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Think You Spotted Every GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Easter Egg? Think Again

Think You Spotted Every GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Easter Egg? Think Again

Warning! There be spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy in this post. Look away now if you don’t want to know anything about Marvel’s latest cinematic hit (although, if you don’t, why did you click on this link?!).

This past weekend, Marvel’s latest, the space-themed action/adventure film Guardians of the Galaxy, cleaned up at the box office. Now that release weekend’s behind us, attention is now shifting to a much more pressing matter: spotting as many easting eggs that are hidden within the film as humanly possible.

While some – like Howard The Duck – are a bit obvious, there are plenty that only the keenest of keen eyes would have spot. But for those lacking in the master of vision categories, Mr. Sunday Movies has you covered in an all new YouTube video titled “Every Easter Egg In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.”

As we discussed over the weekend, if there’s one thing Marvel loves, it’s easter eggs, and Guardians of the Galaxy is no different. However, while the hunt is fun, there’s something serious the easter eggs represent, and that’s the massive scale the Marvel Cinematic Universe covers! With decades upon decades of source material up for grabs, there’s an endless supply of goodies every filmmaker working on a Marvel film can throw into their tale. Every time something new enters the MCU, its own possibilities become endless because, as is the Marvel way, anyone (or anything) can be a superhero.

Want to go even deeper into Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Marvel Comics lore? Check out this excellent article by Peter Sciretta over at Slashfilm.

Did you spot any easter eggs the video missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Jayar says:

    The scene where The Collector is reprimanding his slave (reminding her that her species “has elbows” and to use them) there is a pale being, sleeping in the glass chamber next to her, that resembles the genetically modified vampires from Blade 2, also a Marvel entity.

  2. Erin says:

    When the Guardians are getting booked at the Kyln, Rocket’s known connections are listed. Of course Groot is listed, but so is Lylla, Rocket’s girlfriend from Halfworld.

  3. Angela says:

    I thought the fight scene at the end where Rocket lined up the ships at ground level to shoot Ronan’s fighters down was very reminiscent of Space Invaders

  4. Diablo says:

    I think they were just taking the piss out of everyone with the DUCK.

  5. sam says:

    I think the numbers following the subtitles for locations were messages written in leet speech but I’ve only seen the film once so I’m not sure.

  6. Kevin snow says:

    I think the Tezzeract, which was shown in the movie is the space gem. It transports people. I think the Aether is the reality gem, because it was going to be used to alter a light universe into a dark universe. Some speculate that the mind gem is in Loki’s staff which now on Earth and in the hands of Hydra. EASTER EGG. It’s actually a reference to “12% of a plan.” That is the same percentage Tony Stark used in the Avengers. Also, when you first see the Collector, look in the boxes behind him. You can see Howard sitting in his box.

  7. John Decker says:

    In the first scene in the hospital, the name paged over the loudpeakers is “Dr. Fitzsimmons”.

  8. Mad Theorist says:

    I myself believe the gem in the movie to be the space gem, mostly because the power gem is red in color and is most likely the aether from Thor the dark world.The space gem would also allow them to get rid of Ronan for the movie without explicitly killing him off. As it is possible he may have been transported to the negative zone where he waits for the new fantastic four to discover him. This is simply a theory on my part however and could be completely wrong.

    • Chris says:

      Kevin Feige has stated that the Tesseract is the Space Gem. The Aether was thought thought to be the Power Gem, but the Orb was revealed to be the Power Gem, so my guess is that the Aether was the Soul Gem.

    • José Antonio says:

      Kevin Feige (executive producer of Marvel) already said that we sould not judge the gems by color, since they will probably not have the same ones as in the comics. He also confirmed that the Tesseract IS the space gem. He did not say what gem the Aether is, but many people think it is the reality gem giving the events of Thor 2. The gem they show in guardians looks like it’s going to be the power gem since it was only used for destruction (Although i don’t think they would kill Ronan for good so soon), so who knows). Besides, Fantastic Four rights belong to Fox, not Marvel so the new fantastic 4 are NOT in the same universe as the avengers and Guardians. The same thing happens with Spider-man (Sony) and X-Men (Fox)

  9. Joel says:

    When they are in the collectors place, and Rocket walks in front of Cosmo, is that Ultron chilling in a case in the background? It’s a shiny silver robot looking thing that raises its head…

  10. Dave Nevett says:

    No mention of the red-caped figure in the Collector’s stash or the latest mention of the Na’vi of Avatar fame (Sif previouly listed them in her rundown of blue-skinned aliens for Coulson in AoS)

  11. Red Skull in the collectors menagerie

  12. god have mercy, must everything be a video? can no one actually write an actual article anymore?
    here i sit, at home, watching doctor who, see this link on facebook and think Oh, i wonder which easter eggs there were? i’ll look at the list.
    but NOOO.. one more damned video.
    have we completely turned into a nation of mindless hamsters who can’t even read anymore?

  13. Joel Ranger says:

    I am sure that one of the display cases did hold Beta Ray can see him turn his head when they introduce the Collector..

  14. Kenn Snipes says:

    In his intro shot, above The Collector’s head and in the background, I swear to god there’s a motorcycle in a case.

  15. Burns2k says:

    is that a dark elf?

  16. Chris says:

    No one saw the cosmic cube in the collectors holograph show when he was talking about the infinity gem?

  17. Tyler says:

    I’m pretty sure I saw Mojo in the Collector’s Collection…I haven’t seen it show up in any of the lists of Easter Eggs for this movie, though, so I’m not 100% certain…

  18. Andy says:

    Pretty sure there were some mystical items of the Dr. Strange variety in the Collector’s stash too.

  19. Julian says:

    The Skrull?

  20. Steve says:

    A sly sly nod — the closest they come to a literal reference of Star Wars: in the scene where Rocket has a bomb he says he’ll put in a box, he suggests they might want to blow up a moon. Quill says something like: “No one’s blowing up any moons”. I believe this is a reference the the Death Star being blown up at the end of Episode IV (after being mistaken for a “small moon” early on).

    • Dave says:

      How about Ronan talking to Thanks via hola graphic link all the time? If that’s not Vader and the Emperor I don’t know what is.
      The whole film sends up a lot from Star Wars, from Rocket and Groot being Han and Chewie, to the Milano being the Millennium Falcon. 

  21. Kenny says:

    I think that part of the front or back of one of the ships looked like Iron Man’s head/helmet. 

  22. Eli says:

    I heard somewhere that Adam Warlock’s cocoon was broken behind howard the duck, but i didnt see it either time i watched the movie

  23. Ben says:

    When Yondu saved Peter from space and he’s giving him the speach about how he saved him from being being eaten and all that, he makes a comment about how he must have bugs eating his brain… seemed like an obvious call back to Slither.

  24. Tim says:

    I think the comic strip they used in the video at 2:30 mixed up the gems. It says on the marvel wiki that the infinity gems are orange: time, red: power, purple: space, blue: mind, green: soul gem, and yellow is the reality gem.

  25. Adam Horton says:

    The easter egg that I have not seen mention of yet is in the final shot of the movie.  Nearly all Disney movies include a nod to Mickey Mouse.  The final shot shows three suns on the horizon in the distinct Mickey formation.  It may be a bit of a stretch, but I will be waiting for it on my second viewing.  

    • David says:

      That’s the inspiration for the symbol of the Nova Corps (the Xandar police people) which predates Disney’s purchase of Marvel. Check out their chests next time you watch, they all have three glowing lights in a triangle. 

  26. Leah says:

    i thought maybe the troll was not only the pop culture reference, but a reference to Yondu’s hair in the comic series? Dunno. 

  27. Yo was yhat arcade in the jail sceen with the electro in his head

  28. Bryan says:

    I have yet to see anything about the “hidden Mickey” in the movie. In the scene with the outside of the bar after they land on Knowhere, the top of the bar is a half dome and there are circular objects on either side that look just like a Mickey Mouse beanie you would buy from either of the Disney theme parks.

  29. Barry Bond says:

    has any one figured out yet that Ultron use’s Simon williams aka wondermans brain patterns for the vision. simon williams fancys the scarlet witch thats why the vision even though he is a robot fancys scarlet witch fact. so does that mean wonderman will pop up?

  30. Cosmo was wearing the aether stone that they left with the collector at the end of Thor 2.

    • FoxxWertas says:

      It was pointed out to me that the timeline is off for this.  it was 1988 in the beginning of them move then went to 22 years later, making it 2010.  TDW happened a few years after that.  The collector did not have the things yet

  31. Mark Oldham says:

    They missed “bron” not sure on spelling, but he was the footage of a celestial being wielding the gem and destroying a planet, well bron is starlord’s grandfather. 

  32. Neal says:

    Holy crap! At 2:07, when they talk about Adam Warlock, some people have been speculating that Adam is going to be who they use as Star-Lords father! The troll makes a hell of a lot more sense if that is the case!!

    • Jason says:

      Unless they go off the deep end, there is no way Adam Warlock is Peter Quill’s father.  J’son (or Jason, depending on which version of the story they go with) is.  The nod to Adam is the cocoon.  And, they do need to bring Adam in at some point *if* they’re going to do the whole Infinity Gauntlet story.  Yes, they’ve changed Peter’s back story somewhat, but I cannot see them completely destroying it the way they have (rumored) Ultron’s.  And I’m still holding out hope that they’re not actually going with the whole “Tony Stark created Ultron” thing…though it is a very thin hope.

      • Mark Oldham says:

        No they aren’t it will be hank pym( ant-man) will in the movie ant-man, 

        • zach says:

          how can he? age of ultron comes out before ant-man.

        • Barry Bond says:

          ant-man is partly set in the 60s fact

        • Bruce says:

          Incorrect as Ant-Man comes out after Avengers 2, Joss Whedon already confirmed no Ant-Man in Avengers 2, and confirmed is Tony builds many AI suits/bots to fight for him while he is busy elsewhere. Pretty safe to guess Ultron will be one of these.

        • Rod says:

          James Spader will play Ultron through performance capture in the 2015 Marvel Studios film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Director Joss Whedon revealed that Hank Pym, Ultron’s creator in the comic books, would not be included in the film. In the film, it is Tony Stark who creates Ultron.

      • Tony Stark is creating Ultron. It makes way more sense in the MCU that he makes Ultron right now than it would if Hank Pym made Ultron right now. Having it be different from the comics is not destroying his story; it’s just telling a different story. It’s a different universe.

        • Jason says:

          Normally, I would agree with that.  However, changing something like this could have other unintended effects.  I’m just…I don’t know.  Bothered, maybe?  It’s kinda like when Tony Stark had the reactor removed from his chest or the Mandarin was actually Killian in Iron Man 3.  They took these iconic characters and fundamentally changed who they were.  A minor ret con is one thing.  But this feels more like taking the story and saying “Yeah, well, screw that.  I want to do this.”  Granted, I trust Joss Whedon a lot more than others who have had their hand in Marvel movies (Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, anyone?).  But still…

        • michael jeacock says:

          people, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME TONY STARK BUILT ULTRON!!!! it is not a new idea, it has been done before. see Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow.