In Sunshine (2007) movie the spaceships were named Icarus I and Icarus II , but Icarus was the first person who tried to go to Sun and died in the process. Why name a spaceship in such a way which is ill fated .

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    SInce they weren't crediting Clark Ashton Smith they probably did not want to go with "Phoenix", which would have made more sense, but is the name of a CAS story about an attempt to rekindle the sun with bombs. Jun 20, 2021 at 8:53

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According to this source there is a comment in the DVD commentary

They were asked why the ship is called Icarus, and he says the original script included dialogue meant “to remind Earth and the people on the mission of their humanity and their humility.”


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