From double meaning words in the title, marketing research and assistant mess ups. The peculiar reasons for these movie alterations are highly unusual.

1. Captain America And His Chinstrap

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The reason why Captain America’s chinstrap was removed in the latest Avengers movies was Joss Whedon who felt that Chris Evans’ jawline was just too good to be hidden behind the chinstrap.

2. Hot Fuzz Not Hott Fuzz

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The extra “t” from Hott Fuzz was removed because Simon Pegg didn’t want to be asked about it in press Q&As.

3. Emperor Kuzco Was Actually Titled Manco 

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And there are very peculiar reasons behind this alteration. The most important one being the word Manco rhyming a little too much with the Japanese word omanco, which is their slang for a woman’s private parts.

4. Peculiar Reasons Behind Changing The Title Of Rocket Boys To October Sky

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The movie October Sky which came out in 1999 was based on a book which came out a year earlier which was titled Rocket Boys. Now the reasoning behind changing the title from Rocket Boys to October Sky was one simple – the marketing team had determined that no woman over the age of 30 would ever watch a movie called ROCKET BOYS!

5. The Notorious Stick Around Scene From Predator Was Only Shot To Get Rid Of The Machete

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Yep, apparently, the machete was too heavy to carry around. Peculiar reasons right?

6. Men In Black Wasn’t Originally Set In New York

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The original Men In Black movies were not supposed to be set in New York. The only reason director Barry Sonnenfeld changed it was because he felt that the aliens could fit in New York easily as their weirdness wouldn’t really be out of place in New York.

7. Tomorrow Never “Dies” Because An Assistant Messed Up The Fax

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The directors originally titled the movie Tomorrow Never Lies as Tomorrow Never Dies didn’t make any sense. As they were faxing the title over to MGM headquarters, an assistant exchanged the titles by accident and sent Tomorrow Never Dies in the fax instead.

8. Ben Affleck Shut Down Production For Four Days Over A New York Yankees Cap

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He’s a die-hard Mets fan and he refused to resume shooting until the directors let him wear a Mets cap for a scene.

9. Ryan Gosling Was Left Fat And Unemployed

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Ryan was supposed to be the one playing Jack Salmon in the movie The Lovely Bones. But for some very peculiar reasons and on no one’s request, Ryan decided to gain 60 pounds for the role. Subsequently, the role was offered to Mark Wahlberg.

10. John Carter Of Mars

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John Carter was originally titled John Carter of Mars but the directors didn’t want the audience to connect John Carter with Mars Needs Mom, a movie which had bombed at the box office previous year. Unfortunately, the title change did not work and John Carter failed spectacularly on the big screen as well.

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