myself thinking things like, ‘I don’t think I can walk because I’ve got long nails,'” he added. “It affected my brain. I was like, ‘I can’t eat, I’ve got long nails.’ I was trying to type. I couldn’t do anything.”
7. The movie Nope was called that for a reason.
The film’s star Daniel Kaluuya revealed on Jimmy Fallon that he had asked the film’s director Jordan Peele about the inspiration for the title, and the director simply responded that it was so called for the terrifying scenes in the movie that would have Black audiences collectively stating, “Nope.”
8. The cast of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande had an unusual way to prepare for the film’s nude scenes.
According to EW, Emma Thompson,
Daryl McCormack and the director Sophie Hyde did a naked rehearsal where the three of them all stood around nude with each other.
9. The latest de-aging technology was used on Nick Cage’s face in The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent.
To create the effect, CoSA, a visual effects company that worked on Westworld and Gotham, collaborated with Bill Corso, the makeup artist behind A Series of Unfortunate Events to bring Nicky to life, using artificial intelligence to create a “template” of the actor’s face when he was younger based on footage from around that time. The process takes hours of poring over every single detail of the actor’s face, changing any little discrepancy that may cause the viewer to notice the CGI.