Has there ever been such thing as a bad Easter egg? The quick answer to that is absolutely not. From chocolate all the way to the movie screen, they’re all delicious.
Even though you might consider yourself a movie buff, my guess is that you let a few interesting tidbits get by you. Actually, I can guarantee you that. Prepare to have your mind blown when you delve into these movie Easter eggs that almost nobody knows about.
Thank God for technology and stunt doubles. You have to feel for them, though. I mean they do all the hard work and get no recognition in return.
I bet this double was lucky to have a couple sandwiches at the snack table after this scene. An absolute classic movie, though.
The True Inspiration For The Movie
For any of you that don’t know. The Pursuit of Happyness movie was based on a book written by Chris Gardner called, you guessed it, The Pursuit of Happyness.
He was a homeless father of one who ate at soup kitchens and slept wherever he could find safe shelter. He set out on a mission to find true happiness and has now been a motivational speaker in over 50 countries.
To The Left To The Left, Everyone Survives On The Side To The Left
I bet you didn’t know that the film was released on the 75th anniversary of Captain America. It was also the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War comic book and Black Panther’s 50th anniversary.
It’s also interesting to note that Hope van Dyne was going to become Wasp in an early draft of the movie but they didn’t want to reduce her role to just a cameo, so they cut the idea.
Killer Whales Are Terrifying
Can we just talk about how underrated Killer Whales are? Despite their terrifying name, we act as if they’re just some cuddly little bear.
No, they can literally rip open a great white shark. Not only that, but they do it in groups and they do it for fun. Scary.
More Captain America
By the way, it was a Thursday. I looked up what other interesting things happened on that day, but honestly, Steve Rogers being born is by far the coolest.
I mean, unless you consider the Australian Corps capturing Hamel, France from the Germans. I personally don’t care, but I guess to each their own.
They Got A Movie And A Show
When Adam McKay and Will Ferrell pitched the idea of Talladega Nights to Sony Pictures, all they had to say was “Will Ferrell as a NASCAR driver”. Literally, Sony immediately said yes.
NASCAR even helped with the production and added some lines. Producer Judd Apatow said that people from NASCAR were pitching better jokes than the writers.
That’s Just Showbiz, Baby
If you’ve ever seen the movie, you know how confusing it can be. The movie was based on physicist Kip Thorne’s works. Thorne laid down two guidelines before the movie began — nothing would violate existing physical laws, and wild speculations would stem from science not screenwriters.
At one point Thorne had to talk the director of the movie out of an idea about people travelling faster than light.
This Is So Relatable
I don’t know about you, but I find this incredibly relatable. Often times just throughout the span of a two hour movie I get fatter.
I’m with Anton on this. I love all food that goes into my mouth. If I don’t love it then I’m not going to eat it — plain and simple.
If You Blinked You Would’ve Missed It
I think it’s interesting to know that in terms of movies that drop the f-bomb, Pulp Fiction is no stranger. The movie drops it 265 times throughout the movie.
That’s just below another Quinten Tarantino film, Reservoir Dogs, which used the word 269 times. Leave it up to Tarantino to beat himself in his own game.
These Are Some Precious Facts
This is not a joke. In the 1960s, The Beatles wanted to make a LOTR movie adaption directed by Stanley Kubrick but the writer of the novel (J.R.R Tolkien) said no.
They had already cast the movie with Paul McCartney as Frodo, Ringo as Sam and George Harrison as Gandalf. I don’t know if I would like this version, but man, I’d love to see it nonetheless.
My Cold, Dark Heart
First of all, I can very much relate to Loki because my heart is also very cold. But, another interesting tidbit about the movie is that during the filming of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scarlett Johansson was pregnant.
This meant she had to have three different stunt doubles. Chris Evans, or Captain America, said that multiple times he thought he was talking to a double but it was actually Scarlett.
Assistant To The Assistant Of The Regional Manager
You may be wondering why there’s no sweat under Dwight’s arms, and it has a lot to do with the temperature on set.
Steve Carell had very active sweat glands so the temperature had to be kept at a cold 64 degrees. I would need a coat for in-between scenes. I’m a baby, though.
We Got Fun And Games, We Got Everything You Want Honey
Even though the original game was set in Africa, most of the filming was done in Hawaii.
A lot of the shooting was done at Kualoa Ranch. This area is no stranger to movie sets, as it’s where Jurassic Park and Godzilla were filmed. You can even take a VIP tour to the area if you’re an adventurous movie fan.
I’d Be Wearing Lots Of Grey
Most movies take about a year to create, but Inside Out was unique in that it took A LOT longer than that.
They started creating the film in 2009 and it didn’t actually hit theaters until 2015. They ended up drawing A LOT of characters that didn’t end up making the cut.
Jerry Just Wants To Bee Himself (Literally)
It took almost 800 different versions of Barry B Benson (Jerry Seinfeld’s character) to get it right.
Seinfeld wanted to base the bee’s traits after himself. Both Benson and Seinfeld hate mundane everyday work, and they both have an observational style of comedy. The animators basically drew Seinfeld and then tried to work his features into a bee.
Playing The Banjo Is This Guy’s Destiny
Imagine only being known as the banjo guy in movies. I’ve heard of typecasting before, but I really didn’t realize it got this specific.
It’s also interesting to note that this was Miley Cyrus’ first big role in the entertainment business. I also literally just found out that her first name is actually Destiny.
A Couple TINY Tidbits About The Movie
Paul Rudd is someone who takes his job seriously. Playing Ant-man might not seem like a role that needs too much research, but apparently we’re wrong.
He went out and bought an ant farm that he kept at his house and observed how they worked together. He still has the farm to this day.
It’s Chucky, I Mean, Woody
The original Woody wasn’t actually supposed to be a cowboy, which would’ve completely changed how the movie was viewed.
Originally they were going to make him a ventriloquist puppet. A lot of executives at Disney thought that it would be too creepy since a lot of them are usually associated with horror films. I completely agree.
This Is Not A Joke(r)
After the death of Heath Ledger, there was a lot of speculation regarding a “joker diary” to get into character.
In fact, he actually did make a diary while preparing for the character. It included various clip art, stylized notes and even lines from the script recopied in his own writing.
Batman Fans Weren’t The Only Skeptics
Once it was revealed that Christopher Nolan was going to deliver a new type of Joker, there were many people who criticized the decision.
Michael Caine, who played Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler was one of them. As soon as Caine found out that the Joker was going to be played by Heath Ledger, he came around real fast.
Not A Bad Return On Investment
Indiana Jones had quite the impact on the movie world when it came out in 1981. The film earned $389.9 million off an $18 million budget.
It was the year’s top grossing film and it won four Academy Awards (it was nominated for eight). The fourth movie of the series is set to hit in 2020.
I Don’t Feel So Good
Joss Whedon, the director, decided to use super-villain Thanos in the post credits because he was the most powerful and fascinating Marvel villain.
Thanos also happens to be one of Whedon’s favorite characters. He’s in love with death and Whedon has been quoted as saying “that’s just so damn cute”.
Mildly Creepy, Mildly Cool
The beginning montage for the movie Up was inspired by a bunch of strangers’ home movies.
Some of Carl’s and Ellie’s life was pulled from the filmmaker’s lives, but most of it was from random home movies they found on the internet. They said that they still don’t know the names of the people in the inspirational home video.
Burying The Lead
There’s actually a lot of color coordination in the movie. Every character in the film has a designated color for their wardrobe.
Baby’s costume is meant to be more classic, which is why he dressed in black, and also represents how he views the world. One of his shirts also transitions from white to grey throughout the movie.
Some Savage Cuts Had To Be Made
Look, if you didn’t like the movie Finding Nemo, then you certainly don’t have a heart. It’s one of the best animated films of our lifetime.
But, actress Megan Mullally might have a sour taste in her mouth. She was originally hired to voice a character in the movie but was let go after the producers heard her real voice. They wanted her to have the same voice as Karen from Will and Grace but she wouldn’t do it.
A Star Was Born
Although Vince Vaughn is a household name now, before he appeared in The Lost World: Jurassic Park movie, he was basically an unknown.
In fact, Spielberg cast him in the movie because he watched a pre-release of the film “Swingers”. Steven was given the film in order to get his approval to borrow the Jaws theme song. He liked what he saw in Vaughn and helped launch his career.
It’s Not All Fun And Games
While you may assume that a movie set is controlled and no actors have the potential to get injured, you’d be wrong.
Ralph Macchio (who plays the Karate Kid) says that he would often get hurt. In fact, there’s a scene in the movie where he has a massive bruise on his chin. It was the result of a roundhouse kick during the Halloween night fight.
… And They Were VERY Happy About It
If you’ve seen the movie, you know that there’s a heck of a lot of drugs involved. If you’re wondering how they made the snorting of cocaine look so real, it’s because it was.
Okay, just kidding. It was actually crushed up Vitamin B which made the actors feel incredible on set.