Infinity War is finally here and it blew away all expectations. I'm sharing the 50+ Avengers Infinity War Easter Eggs I found after watching it twice. Don't worry I'll keep updating this list as I find more. Yeah I'm going again to see it, don't judge me.
This is your spoiler warning. If you have not seen Avengers Infinity War stop now. Come back after you've seen it. But seriously, go see it!
Avengers Infinity War Easter Eggs
1. Thanos is coming
Bruce Banner/Hulk falls through Doctor Strange's skylight to announce that Thanos is coming. This is a direct parallel to the beginning of Infinity Gauntlet that shows Silver Surfer falling through the roof of the sanctum, warning of the danger of Thanos.
2. We have a Hulk
Callback to the first Avengers, Tony's line to Loki. Unfortunately it doesn't go quite so well with Thanos.
3. Morgan Stark
Tony tells Pepper about a dream he had where they had a child, named Morgan. Morgan Stark is an eccentric uncle of Tony and also not his biggest fan. Hopefully if this Morgan makes it to the screen, he has a better disposition.
4. Iron Spider
Peter was given an upgrade. The Iron Spider comes with a lot of gadgets and new tech, including the spider legs which aid him in quite a few battle scenes.
This is the first time we see this in the MCU.
6. Doctor Strange's Spells
One of the breakout stars in this film is Doctor Strange. He whips out some of his signature spells from the comics including the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak and Images of Ikonn spell.
7. Cauldron of the Cosmos
That funky looking vase Tony uses to stretch his hamstrings, is a powerful artifact that allows Strange to look through time and space.
8. Stan Lee
It isn't hard to spot The Watcher, Stan Lee, in Infinity War. He lets slip to the kids on the bus that he has clearly seen so many alien ships that this is old news.
9. Star-Lord’s Zune Playlist
At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Peter gets a new to him Zune. And it seems like he has been busy teaching the other Guardians some classic hits like Rubberband Man.
10. Flash Gordon
Obscure reference for some, Peter totally got it when Tony called him Flash Gordon. For those who are lost, Flash Gordon is about a human taken into space to defeat evil aliens and can’t get home. Sound familiar?
11. Captain America’s Scale Armor
One of Cap's iconic looks in the comics is his scale armor.
Just when we thought it would never show up in the MCU, the details on Cap's Nomad suit show the scales underneath. I love when Marvel puts this kind of thought into their films.
Speaking of Nomad, the Russo brothers confirmed Steve's transition to Nomad. We see it in his new uniform with the darker colors and the buckles at the shoulders. Without his signature round shield he doesn't need the harness anymore, but we see it here for the Nomad look. There is no plunging neckline though.
13. Bearded Cap
It's actually canon and Falcon loves it just as much as we do.
14. Arrested Development
A closer look at the scene with The Collector and you can notice a very humanoid looking blue man inside a container. Looks like Tobias blued himself again.
15. The Secret Avengers
The original Secret Avengers were Cap, Black Widow, Beast, Valkyrie, Moon Knight, Agent 13, War Machine, Ant-Man, and Nova. Bucky and Vision also join his team at different times to offer aide. We basically see that team here, minus the characters Marvel Studios are missing….for now.
16. Groot’s Game
It looks like Groot is enjoying his teenage years with a retro handheld video game. In Defender, you have to save Earth from invading aliens. So maybe it didn't rot his brain but helped him kick some Titan rear-end.
17. Maw vs Strange
Another scene that was pulled almost exactly from the panels was this one. Maw has some extra abilities in the film that make him an even worthier adversary for Strange. That is until Peter reminds everyone about Alien.
18. The White Wolf
The use of this new name again could clue us in that the next role for Bucky will not be the mantle of Captain America, but the White Wolf.
In the comics the White Wolf is Hunter, T’Challa’s adopted brother and leader of Hatut Zeraze, Wakanda’s Secret Police. The White Wolf is a formidable warrior and was always willing to aid Wakanda and T’Challa when needed.
19. Bucky Barnes The First Avenger vs Infinity War
Bucky Barnes is a semi-stable old man doing pretty well for the end of the world. The throwback look of his new outfit was perfect. And you can bet Steve thought so too.
The location of the Soul Stone was finally revealed, and we were all wrong. Apparently it has been hiding out on Vormir all this time. Vormir is a planet located in the Kree territory.
21. Red Skull
In the comics, Thanos' is doing all of this genocide for his lady love Mistress Death. When we first see Red Skull he is shrouded in a cloak, similar to Mistress Death. I got excited for a split second before I heard the familiar voice of Red Skull. But that was also exciting because it confirmed my theory that he wasn't killed but rather transported somewhere by the Tesseract.
22. Thanos' Armor
Thanos bears a striking resemblance to his son Thane from the comics. Could we see Thane in the future? I think it might be a possibility.
23. Name Drop: A’Lars
A'Lars or Mentor is the father of Thanos. Red Skull mentions his name when he first meets Thanos and Gamora on Vormir. A'Lars just happens to be one of Marvel's Eternals. Rumor has it, Marvel has discussed the Eternals as a possible storyline in future movies.
24. Infinity Gauntlet Attacks
The comic had its share of strange attacks on the heroes. Thanos' turned Wolverine into rubber, Cyclop's head is incased in ice, Nebula is turned to ribbon, while Thanos' brother, Starfox is turned into cubes. Mantis and Drax get that honor the first time they fight Thanos, while Star-Lord's gun produces bubbles. The Reality stone can do some crazy things.
25. Yibambe Chant
“Yibambe” from what I’ve researched means “hold fast.” Especially in the face of adversity and hardship. I would say facing down a galactic army of Outriders, Thanos, and The Black Order qualifies as adversity. Good things the Wakandans have tenacity and steadfastness in full supply.
26. Rocket and Bucky
So many reasons to love this moment. One it reminds us of Groot ands Rocket fighting in the prison in Guardians. Two, we all knew Rocket would be very interested in Bucky's arm.
27. Rocket's obsession with body parts
He wants Bucky's gun and his arm. He also supplies Thor with a new eye. Rocket's affinity for body parts is still going strong.
28. Outriders Army
The Outriders are the ugly creatures that represent Proxima's blood to spare. They are grown to serve 28. Thanos and to die for his will. Nothing more.
29. Hulkbuster stuck in stone
This was something I saw and thought why does this look familiar. After going back through my comic books, I realized that it is similar to what happens to the Hulk. Only instead of being captured by Thanos, he was held in stone by Nebula who was wielding the gauntlet at the time.
30. Spider-Man web to Thanos’ face
Another moment in the comic brought to life, a big old stick glob of spider web to the face.
31. Forging of Thor's new weapon on Nidavellir
This is a nod to both the comic book and MCU origin stories for Thor's mighty hammer. And we get to see Peter Dinklage throw some sass Thor's way. This scene is mighty.
32. Ultimate Mjolinir from the Ultimate Universe
Storm Breaker actually looks like Ultimate Mjolnir. It is a halk-axe, half-hammer weapon and thanks to Groot n the film, sports a pretty sweet handle.
33. Storm Breaker
The name given to Thor's new hammer/axe combo is actually a nod to Beta Ray Bill. He defeated Thor in combat and earned the right to wield his powers. He had a new weapon made befitting his new powers and named it Storm Breaker.
34. Vision in White
Unfortunately, Vision gets his all white gear not because he joined the West Coast Avengers but because Thanos' killed him. It will be interesting to see if he is resurrected and if resurrected Vision will lose his human emotions like he does in the comics.
35. Stan Lee’s survival
Unless we saw them die or turn to ash on screen I'm holding out that they survived the snap. One thing I am certain of Stan Lee is alive and well in the MCU. Guardians 2 revealed Stan Lee as a Watcher, and we know in the comics The Watcher lives. Someone please send that man a hero in real life though.
36. Nebula’s torment at the hands of Thanos
This is one instance when I think the comic book might be more terrifying. In the comics, Nebula is the abused granddaughter of Thanos. She is basically a barely living Zombie who is tortured for his whim. It will be interesting to see if she ends up with the gauntlet and how she exacts revenge on daddy dearest.
37. Captain America standing up to Thanos
While the moment in the trailer made me gasp and have a lot of hurt feelings (you better not hurt one hair on his head Thanos), I knew this had to happen.
This is a great moment in the canon of Captain America because it shows that he never gives up, no matter what. Even when a situation is impossible, he will stand until the bitter end.
38. Thanos’ Snap
Infinity Gauntlet pretty much begins with Thanos' wiping out half the universe with a snap of his fingers. My earliest predictions for Infinity War was this happening and a fade to black. Leaving us to wonder who made it and who didn't.
While I wasn't far off the Russo Brothers one upped me and decided to show some of our favorites heartbreakingly disappear. But not in a quick flash, no it was way more painful than that.
39. Farmer Thanos
The ending of Infinity War might seem little out of place, but Thanos is doing exactly what he said he would, find a spot to watch the sunrise on the galaxy. This is a nod to what fans call Farmer Thanos. Thanos eventually retires I guess you could say and starts working on a farm, at peace with his decisions in life.
40. The End Game
Doctor Strange tells Tony, we are in the end game now. Infinity War ends essentially where Infinity Gauntlet begins. Thanos snaps his fingers, people disappear, and everyone that is left must deal with their grief and rage while figuring out how to fight Thanos and fix everything.
The despair in Steve's eyes in the film echo that of us in the audience. What are we going to do now?
41. Soul Stone's Soulworld
Soulworld is the world inside the Soul Stone and where Thanos sees young Gamora waiting for him. It is basically heaven, where the souls that have been absorbed into the Infinity Stone can be content for all eternity. In the comics that also allows for their future resurrections. And I know I'm not the only one hoping for a Gamora comeback.
42. Nick Fury, Maria Hill and Control
Infinity War gave us one stinger scene and it was a good one. Before Nick and Maria turn to ash, a few things happen. First, they discuss contacting Control. Control, originally a part of S.H.I.E.L.D., is responsible for cleanup of disasters and acquiring anything of interest. I would say half the universe's population disappearing a disaster.
43. Call Klein
After watching twice and confirming with Jana, we agree Nick says call Klein (not Clint, sorry Hawkeye fans). Cameron Klein is a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who defies Crossbones in The Winter Soldier and shows up again with Fury in Age of Ultron on the helicarrier to rescue the stranded Sokovians.
44. Paging Captain Marvel
Nick's final living act is sending a page, yes a page to someone at the end. I know a lot were hoping for Coulson but it turned out it was Captain Marvel. We don't know what he said or how she responds. Yet. I'm hoping to see this played out in the upcoming Captain Marvel film due in theaters March 6th, 2019.
45. Chitauri Invasion
The big Chitauri Command Ships and goons are back in the flashback scene of the destruction of Gamora's home planet. Thanos is the one who loaned them out to Loki for the invasion of New York. That is also the first time we meet Thanos in the MCU.
46. Calling Pepper
Another slight nod to previous films, Friday asks if she should call Pepper. When she does, Pepper answers this time (unlike in Avengers) and begs Tony to come back.
47. Dust and Blood
T'Challa tells Proxima Midnight and Cull Obsidian all Thanos would find in Wakanda is dust and blood. After watching many of our favorites turn to dust, T'Challa included, that was one heavy foreshadow.
48. Beam Me Up
Peter Parker and the never ending supply of pop culture references. When Doctor Strange is being taken away by Ebony Maw, Spider-Man gets caught in the beam and says I'm being beamed up! I'm sure all the Star Trek fans caught that one right away.
49. 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
If you were wondering if Infinity War would include a reference to Kevin Bacon, you were not disappointed. Not only does Thor say he could be an Avenger, after all he's been gone a long time, but Star-Lord is thrilled someone knows Footloose. And then is immediately crushed when Peter Parker tells him it never was the greatest movie.
50. Sherlock Holmes
I remember seeing tweet after tweet about people wanting a Sherlock Holmes reference. The popular vote was to have someone say no sh*t sherlock to both Strange and Iron Man. Instead of that corny line, Iron Man looks to Strange and says “do you concur Doctor?” Which is something Sherlock says to Watson on plenty occasions.
This further proves my point that my endless knowledge of movies will one day save my life and possibly the world. You're welcome.
Throwing this image in here, because I loved how Peter tried to act like Thor!
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Did I miss any Easter Eggs? I'm seeing the film again this week and I will keep my eyes out for more. If you spotted any extras leave a comment below. Also read Jana's Avengers Infinity War Easter Eggs to see what she found.