Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer and director James Gunn reveals he cut the scene that had the most Easter eggs. Gunn had a lot of fun with comic book fans everywhere when he made the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, especially when it came to including nods and Easter eggs to characters and artifacts from the comics. Most notably, The Collector’s (Benicio del Toro) showroom wound up being a treasure trove of Easter eggs for fans to spend their time freeze-framing and picking through, with appearances from both Cosmo the Spacedog and Adam Warlock’s cocoon.
There’s been a lot of talk, understandably because of that, amongst the fans about what connections or Easter eggs to other Marvel films and comics they might be able to see in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While Gunn, who’s serving as both the sole writer and director on the film this time around, has remained adamant that the movie would have little to no connections or lead-ins to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
That doesn’t mean, though, that there still won’t be plenty of easter eggs and comic book nods for fans to try to spot throughout the film. In fact, while recently speaking with Collider, Gunn revealed that there was originally going to be a scene on Earth with Peter Quill’s grandfather that had more Easter eggs in it than the scene with The Collector in the first film did. However, the scene ended up being cut from the final version of the film:
“Unfortunately we had a sort of terrible cutting — one of our scenes we cut was with Grandpa Quill on earth, and we had a lot of Easter Eggs in that scene. As much as we had in the collector’s museum, probably more.”
It’s strange to think of what exactly the character of Grandpa Quill might have been like, if he would have been in a situation where he would have even more Marvel Easter eggs around him than a character like The Collector did. Then again, not much is all that known about the Earth side of things in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with all of the trailers and TV spots up until this point taking place almost entirely in space and on new planets.
But even if Gunn did end up cutting the most Easter egg-heavy scene in the film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will almost certainly still have its fair share of Easter eggs for comic book fans to notice. Especially since early reactions and Gunn’s comments have pegged the film with having a record-breaking total of five end credits scenes, even if most of them are said to just be funny comic gags to round out the movie. Fans can still keep their fingers crossed, though, for this Easter egg-filled scene to be included on the film’s Blu-ray release, a couple of months after Guardians hits theaters in a few weeks. In the meantime, they can take some time to try to find that secret Easter egg from Guardians of the Galaxy that’s still gone unnoticed, which Gunn has had quite a bit of fun teasing fans with over the past few years.