One of the greatest joys of being a filmmaker is the ability to pay homage and add details to your films. And decorated directors such as the Russo Brothers left no opportunity to do so in their latest action thriller The Gray Man. The entire film is filled with amazing pop culture references and even features a cameo from the director.
Want to find out other cool things that you might’ve missed in the film? Then keep on reading.
Easter eggs in The Gray Man that you need to see
At 2 hours and 2 minutes of runtime, The Gray Man is an incredible watch. Each and every scene is filled with action. You can not help but stay glued to the screens. However, no matter how close you are watching, you are bound to miss some things. But don’t worry, we are here to spot them for you.
The Bond references
Joe and Anthony Russo are huge fans of Bond movies. So when they were making a spy thriller, how could they not pay respects to their childhood hero, Mr. Bond? In the film, the brothers have purposefully added elements that make him the Anti-Bond, such as his choice of food instead of the iconic Martinis is Skittles.
The Shining maze
Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic is a benchmark in the horror genre. The movie has a lot of iconic moments, but the huge maze it features takes the cake. So while making The Gray Man, The Russos, who are huge fans of Kubrick, incorporated a similar maze in their film in order to pay homage to the legendary director.
Reference to a Netflix documentary
In a conversation between Lloyd Hansen and Donald Fitzroy, Lloyd says, “who likes cats?” This whole conversation was a direct call back to a Netflix documentary, Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. The reference is to the sociopathic nature of the film’s antagonist.
Obsessed with Schopenhauer
Through the film, Chris Evans‘ Lloyd recited the philosophies of a german philosopher called Arthur Schopenhauer. This obsession with his philosophy and teachings was something that Chris himself added to the character in order to provide him with layers and complexity.
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