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The movie features extensive use of guns and other explosive weaponry. This is a marked change from its two cinematic predecessors, in which star and producer Drew Barrymore insisted that the Angels use no guns at all and almost no weapons aside from their own martial arts skills.
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Lupita Nyong'o, Emma Stone, Margot Robbie, and Jennifer Lawrence all turned down roles in the film.
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The blue race car uniform and German outfit from Charlie's Angels (2000) appear in the closet.
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Although the Townsend Agency has expanded to depict "Bosley" as a rank within the organization, Patrick Stewart is introduced as the "original" Bosley (whose actual name is John Bosley). He is shown having been digitally retconned into actual shots from both the original TV series as well as the first film adaptation, replacing David Doyle and Bill Murray respectively. Left unmentioned is a subplot from Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), in which Bosley was played by Bernie Mac. Since Bill Murray refused to return to the role for the sequel, Mac was written in as his adoptive brother, Jimmy, whose black parents in South-Central Los Angeles adopted John as a child and who assumed John's role at the agency after John left for unspecified reasons.
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Elena calls Sabina "Sabrina". This is presumably a reference to Sabrina Duncan (Kate Jackson), one of the three original angels.
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All of the primary cars seen in the movie are manufactured by Audi or a marque it owns, the result of a product-placement deal. The list includes the Lamborghini Urus SUV that Bosley and the Angels steal while in Turkey; Audi acquired Lamborghini in 1998.
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Elizabeth Banks (Rebecca Bosley) is revealed to be the first female "Bosley," as well as the first former Angel to assume the role.
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In July 2018, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska were announced to play the leading trio of the fighting team. Elizabeth Banks was also announced to appear as the liason agent Bosley.
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Kristen Stewart and Sam Claflin had previously worked together in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012).
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Ariana Grande is producing the soundtrack for the film. The first single, "Don't Call Me Angel" featuring Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, was released September 13, 2019.
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The cast favorite power anthem on set is Donna Summer's Bad Girls.
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This is the first Charlie's Angels movie to be filmed in Panavision (anamorphic), unlike its first two theatrical predecessors which were filmed in the Super 35 format.
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When Saint is presenting the angels with a healthy meal, he names the cheeses that are in the table, making a point of saving the favorite - Brie - for last. Sabrina ("Bree") was one of the original TV angels, played by Kate Jackson.
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Elizabeth Banks made the biggest outtake during filming by making Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska laugh out loud when she couldn't say "race track."
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Istanbul is the cast favorite location.
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This is Elizabeth Banks's first movie to be filmed In Panavision (anamorphic), in the widescreen 2.39:1 "scope" aspect ratio, unlike her directorial debut, Pitch Perfect 2, which was filmed in the taller 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Both movies were filmed with ARRI Alexa cameras that were supplied by Panavision.
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Kristen Stewart's character is named Sabine which was also the name of her character in her SNL Totino's sketch.
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In the closing credits, Jaclyn Smith - who played one of the original Angels, Kelly Garrett, on the TV version - is revealed to be "Charlie," having used a voice modulator to emulate a male voice. Smith was the only actress to remain in the original series throughout its entire run, and Kelly was the lone Angel from the TV series to appear in the later film adaptations.
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Jon Bosley mentions that Charlie has died, referring to John Forsythe, who voiced the aforementioned character in the original series Charlie's Angels (1976), and passed away in 2010.
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At John (Patrick Stewart) Bosley's retirement party, photos of his early life are presented. In some of them, he is accompanied by the original angels (Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Ladd) as well as those who appeared in the reboot films (Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore).
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