Trivia: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- What Could Have Been: In one interview, Alan Moore said that he originally considered having Irene Adler lead the team, but ultimately settled on Mina Harker instead because he worried that Adler was too obscure.
- At one point Simon Bisley was considered for regular art duties on the book. It boggles the mind...
- Actor Allusion:
- Sean Connery stars as Allan Quatermain, the figurative father of Adventure Archaeologists like Indiana Jones. Connery had previously played Indiana Jones's father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
- The Invisible Man's true identity is that of Rodney Skinner. Tony Curran played a character named "Skinner" in the TV movie Menace (though this could also be unintentional).
- Creator Killer: A twofer.
- Director Stephen Norrington had such a bad experience making the film that he announced he would never direct another movie. So far, he hasn't.
- Even worse, Sean Connery became so disenchanted with the moviemaking process with this film that afterwards he announced his retirement, except for some voiceover work.
- Fan Nickname: Posters abbreviated the title to "LXG," causing certain derisive fans of the comic to call the movie "The League of EXTREME Gentlemen."
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Sean Connery is acting as a Parental Substitute to Landon Carter, as they join forces with Thomas Button, Nikita, Lestat de Lioncourt, Vincent Van Gogh, and Naseeruddin Shah. Oh, and the guy who hired them is Count Dracula.
- Screwed by the Lawyers:
- The reason that Hawley Griffin was replaced by Canon Foreigner Rodney Skinner as the movie's Invisible Man. Griffin, the original H.G. Wells character, is in the public domain, but his movie rights are still owned by Universal, who produced the 1933 film adaptation with Claude Rains.
- Likely the reason that Campion Bond was left out as well, considering MGM is rather more protective of the movie rights to James Bond than Simon & Schuster is of his literary counterpart.
- Stillborn Franchise: There were plans for sequels, and the box office had been considerably stronger overseas than in the US, largely due to the presence of Sean Connery, but since Connery had quit films entirely in disgust at how the production had gone, and so had the director. Any heat the franchise had petered out pretty quick.
- What Could Have Been:
- Roger Moore was offered a cameo as Campion Bond, a part that was ultimately cut from the script, and would've been the first time two actors to have played James Bond shared the screen.
- The ending cuts to Quatermain's hand coming out of the dirt and grabbing his rifle. A Call Back to what he said earlier in the film, "Africa will never let me die." But that wasn't used because they want to leave it ambiguous. At the least though it left the film open-ended rather then set up for a sequel that'll never come.