Skip To Content
  • Best of 2018 badge

25 Movie Details From 2018 That'll Make You Say, "How Did I Not Notice That?!"

Did you catch the Captain Marvel appearance in Avengers: Infinity War?

🚨Warning: A year's worth of spoilers ahead! 🚨

1. First, in To All the Boys I've Loved Before, you can spot author Jenny Han at Lara Jean's freshman year school dance.

Netflix

2. Also, one of my favorite easter eggs from 2018: You can catch Peter Kavinsky saving the popcorn before his pillow fight with Kitty in To All the Boys β€” the moment was also improvised by Noah Centineo.

Netflix

3. In Ocean's 8, you can see where all of the celebrities are sitting at the Met gala β€” one of the more interesting seating choices: Ariana Grande next to Big Sean. πŸ‘€

Warner Bros.

You can also see John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Katie Holmes, Zac Posen, Claire Danes, and Hugh Dancy.

4. Also in Ocean's 8, the article about Penelope and Rose is written by Natalia Kaniasty, who is the assistant to director Gary Ross IRL.

Warner Bros.

5. In Avengers: Infinity War, the flip phone Tony Stark uses is the one Steve Rogers left for him at the end of Captain America: Civil War in case he ever needed him.

Marvel

6. Also, Peter Parker (who has Spidey-sense) and Mantis (who has empathy powers) are the only two characters who realize something is wrong before disintegrating in Infinity War.

Marvel

Peter says, "Mr. Stark, I don't feel so good," while Mantis says, "Something is wrong."

7. And lastly, in the post-credit scene in Infinity War, Nick Fury pages Captain Marvel before he disintegrates as well.

Marvel

8. In Black Panther, the final battle between Black Panther and Killmonger takes place on an actual underground railroad.

Marvel

9. Also in Black Panther, Shuri wears her hair in two buns, a subtle nod to Princess Leia's look in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Marvel, LucasFilms

10. In Deadpool 2, Wade has a drawing featuring Wolverine in a cage with the caption "Prisoner 24601" β€” this is a nod to Jean Valjean's prisoner number in Les Miserables, a role also played by Hugh Jackman.

20th Century Fox

11. Also in Deadpool 2, Wade wears a shirt featuring Taylor Swift's cats, Meredith and Olivia.

20th Century Fox, Instagram: @taylorswift

12. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, you can see a tiny city within the quantum realm β€” this could explain how Janet van Dyne survived as long as she did down there.

Marvel

13. And here are Stan Lee's cameos in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Marvel / 20th Century Fox

Stan will make one final cameo in Avengers 4, which he filmed before his death in November.

14. In A Quiet Place, most of the food on the shelves in the store is gone, except for all the bags of chips because they're too noisy to open and eat.

Paramount Pictures

15. Also there are real-life pictures of John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and their children on the walls of the house in A Quiet Place.

Paramount Pictures

16. In Searching, you can see the name Laura Barns trending on Facebook β€” Laura was the main character who died in the film Unfriended.

Sony Pictures Releasing

You can also see The Dress and Deflategate trending as well.

17. In Incredibles 2, you can spot the Pizza Planet truck when Elastigirl catches the fake Screenslaver in the alley.

Pixar

18. Also in Incredibles 2, the Pixar A113 number appears on the high-speed train Elastigirl stops.

Pixar

A113 refers to the classroom number at the California Institute of the Arts, which numerous well-known animators attended.

19. In Ralph Breaks the Internet, you can spot a Mr. Big Limo Service sign β€” this is a nod to Mr. Big in Zootopia.

Disney / Twitter: @HyzenthlayRose / Via Twitter: @HyzenthlayRose, Disney

20. In A Star Is Born, when Ally is walking up the ramp from work, she’s singing the preamble to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" β€” an homage to Judy Garland, who starred in A Star Is Born in 1954.

Warner Bros.

21. In Love, Simon, there are several Harry Potter Easter eggs, including a Hufflepuff house crest on Simon's bedroom wall and the winter festival at Drarry Downs Park β€” Drarry is the ship name for Draco and Harry.

20th Century Fox

In fact, Love, Simon director Greg Berlanti said, "To get Harry Potter [references] approved, it made it all the way up to J.K. Rowling, and she approved it."

22. In Crazy Rich Asians, you can spot Post-It notes in several scenes β€” this is a nod to author Kevin Kwan, who revealed that he kept a Post-It note with "Joy" written on it while writing Crazy Rich Asians.

Warner Bros.

Kwan said, "I was at the darkest place in my life, and I just decided to write my story...I went to my iMac, and I took a Post-It note and I wrote 'joy,' and I put it on my iMac...Every page of that book, I looked at that Post-It note."

23. In Set It Up, Glen Powell's real-life grandmother was actually in the Yankee Stadium scene.

Netflix

24. In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Beckett's disguise is the same one Lando uses in Return of the Jedi.

LucasFilms

25. And finally, in Bohemian Rhapsody, current Queen frontman Adam Lambert makes a brief cameo when he appears as a trucker that catches Freddie Mercury's eye.

20th Century Fox, Twitter: @TheRealDuckBert / 20th Century Fox / Via Twitter: @TheRealDuckBert

What were your favorite details from movies this year? Tell us in the comments!

TV and Movies

Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.

Newsletter signup form