Ever since Marvel Studios revealed the future of the MCU would introduce newcomers like the Eternals and Shang-Chi to the ranks, we couldn’t help but reminisce about all the Marvel movies that led up to this moment. It got us thinking about our favorite movie, coolest fight scene, and tearful goodbyes, but most all, we discussed how much we appreciate Marvel’s commitment to including Easter eggs because of how they foreshadow events and/or pay homage to the source material – all of which bring a smile to face of those quick enough to catch the hidden gems the first time around.
So without further ado, from the meaning behind Whiplashes tattoo’s in Iron Man 2 to teasing the Asgardians of the Galaxy in Avengers: Endgame, join us as we highlight the 50 greatest Easter eggs fans might have missed in the Marvel movies. Enjoy!
50. Jack Kirby Influence (Thor: Ragnarok)
From a visual standpoint, Thor: Ragnarok is easily one of the best looking Marvel movies to date and this has a lot to do with it essentially being one giant homage to the style of legendary Marvel Comics artist Jack Kirby. In particular, Kirby’s love of over-designed backdrops and weird-looking bits of architecture and armor can be seen all over the planet of Sakaar. The background in the scene where Loki watches Thor and Hulk fight from the Grandmaster’s box seat is a replica of Kirby’s artwork on the cover of Fantastic Four #64 (1967).