Trivia / Red

  • Actor Allusion:
  • All-Star Cast: One of the best and most impressive of that year, only surpassed by that of The Expendables and Inception.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Helen Mirren loved working on Red so much, thanks to the action-heavy role she had in the film, that she has said "I'm there!" to any planned sequel.
    • Warren Ellis agrees. Saying that despite minimal input on the loosely-adapted film, getting to write something that led to Helen Mirren with an M60 is a career highlight.
  • Casting Gag: Vice President Stanton's actor Julian McMahon is no stranger to politics, being the son of former Australian Prime Minister William McMahon.
  • Fake Russian:
    • Brian Cox (a Scot) as Ivan in both movies.
    • Even less convincing with Catherine Zeta-Jones (Welsh) as Katya. True Russians never waste good alcohol.
  • In-Name-Only: Although Warren Ellis admits they couldn't have directly adapted the comic into anything more than an hour.