Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are likely on the edge of their seats with anticipation by now leading up to the theatrical release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from returning writer-director James Gunn – who reportedly has hidden another Easter egg in the new movie for his most dedicated viewers to search for. Ahead of the film’s commercial debut early next month, there has been a plethora of information regarding the forthcoming Phase 3 MCU movie — most notably including the fact that Gunn will return to direct the sequel as part of a planned trilogy.
Thus far, fans of the franchise have been teased with a behind-the-scenes featurette teasing what’s soon to come in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 proper, and lead actor Chris Pratt already has plans to renew his contract with Marvel Studios to ensure he maintains his place in the MCU moving forward. By the sound of things, everything is coming together in a big way for Gunn and co.– including positive early reviews from preview screenings — and the latest word has something in store that diehard fans will want to look out for in particular.
According to The Independent, Gunn was fairly open about the status of a hidden Easter egg from the first film that he claims fans have yet to discover in full, and has sneakily confirmed the inclusion of another hidden in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Declining to comment any further on the nature of his latest cinematic treasure hunt, Gunn did elaborate on how close fans have come to discovering what the Easter egg in the first film might be, stating:
“I am not going to [reveal anything], but people have gotten very close. So, I don’t think it will be very long until it comes out.”
Those in the know are no doubt well aware of the fact that Marvel Studios is prone to littering their films with sly references, winks, and nods to the history of Marvel Comics, and Gunn is perhaps the most devilish when it comes to hiding them in plain sight. In due time, perhaps the first Easter egg will make itself known, and the one held within Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will draw the full attention of the director’s most avid viewers.
Gunn, Pratt, and the rest of the cast will more likely than not draw quite the crowd when the new movie sees theatrical release at the end of next week, and with any luck fans won’t be disappointed with what Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has to offer. Furthermore, it will be exciting to see the search for another hidden Easter egg posited with care by Gunn for moviegoers to keep an eye out for on subsequent viewings.