All comic book movies, and even other ones, love putting what is called Easter Eggs for their fans to find. These subtle hints and clues are used for a number of reasons, the least of which is to let in the viewers on the inside jokes or secrets through smart and carefully concealed references.
In the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many times, the Easter Eggs are just a reference to a movie that is already in the works. For fans of the MCU, finding easter eggs is a favorite hobby and many of them spend a lot of time watching movies again and again to gather all the eggs. And if that is not enough, there are entire online communities of fans and fanatics who are doing the same thing. Here is the list of the most fascinating easter eggs from the MCU.
7. Donald Blake Nametag
When the first Thor movie was released, it was considered a wild departure from the usual superhero movies because it was transcending into the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe. New worlds other than Earth were quickly introduced and the first was Asgardia.
Thor begins with the God of Thunder’s exile to Earth after he angers his father Odin and he strips him of all his powers. When Jane Foster gives Thor some regular clothes so he appears more ‘normal’, the name tag says, Donald Blake. This was a nod to the comic book character who originally took up the hammer and became Thor. However, the plot was later revised to show that Donald Blake was just Thor who had lost all his memories and had taken to living as a common human.
6. Adam Warlock
In the third post-credits scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we are back with the High Priestess Ayesha and the Sovereign. It turns out Ayesha had been keeping occupied with a fun minimal side task – concocting the ideal Sovereign, the subsequent stage in their development.
She says she will likely utilize this new “weapon” against the Guardians of the Galaxy and we are then demonstrated with a brilliant casing as Ayesha apathetically says, “I figure I will call him Adam”.
In 2008 when Iron Man turned out, the X-Men were still essentially in the hands of FOX. In any case, that didn’t prevent Marvel from including a cool X-Men easter egg in their first MCU motion picture.
While playing out the trial for Mark II of his Iron Man protective layer, Tony seeks a height record against an SR-71. This, obviously, is a genuine airship, however, it incidentally also happens to be the characteristic of the fly that the X-Men use in the Marvel comics and in the films.
4. The Punch
The initial Captain America comic book turned out amidst World War II. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby made an enthusiastic super warrior who frequently battled the Axis powers. The front of Captain America #1, which still remains as a standout amongst the most notorious comic book fronts ever, demonstrated the Cap punching Adolf Hitler in the face.
In a scene from Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve punches a phase performer dressed as Adolf Hitler amid his Star Spangled Man with a Plan execution, re-creating the celebrated cover.
3. Erik Selvig’s Blackboard
Thor: The Dark World might be a troublesome film, yet it beyond any doubt had a few cool minutes. Take for instance the scene in which Erik Selvig is disclosing Convergence to a gathering of senior nationals – one of which happens to be the late Stan Lee – at a retirement home. Behind Selvig, there’s a writing board crammed with easter eggs.
Among the heap of intriguing scrawls, there’s a reference to Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost (who made X-23), the measurement Doctor Strange utilizations to detain the Hulk (the Crossroads), and in particular, the primary Marvel Comics universe: Earth-616.
This little easter egg was found four years after the film’s release – talk about absurd. In March 2018, a fan on Twitter posted that he had found another easter egg in Guardians of the Galaxy covered up in the Stan Lee appearance.
At the point when Rocket Raccoon zooms in on Stan Lee, there’s a group of Skrull content mixed around and this fan interpreted the part in the base right corner, which spells out Excelsior, Stan Lee’s well-known catchphrase.
1. Iron Man 3 And Empire Strikes Back
This movie was the fifth highest grossing movie of all time, and the critics liked it. Ironically, the fans were not happy about the crossover villain that was made in the interest of a gripping plot. Nevertheless, like all Iron Man movies, there were some interesting Easter eggs.
Writer Kevin Feige, who is a big Star Wars fan, started a trend that was repeated through other movies. In the final battle between Iron Man and Aldrich Killian, Killian’s hand gets cut off. This was done as a nod to Feige’s immense love for Empire Strikes Back.