If you haven’t seen the new Avengers movie, then be warned, there are so many spoilers ahead, that reading this article will make the movie virtually unwatchable. What did you expect? After all, the title of this article is ‘Avengers: Infinity War Easter eggs you may have missed’.
Perhaps you were expecting a scene you missed while on a toilet break, where each and every member of the Avengers eats a novelty chocolate egg… if so, we are sorry to disappoint (that would have been a weird script choice).
As most of us people who spend far too much time watching movies know, an Easter egg is a reference, hidden in plain sight, which is a call out to something not within the film’s plot.
Marvel movies are infamous for them, but that’s not where this famous film saying comes from.
Urban Dictionary gives the following origin story for them – way back in 1975, when the world wide web was just something a very ambitious spider aspired to, the Rocky Horror Picture Show cast had an Easter egg hunt. Most of the eggs on the set weren’t found and they can be seen throughout the film in different areas.
Nowadays, movie Easter eggs have very little to do with the actual items and far more to do with unexpected cameos, and the callbacks to previous films and hints at what’s to come in the future.
Thus, without further ado, here are 15 Avengers: Infinity War Easter eggs you may have missed…
#1 Stan Lee Cameo
If you’re a Marvel fan and you’re not aware that Stan Lee makes a cameo in each and every film and TV series, then you’re not really a Marvel fan. We are not even sure that this qualifies anymore, but nonetheless, we are going to ease into this list of Infinity War Easter eggs with it.
This time around, the creator of the Marvel comic books pops up as the driver of Peter Parker’s school bus. In an entertaining scene which sees Parker escape through the window to go help the Avengers fight Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian, Lee reacts to the rest of the teenagers’ boisterousness in typically nonplussed fashion.
The 95-year-old shouts back at his giddy passengers, saying: “What’s the matter? You kids never seen a spaceship before?”
Stan Lee’s cameo was one of the Infinity War Easter Eggs you can always rely on.
#2 An expected arrival
Infinity War takes plenty from the Marvel comics, but the ones it borrows most frequently from come from Jim Starlin’s Infinity Gauntlet series.
One immediate throwback to that series happens at the beginning of the film, when Hulk crashes into the Sanctum Santorum after a brief battle with Thanos. This is identical to a scene in the comics where the Silver Surfer falls back to earth and lands on a similar staircase.
Both Bruce Banner and the Silver Surfer fall back to earth to warn everyone about the impending doom that’s about to arrive on their doorstep. This throwback had to be deliberate.
#3 “THIS IS MY CHOICE”
Remember back when Steve Rogers decides he needs to fly the Valkyrie into the arctic in Captain America: The First Avenger and then he realizes that he can’t be with Peggy Carter?
Yes… that was probably a scene you cried through.
Well, one of the Infinity War Easter eggs is a call back to that. When Tony is flying away on a spaceship with Maw, he gets a call from Pepper Pots. It’s a typical scene, where our hero tells his loved one that he needs to sacrifice all for the greater good.
That’s not the interesting bit – the interesting bit is that when his phone gets cut off, the same music plays in both scenes.
It’s called ‘This Is My Choice’ and can be listened to below.