Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the biggest films of the year, which means an astonishing number of eyeballs were glued to this movie, even accounting for multi-viewers. And yet, after all these months, there is still apparently an Easter egg that fans haven’t picked up on yet. We should all be ashamed of ourselves.
According to director James Gunn himself, in an interview with ComicBook.com, one of the film’s clever references may go unseen until the end of time…though it probably won’t. Here’s how he put it:
Yeah, there’s definitely some things that people haven’t seen. There’s definitely one really big thing that people haven’t seen, but they may never see it — we’ll see. There’s other things, too. The other day, I posted on my Instagram a picture of the other guys going for the Infinity Stone in the temple of Morag and I didn’t see anybody bringing that up until just a couple of weeks ago.
This is the post he’s talking about, which features the highly important Infinity Stones.
Gunn has been volleying a lot of questions in recent weeks about the plethora of comic references contained within the film, specifically inside The Collector’s collection. (You’ll recall that’s where Howard the Duck had a thing or two to say.) He’s made it clear that Beta Ray Bill wasn’t included and that the shot of Adam Warlock’s cocoon was just a random choice, but rather than a nod to the character’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The recent digital release and upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of the film allow for keen-eyed fans to catch things that would have been virtually impossible to do in the theaters, but what else could they find?
This is one of those times where I’m expecting the gag to be Drax having a tattoo on his ass cheek that happens to look like Thor’s girlfriend Jane, or Stan Lee’s name being inserted into the CGI coding for one of the action sequences. Things that we couldn’t possibly notice without actually being a part of the production. But maybe it’s something easier than that.
One thing’s for sure: fans are already getting invested in the plot points and Easter eggs that might be coming with Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which isn’t due to hit theaters until May 5, 2017.