10+ Times When Movie Creators Added Secret Details to Their Films


Some filmmakers really adore including fictitious Easter eggs in their films. For the most attentive viewers, they are inconsequential minutiae. On social media, there are entire communities where individuals discuss these specifics. When we came across one of these, we began to question how it had escaped our attention before. Now that we are aware of these techniques, we can view our beloved films once more.

Eyebrows of Pandora’s inhabitants

© Avatar / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers

Like Titanic, Avatar has become one of James Cameron’s most well-known masterpieces. The Na’vi, enormous blue monsters, lived on the planet Pandora, where people were expected to travel. The participants on the expedition used avatars, which are controllable bodies, to make the expedition resemble the creatures.

There were two discrepancies between the actual creatures of Pandora and those who used avatars, despite the fact that all the blue figures appeared to be the same. Avatars have five fingers, but Na’vi only has four, thanks to engineering. Real Na’vi doesn’t have eyebrows, either. They have skin stripes that resemble eyebrows, but they lack hair. The second movie is the same way.

© Avatar: The Way of Water / 20th Century Studios and co-producers

Miss Congeniality’s talent show dress

Because it appeared so absurd on agent Gracie Hart, the Miss Congeniality main character’s bright dress was difficult to forget. Nonetheless, very few individuals were aware of the origin of the FBI agent’s garb. The character didn’t have enough time to think of a costume, so they simply used the girl’s outfit who was handing out flyers at the entrance.

Margot’s suit and earrings in The Menu

© The Menu / Searchlight Pictures and co-producers

From the very beginning of the film, Margot’s costume provides us with a clue as to what would happen to her. She expresses her desire to be strong and stand firmly on her own two feet by wearing a leather jacket and dark, tough boots. But, Margot’s lilac silk dress exudes a sense of vulnerability as she removes her jacket in the restaurant.

Yet, Margo’s English pin-shaped earrings are the crucial element that pinpoints her fate. Symbolically, they imply that she is secure and that she will be the only person to successfully leave the island.

The award for The Matrix video game

© The Matrix Resurrections / Warner Bros. and co-producers

The award on Neo’s desk is another little-noticed feature that you can only see if you pause the movie. The prize is displayed in the franchise’s fourth movie as the camera moves along the desk.

It claims to have been provided for the video game The Matrix, which was created by Keanu Reeves’ business Deus Machina. It was granted in 1999, the year the first movie came out. The question of what is genuine and what isn’t in this movie is so posed by the creators.

The characters’ clothes in Encanto

In the animated film Encanto, the characters’ attire represents who they are. For instance, Dolores’ skirt features sound waves because she has super hearing, while Pepa’s outfit has weather symbols since her attitude affects the city’s weather. Luisa, the movie’s strongest character, also has dumbbell motifs on it. And if you pay great attention, you can spot something about each character in their attire.

Black Widow’s emblem in Peter Parker’s drawings

© Spider-Man / Columbia Pictures and co-producers© The Avengers / Marvel Studios and co-producers

The Tobey Maguire-played Spider-Man in the 2002 film experiments with many ideas for his suit and insignia. The Red Hourglass, a recognisable but slightly altered version of the Black Widow’s emblem from Marvel Comics, was one of the possibilities Peter Parker rejected.

Fans have a hypothesis as to why Spider-outfit Man’s is red, by the way. The superhero selected this shade because Mary Jane, his favourite girl, has red hair and is linked with it.

Forrest Gump’s laces

Forrest Gump is seated at a bus stop in a moment where his sneakers are heavily soiled, yet his shoelaces are entirely white. Only a keen spectator will notice this disparity. The guy wants to demonstrate that he is making every effort to keep the gift from his beloved girlfriend, according to the movie’s admirers. Gump has worn these shoes for many years and has done everything to maintain their condition.

Another explanation for the character’s behaviour exists. This time, viewers are reminded of Lieutenant Dan, Forrest’s friend, who advised him to always take care of his feet.

The bookshelf of president Orlean in Don’t Look Up

© Don’t Look Up / Bluegrass Films and co-producers

We frequently encounter a book authored by Meryl Streep’s president Orlean in the movie Don’t Look Up. But, she has most of these books in her office! Viewers believe that she was using narcissistic behaviour to show her conceit.

The shoe in Inside Out

Easter eggs are a favourite of Pixar Studios to include in their animated movies. Inside Out, which won an Oscar, was not an exception.

Those that watched the movie carefully noticed something they were previously familiar with. We’re referring to the boot that, among other things, is inside the protagonist’s skull in the movie. This exact boot can be seen in WALL-E, a previous studio production. The small robot raised a plant in this boot.

Nick Fury and Jules Winnfield are one person

Avengers movies are another never-ending stream of coded signals. Some individuals think that Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction and Nick Fury from the Marvel universe are the same people. Samuel L. Jackson portrayed both roles, and Nick’s gravestone has the lines Jules speaks at the conclusion of Tarantino’s movie.

The newspaper The Polar Express

© The Polar Express / Castle Rock Entertainment and co-producers© Back to the Future / Universal Pictures and co-producers

One of the opening images from The Polar Express shows a newspaper with the words “Lone Pine Mall” on it. You are correct if you believe you have heard this name before. In the 1985 movie Back to the Future, it served as the name of the mall.

The Polar Express takes place in 1956, on Christmas, while Back to the Future takes place in 1955, so viewers even have an explanation for this synchronicity. As a result, the characters from both movies may have visited the same mall because they were alive at the same time.