Trivia / End of Days

  • Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: Victor Varnado, a real-life albino, plays the Evil Albino.
  • Dueling Movies: With Stigmata. Gabriel Byrne is in both films.
  • Playing with Character Type: The movie was sold on the premise of "Arnold Schwarzenegger fights the devil". However, instead of depicting Arnold as an unstoppable force of nature that can destroy everything in sight, this movie depicts his character, Jericho, as being genuinely flawed, such as being suicidal, not being able to do the death-defying acts that the other heroes Arnold has played (not counting the scene where he has no strings to hold him down) and, in the end, there was not any other way to stop Satan from causing the End unless Jericho killed himself but, at least Jericho can be with his family again. In interviews, Schwarzenegger said that he took this role because he thought it was the perfect script to make his return to action movies (he'd been doing comedies for several years before this), which makes this part even more weird.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Reportedly, both Sam Raimi and Guillermo del Toro were offered the chance to direct.
    • The role of Jericho Cane was originally written for Tom Cruise, but he instead chose to work on Magnolia.
    • The role of Christine York was initially going to be played by Kate Winslet, but she turned it down. Liv Tyler was also offered the role, but she backed out over contractual issues.