Trivia for Captive State
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- John Goodman's second film with Rupert Wyatt, the first was The Gambler (2014).
- Both John Goodman and Kevin Dunn have starred in at least two Transformers films, but did not appear together in any.
- This is Rupert Sanders' first sci-fi movie since Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).
- Rupert Sanders and Ben Daniels previously worked on The Exorcist (2016).
- Rupert Wyatt left Gambit (????) to complete this movie.
- Machine Gun Kelly sustained a chest injury during filing. Doctors requested he take a month off from touring. Despite this, he only postponed 3 shows and continued on his tour for the release of his new album; Bloom.
- David J Height, who played the Master of Ceremonies, during filming played sections of the crowd in Soldier Field against one another to see which section could cheer the loudest.
- Machine Gun Kelly sustained a hairline fracture of the sternum on set toward the end of filming, reportedly from repeat punches to the chest from an unnamed person playing a police officer. The actor claimed that when he complained to a crew member about the incident, he was told to "suck it up".
- In one of the early shots of the Chicago skyline the Ryugyong Hotel was added. The Ryugyong Hotel isn't in Chicago, it's in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was started in 1987 and still sits unfinished. It's in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest unused building.
- Alan Ruck and Ben Daniels previously appeared together in The Exorcist (2016)
- The coin Gabriel uses to make a pay phone call (at 40m 30s) is a "Standing Liberty" silver quarter, issued between 1916 and 1930.