Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has already positioned itself as one of the favorites within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just a few days before its release. James Gunn sure knew how to give great closure to each of the characters in the story and an admired culmination to the trilogy. And no, we’re not crying, we got one last adventure of the team led by Star-Lord in our eyes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3: All the Easter Eggs You Didn’t See
Director James Gunnn’s third installment is a great visual journey that, in case you didn’t notice, makes references to pop culture, even religion, and of course, as is classic Marvel, there was no shortage of connections to the films of the different phases.
Kevin Bacon and the Future of the Guardians
In the last post-credits scene we can see Peter’s grandfather reading the newspaper while having breakfast, this one has the headline “Alien Abduction: Kevin Bacon Tells All!”, which is a reference to Peter’s favorite actor, who was abducted by Drax and Mantis in the Christmas special.
In another of the post-credits scenes, we get to see a bit about the future of the Guardians; after a brief jump through time, a new lineup of Guardians is seen consisting of Rocket, Groot, Kraglin, Cosmo, Adam Warlock, and one of the young alien girls that the team rescues during the film.
This girl would be key to the story, fans theorize that she could be Phyla-Vell, a character from the comics, who debuted in 2004 and has had close ties to characters from the Guardians and is the daughter of Captain Marvel.
The Glimpse of Knowhere
We got a great nod to Knowhere, the Guardians’ base of operations. At one point, we can see some of the characters hanging a sign written in a strange language, but it’s clearly a replica of the movie’s logo. Likewise, there is a neon sign, hanging in a bar in Nowhere that is the image of a strangely shaped leg. Fans theorize that it could be a reference to the prosthetic leg that Rocket stole and gave to Quill in the first film.
Howard the Duck
Inside the film, there is a cameo by Howard the Duck, an anthropomorphic duck who fought alongside the Avengers in Endgame. Now we know he lives in Knowhere, and if you’re a Ninja Turtles fan, he surely reminded you of Bebop and Rocksteady.
2001: A Space Odyssey
If you are a big movie fan, you surely saw the wink of one of Stanley Kubrick’s most beloved movies, 2001: A Space Odyssey, since the space suits that the team uses are very similar to those of this film, even the colors.
On several occasions, James Gunn has revealed that he likes to integrate biblical references in his films, in fact, the character of Groot is inspired by the story of Jesus. In the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy story, there is a clear reference to Noah’s Ark, when the heroes rescue all the animals that were subjected to experiments by the High Evolutionary.
How many easter eggs did you notice in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
Story written in Spanish by Kate Nateras in Cultura Colectiva