Gwen Stacy wasn’t supposed to die. When Gerry Conway proposed the idea to Stan Lee, he was too busy to pay it much thought and gave him permission. He did not know what had happened until he came home from a trip abroad.
When it originated in Amazing Fantasy #15, the quote was actually written “with great power there must also come — great responsibility!”
Sean Astin only got paid $250,000 (the $75,000 number would most likely have been for the first film) for his portrayal of Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings movies (this would not be including any bonuses). The trilogy made a total of $2.918 billion at the box office.
One of the reasons Michael Phelps is able to swim as quickly as he does is that he “[produces] less than half of the lactic acid of his rivals,” which is the chemical that causes muscles to burn after a strenuous workout.
When he first came to the comic books, Darren Cross was not a victim of the side-effects of the Pym particles, but a pink Hulk-like creature with a nucleorganic pacemaker.
Johnny Cage and Scorpion/Sub-Zero/Reptile/Smoke/Noob Saibot were not included in the original Mortal Kombat 3 because their actor, Daniel Pesina, was in court with Midway over royalty rights.