!![[Film/{{Wanted}} The Movie]]:
* 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.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Angelina Jolie's noted collection of tattoos, particularly on her back, is incorporated into the character of Fox (and adjusted accordingly). To date this is the only movie where her tattoos have been embraced as opposed to being covered up in some way.
* ReferencedBy: In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', the camera angle when we first see a close-up of Charles Xavier (portrayed by Creator/JamesMcAvoy) holding a gun is reminiscent of ''Wanted'''s final scene.

!![[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.