50 Greatest Marvel Easter Eggs

Marvel's best nods, homages and in-jokes

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    • portland6

      Oct 30th 2013, 10:01

      Great article, I hadn't spotted most of these. The added joke for no. 17 is that Chris Evans IS the "original" Human Torch, of course. And does EVERY Marvel film have a post-credits scene? Tony Stark appears before Hulk ends, doesn't he?

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    • matthewanderson

      Oct 30th 2013, 12:00

      They really need to put Neil Mcdonough as Dum Dum Dugan (from the Howling Commandos) on Agents of Shield. He is a big part of the mythology, and he does TV. Plus he is one of the most underrated actors out there.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 30th 2013, 13:53

      What no X-men references? "What would you prefer, yellow spandex?" Rebecca Romijn's cameo in X-men First Class. Gambits real name appears when Mystique hacks the computer in X-men 2. The chick Xavier tries to pull in Oxford has different coloured eyes, the future ill-fated Mrs Stryker?

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    • AvatarIII

      Oct 30th 2013, 14:32

      there's one you missed, the jets chasing Iron Man when he makes his first appearance, one of the pilot's callsign's is Whiplash! obviously a reference to the villain that later shows up in IM2

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    • BogdanZupa

      Oct 30th 2013, 15:17

      Great finds. Waiting for a DC Comics version!

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    • TheLastRide

      Oct 30th 2013, 19:30

      You guys do know you just spoiled the new Captain America movie for everyone Spoiler alert at 43

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    • edwardreed

      Oct 31st 2013, 12:18

      In Daredevil (not as bad as folk say...), in the scene where the gangster is trying to convince Jack Murdock to throw the fight he says "Mack, Miller, Bendis... they're all my fighters..." (sic), listing three writers of the Daredevil series.

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    • WarCry

      Nov 1st 2013, 18:04

      #28 is actually a bigger Easter Egg than you mentioned. Besides the Dr. Reinstein reference, there's also the great big "Stark Industries" logo right there staring you in the face. On top of that, it has the "Program" listed as "Weapon Plus". In the RetCon world that is Marvel, Weapon Plus was the overall project that developed into the Super Soldier Program that gave birth to Captain America. He is occasionally referred to as Weapon I. Later efforts developed into the Weapon X (as in 10) project that brought us Wolverine, Deadpool, and Sabretooth. Weapon XIII is Fantomex, the Stepford Cuckoos are Weapons XIV, and Weapon Infinity is also known as Project: Deathlok. So, as you can see, #28 may, in fact, be one of the "busiest" cameos in this entire list. @EdwardReed, I think this list is specific to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that's why you don't see things like the DAREDEVIL references. And for anyone that cares, it's my personal opinion that DAREDEVIL went WAY overboard with that stuff.

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    • denisfml

      Nov 2nd 2013, 21:43

      About E.E. #4, Lou Ferrigno also appears in the first "Hulk", side by side with Stan Lee.

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    • andrewholland

      Nov 3rd 2013, 20:22

      I immediately recognized Walt Simonson. And I'm not even related to him:) The lucky stiff got to sit next to Jamie Alexander...

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    • henrikjk

      Nov 11th 2013, 9:13

      Sorry but no. 23 is incorrect, it's not Robert Downey Jr’s handprints in the concrete. I would love to post a picture of he's prints and the one from the movie, so you can see the difference, but it seams it's not possible.

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    • Meils

      Nov 11th 2013, 14:06

      As for No1, judging from the number of people who walked out at the end of Thor Dark World before the credits when I saw it, not everyone has figured out that you stay till the very end!

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