The elusive Guardians of the Galaxy final Easter egg may have been found and it may be tied to Loki (Tom Hiddleston). When Marvel decided to launch a space opera franchise built around unknown characters, many were skeptical. But the James Gunn project blew all expectations away and has soon become another popular installment in the MCU -- not to mention a great performer at the box office.
Given that the Guardians franchise is mainly set in the cosmic corner of the MCU, it is no surprise that it has a lot of tie-ins with Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) own movie series. The first Guardians film was filled with references and callbacks from the God of Thunder's own mythos with Thor: The Dark World's end credit scene directed by Gunn himself.
In a brand new video released by ScreenCrush, the outlet has declared that they may have found the last remaining Easter egg from the first Guardians film. The theory involves the deep history between the Celestials obliterating planets they deem are no longer needed and the destructive vision of a place that looks like a lot like Asgard.
As the video notes, while the unknown planet was being destroyed by the Power Stone, the face of the man groaning in pain was projected on another sphere screen by the Collector (Benicio del Toro). Interestingly, this man's face wound up looking similar to the Frost Giants. As such, the clip theorizes that this man could be Laufey, Loki's biological dad. You can check the full video above.
This might not be the last Easter egg that fans have been scouring for in the last several years, but the possibility is indeed an intriguing one. This only goes to show how intricately these Marvel movies are made, especially when it comes to tying all the films together in unexpected ways.
Thor and the Guardians' connection to one another will be fully fleshed out in next year's Avengers: Infinity War. We know from D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con exclusive sizzle reel that it is the Asgardian who will bring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Kraglin (Sean Gunn) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) into the thick of Earth's Mightiest Heroes' scuffle with mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his children, the Black Order. Whether or not a deeper connection is made, however, remains to be seen.
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019