Small Details Fans Noticed About Non-MCU Marvel Movies

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There's been so much hype around the MCU that it's easy to forget all the amazing non-MCU Marvel movies in existence. We're talking about classics like Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, the original X-Men trilogy, Blade, Hulk, and Daredevil, but also newer Marvel movies that you might not know are outside of the MCU, such as DeadpoolLogan, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, and Dark Phoenix. Thankfully, viewers have dissected every second of non-MCU movies just as they have done for those from the MCU, which allowed us to compile this list of fascinating details fans noticed. These are the best non-MCU details we could find. 


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    The Real Names Of Over A Dozen Famous X-Men Characters Can Be Spotted In Stryker's Mutant Database In 'X2' 

    Redditor u/the_bartolonomicron identified several famous mutants on the list, including the Maximoff twins (Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) and Remy LeBeau (Gambit), while u/metermaidmcqueen identified several more:

    Xian Coy Manh (Karma)

    Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man)

    Garrison Kane of Weapon X

    Kevin McTaggert (Proteus)

    Danielle Moonstar (Mirage)

    Artie Maddicks of the X-Terminators

    And Guthrie (2), likely referring to Sam and Paige Guthrie, Cannonball and Husk

    Among those that would later appear on the big screen are Scarlet Witch (MCU), Gambit (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Mirage (The New Mutants).

    9 votes
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    In A Deleted Scene From 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' Cyclops Shows Jean Grey A Record From Dazzler, A Little-Known Singer/X-Man

    According to Redditor u/pp0787, "Scott Summers shows Jean Grey a copy of the disco record 'Sounds of Light and Fury'.This is a nod to the divisive mutant character Dazzler from the early 80s."

    Dazzler made her big screen debut in 2019's Dark Phoenix.

    9 votes
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    In 'X-Men: First Class' Mystique Briefly Takes The Form Of Rebecca Romijn, Who Played Mystique In The Original Film Series

    As Redditor u/OlympusMan explained, "...when Magneto asks to see the real Raven [played by Jennifer Lawrence], she first assumes the image of Rebecca Romijn who played Mystique in the first X-Men film." Further, the Redditor noticed that "...moments before, Magneto rejects her saying, 'maybe in a few years'. With X-Men taking place in 2003 and First Class in 1962, it's like she's trying to project an older version of herself in order to please Magneto."

    Rebecca Romijn actually showed up for this fleeting and uncredited cameo.

    5 votes
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    In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' The Clock Reads 1:21 After Gwen Stacy Dies (Gwen Dies In The Comics In Issue 121)

    Redditor u/ShredderZX spotted this detail, which virtually all Marvel Comics nerds appreciate. Gwen dies in Amazing Spider-Man #121, dated June, 1973.

    5 votes
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    In 'Deadpool 2' Wade Wears A Shirt Featuring Taylor Swift's Cats

    Those are photos of Taylor Swift's actual cats on Wade's shirt. Their names are Olivia and Meredith, and the shirt says "Best Friends Purrrrr-Ever." According to Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon, "The production crew had to get permission from her to use their image." Unsurprisingly, Swift said "yes" since her and Ryan Reynolds are close friends in real life. 

    10 votes
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    In 'Into the Spiderverse' Peni's Robot Flashes "怖い" Which Is Japanese For "I'm Scared"

    Peni Parker is from an anime-styled Spiderverse, hence why her biomechanical, radioactive spider-controlled suit communicates in Japanese. Our thanks go to Redditor u/inshorts for finding this detail and making the translation.

    9 votes