10 Remarkable Facts About 2015's Biggest Movies

Keep the conversation going over Christmas with these fascinating factoids.

Everyone loves a movie fact, because there's rarely a bad time to deploy one. Lull over Christmas dinner? Tell everyone how Joe Pesci was supposed to star in Jingle all the Way but was deemed by the studio to be "too small." Lag in the proceedings whilst having a few beers with friends at the pub? Just start talking about how Harrison Ford actually wanted Han Solo to die in Return of the Jedi and watch the conversation fly. Because, useless as movie trivia ultimately is, it's a hell of a lot of fun. Swapping facts with other likeminded souls is a movie buff's favourite pastime, after all, and given that a motion picture is usually a huge, monumental product that takes years to complete, there are almost always tons of facts to learn about each and every one. It's never-ending. 2016 is no different when it comes to movies and their associated facts; to celebrate the success of the some of the biggest movies of the year, then - and to ensure that you've got something interesting to say when you pay a visit to that weird aunt and uncle you don't really care for over New Year - here are 10 remarkable facts you probably didn't know...


Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.