!![[Film/{{Wanted}} The Movie]]:
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/XMen Charles Xavier]] is engaged to [[BeingHuman Nora Sergeant/Levinson]] who is cheating on him with his best friend, [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Star Lord]], so he leaves her for [[Film/TombRaider Lara Croft]].
** Creator/KonstantinKhabensky has gone from [[Literature/NightWatch chasing down vampires]] to being the Exterminator.
** And [[Series/DoctorWho Elton]] is the Repairman!
** [[Film/BruceAlmighty God]] is in charge of the Fraternity and [[Film/SupermanII General Zod]] is Cross's aide.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Be honest. [[spoiler: When was the last time you saw Morgan Freeman play the BigBad?]]
** You wouldn't expect a slim, 5'7", non-macho actor be the star of an action movie, but Creator/JamesMcAvoy got to do just that.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: Freeman initially appears to be playing the same kindly, wise old man character he always plays. [[spoiler: Turns out he's the villain.]]
* ProductionPosse: As the movie was produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Creator/KonstantinKhabensky appearing in it in '''some''' capacity was pretty much a given. When the movie was released in Russia, a popular joke was that the entire movie was made just so that Khabensky would see Creator/AngelinaJolie naked.
* RetroactiveRecognition: As mentioned above, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Professor X]] smacks around [[Creator/ChrisPratt Star-Lord!]]

!![[ComicBook/{{Wanted}} The Comicbook]]:
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The comic started life as a rejected pitch for an {{Elseworlds}} featuring the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Elements of this are still visible, such as basically the entire cast being [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of various DC villains and heroes.