In modern times, just about every superhero movie we choose to indulge in is absolutely jam-packed with easter eggs, subtle references and teases of events to come in the future. This is exactly why hoards of fans happily opt to return to cinemas time and time again after experiencing a big screen comic book adaptation for the very first time, in the hope of discovering something they previously missed during their last enjoyable watch.
However, just because you can confess to seeing the likes of Avengers: Endgame a ridiculous amount of times in IMAX, doesn't necessarily mean you caught each and every brilliant detail served up to you by the Russo Brothers.
From seemingly throwaway lines foreshadowing evil on the horizon to clear as day costumes meaning more than you previously thought, a wide range of live action, animated and even Lego superhero features have all possessed outstanding elements that have gone completely unnoticed by large portions of the fanbase.
You may be one of the eagle-eyed few who clocked some of these fantastic beats and hidden treats before reading this list. But, if not, never fear. That's why your buddies at WhatCulture are here.
10. Camouflaging Spider Foreshadows Miles' Abilities - Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
When it comes to outstanding original storytelling, spectacular visuals and seriously rewarding easter eggs, few superhero films hold a candle to Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
This animated modern masterpiece is a gift which keeps on giving with every subsequent watch and this is evident in a moment which most fans completely missed during their first few encounters with the flick.
When Miles is seen spray-painting a piece of graffiti on a wall in an abandoned subway station, the spider which will eventually change his life forever is spotted dangling down into the setting. With our protagonist throwing a mix of vibrant colours at the wall and quickly grabbing different spray cans to add to the mix, it's easy to overlook a significant eight-legged beat which happens right under our noses.
As Miles reaches for a yellow spray can, the spider can be spotted camouflaging into its new surroundings. Then, when the future spidey picks up the can, our arachnid friend hops onto another and changes its body colour to match its purple landing pad.
It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it detail, but this brief instance of spider camouflaging foreshadows Miles' eventual ability to blend into his surroundings post-bite.
This moment, along with countless other excellent little details, proves that the people behind this film seriously thought of everything... and that's why Into the Spider-Verse is rightly celebrated as arguably the greatest Spider-Man flick of all time.