Everybody loves a good Easter Egg – both the kind you decorate, hide, then eat and the kind that artists, directors and musicians include in their various works of art for dedicated fans to find. Going way back to 2000 when the X-Men DVD came out, fans were treated to a brief introduction of Spider-Man in the special features section.  That was just the first of many eggs to come.

When Iron Man came out, many sharp-eyed fans were quick to point out Captain America’s shield laying on Tony Stark’s work table; Ol’ Cap was then glimpsed  frozen in an iceberg in a deleted opening scene from The Incredible Hulk. Just recently Michael Bay inserted a hidden video of himself talking about Unicron in the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray; Bay even put a Terminator reference in TF2 with the words “T-1000” branded onto a destroyed robot’s arm.

Well, J.J. Abrams is continuing the Easter Egg trend with the help of ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) and thanks to the keen eyes at Gizmodo, everybody’s favorite little Star Wars droid can be spotted floating through space in a scene from this summer’s sci-fi hit reboot, Star Trek. Take a look at the picture:

Click the image to view a high resolution shot at Gizmodo.

Just like Gary Coleman, R2D2 must need the work because ILM is always trying to include him in just about every movie they work on, including the previously mentioned Transformer 2, which you can see here at Gizmodo.  With a good list of sci-fi movies in the pipleline for ILM, such as Avatar, Iron Man 2, The Last Airbender, Star Trek 2, two Harry Potter films and an unknown film called Interstellar, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of our white little droid buddy making his Stan Lee-type cameos.

If you want to find more movie Easter Eggs, then check out eeggs.com. They have plenty to look at and find. Have you seen R2D2 in any other films besides these and where do you think he will pop up next?

Star Trek comes out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow November 17th, 2009.

Source: Film School Rejects