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    15 Tiny Marvel Easter Eggs You Probably Never Noticed Before

    How many of these do you actually know about?

    1. The Infinity Gauntlet in Odin’s vault, Thor (2011)


    In the first Thor movie, as Loki summons the Destroyer, the Infinity Gauntlet is seen hiding in the back of Odin’s weapons vault. Although the Gauntlet is super important throughout phase four of the MCU, its relation to Odin is never expanded upon.

    2. The Human Torch costume at the Stark Expo, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)


    When Bucky and Steve enter the Stark Expo in Captain America: The First Avenger, there is a red suit displayed in a glass case. This is the original costume for non-MCU Marvel character The Human Torch, who was also played by Chris Evans.

    3. The Arrested Development Bluth family staircase car, Captain America: Civil War (2016)


    During the airport fight scene in Captain America: Civil War, the Bluth family stair car from Arrested Development can be spotted behind Ant-Man. The Russo brothers directed the pilot episode of the sitcom, and were feeling a little nostalgic.

    4. Bruce Banner: Science Pioneer, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)


    In Peter’s classroom, there are images of “science pioneers” on the wall, one of whom happens to be fellow hero, Bruce Banner. At the time of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter has yet to meet him.

    5. The Pan-African Flag, Black Panther (2018)

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    When Okoye, T’Challa, and Nakia stand above the casino floor in Black Panther, their outfits and positioning mimic the colors of Pan-African flag.

    6. Black Widow’s arrow necklace, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)


    As Natasha runs through the street in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, she wears an arrow necklace. This is a subtle reference to the romantic relationship her character, Black Widow, shared in the comics with Hawkeye.

    7. Howard the Duck, multiple films


    The original comic book character made his comeback in the ending scene of the first volume of Guardians of the Galaxy. He also appeared later in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Endgame.

    8. The Ten Rings, multiple films


    The logo of the terrorist group from Iron Man known as The Ten Rings is eerily similar to the logo for the Iron Man 3 terrorist, The Mandarin. The logo appears again as a tattoo in Ant-Man (on the right, above) seemingly indicating that the group is still active.

    9. The Chessmen, Iron Man (2008)


    Obadiah Stane (Obie) is seen playing chess in Iron Man, which references the group he sent to attack Iron Man in the comics called the Chessmen.

    10. President Ellis, Iron Man 3 (2013)

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    The character President Ellis is most likely a nod to Warren Ellis, author of comic book Iron Man: Extremis, from which the plot for Iron Man 3 was inspired.

    11. The return of J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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    In the post-credit scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, actor J.K. Simmons, who played journalist J. Jonah Jameson in the original Spider-Man films, reprised his role to deliver a breaking news report.

    12. Howard Stark’s Cap comics, Iron Man 2 (2010)


    When Tony struggles to find the answer to his father’s legacy in Iron Man 2, he comes across a trunk full of information, which includes original Captain America comic books.

    13. Real-life Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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    At the very end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, as Peter makes his way through the halls, we can see a girl who, with her black web skirt and pink backpack, slightly resembles Gwen Stacy, who was last seen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

    14. The original Hulk Lou Ferrigno cameo, The Incredible Hulk (2008)

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    The main man of the '70s TV show Hulk makes a cameo as a security guard in The Incredible Hulk.

    15. And Hawkeye’s son is named after Quicksilver, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)


    The end scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron shows Hawkeye’s newborn son wearing a onesie with his name, Nathaniel Pietro Barton. This is a nod to Quicksilver, who’s human name is Pietro (Peter) Maximoff, because in an earlier scene he sacrificed himself to save Hawkeye’s life.

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