Many directors love leaving secret messages in their films. Viewers often look for Stan Lee’s cameos in Marvel films and references to other stories in Stephen King’s book adaptations. Most of the time, these details aren’t very obvious and we only notice some of them.
We have a huge collection of such details and are happy to share another fun compilation with you. Of course, there’s also an interesting bonus for you at the end of the article.
- Thor: Ragnarok is the only Marvel film where Doctor Strange appears wearing his classic suit with yellow gloves. This is a reference to the original comics.
- In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, Ron uses a spell with a green glow — this is the visualization of the unforgivable curse, Avada Kedavra. None of the main characters had used it in the films before.
- In the same film, we also see Harry Potter without his scar or glasses. It’s all because the scene is not set in the real world and we see the soul of the main character. His bad vision and his scar are not present in this state.
- In the book, Harry was actually naked but then, because of embarrassment, clothes suddenly appeared.
- In War of the Worlds, Tim Robbins’ character suggests Ray dig an underground tunnel. This was how Andy Dufresne escaped from prison in the iconic film, The Shawshank Redemption. Andy was also portrayed by Robbins.
- In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the main character is presented with a choice when he arrives in Greenland: should he pick the red or blue car? Does this ring a bell?
- One of the scenes in The Hangover is very similar to the cover of an iconic Beatles album.
- In Reservoir Dogs, Steve Buscemi’s character has a rule about not giving tips to waiters. It’s ironic that he played the role of a waiter in Pulp Fiction that Mia Wallace and Vincent Vega ran away from.
- In Captain America, Nick Fury’s gravestone has an engraving that reads, “The path of the righteous man”. This is the exact verse Jules from Pulp Fiction quotes. Both roles were played by Samuel L. Jackson.
- In all the scenes in Avengers: Endgame, Thor wears gloves. He does this in order to hide the stitches from the costume Chris Hemsworth had to wear to make his character look fat.
- The boy wearing the Iron Man mask that is saved by Tony Stark later becomes Spider-Man. Tom Holland who played Spider-Man confirmed it.
- The ice crown of the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe melts and decreases in size when she starts to lose her power.
- In Baby Driver, the scene that portrays the character falling in love is done in a very beautiful fashion. Pay attention to the changes in the graffiti colors after the main character meets Deborah.