Top 14 Wanted Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Wanted facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Wanted film message.

Cross always waits for Wesley to shoot first so he can know how to stop the bullet without hurting Wesley

Not even 10 minutes in, Wesley glances up at his neighbor's window. This sign foreshadows the big reveal towards the end of the movie
Not even 10 minutes in, Wesley glances up at his neighbor's window. This sign foreshadows the big reveal towards the end of the movie

Wanted Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - An out-of-practice Vitaly is shown to have a bit of stomach pudge. After making a career-reviving impossible jump through a flaming ring, he is shown without that pudge, the way he was in his prime.
    An out-of-practice Vitaly is shown to have a bit of stomach pudge. After making a career-reviving impossible jump through a flaming ring, he is shown without that pudge, the way he was in his prime.

Wanted Hidden Details

When Wesley rammed down the "TEXTILE FACTORY" gate, letters fell on the ground to spell out "FATE", referring to the Loom of Fate in the movie.

1 - The bullet-holes align only against Fox (driving) and not Wesley, foreshadowing that Wesley was never in danger / being hunted down by Cross.
The bullet-holes align only against Fox (driving) and not Wesley, foreshadowing that Wesley was never in danger / being hunted down by Cross.

The cubicle nameplate in the final scene is a mash up of the comic book creators' names.

1 - While fleeing from two assassins, Wesley can be found and heard depositing coins into the machine behind him. (See picture)
While fleeing from two assassins, Wesley can be found and heard depositing coins into the machine behind him. (See picture)

The second "u" in "fuck you" is actually a tooth.

When Sloan hands The Gunsmith played by rapper Common the slip to show his name came up, his birthday is written as Feb. 13, 1972 which is only one month off from Common's actually birthday which is Mar. 13, 1972

At the showdown in the library, Fox's bullet is engraved with "GOODBYE".

1 - Angelina Jolie's final bullet says goodbye
Angelina Jolie's final bullet says goodbye
1 - After a car explosion in which Inspector Dubois drives through, devil horns can be seen over her head as well as a tail which shows that she's the main antagonist of the film
After a car explosion in which Inspector Dubois drives through, devil horns can be seen over her head as well as a tail which shows that she's the main antagonist of the film
1 - The main character breaks a keyboard on his "friend" face and the falling keys (and tooth) form a nice sentence:
The main character breaks a keyboard on his "friend" face and the falling keys (and tooth) form a nice sentence:
Wanted poster
Wanted poster

Wanted Plot

A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Wanted. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Director Timur Bekmambetov
Stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terence Stamp
IMDB score 6.7