All The Easter Eggs You May Have Missed In ‘Avengers 2′
Though Joss Whedon recently said not to expect many Avengers 2 easter eggs, there are still some things in Age of Ultron that eagle-eyed Marvel fans will notice if they're paying attention. We've compiled a list of all the easter eggs we noticed after our second screening of the film. Is there anything you noticed that we missed? Drop it in the comments below and we'll continue to add and update this article!
Spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron ahead!
- The band playing in Captain America’s dream is named The Roy Thomas Band. Roy Thomas is a one-time Marvel Editor-in-Chief who is credited with creating Ultron back in Avengers #58 (1968).
- After J.A.R.V.I.S. is uploaded into the Vision’s body, Tony Stark needs a new A.I. to power his armor. Before settling on F.R.I.D.A.Y. (a nod to His Girl Friday), one of the names seen on the data cards is Jocasta. In the comics, Jocasta was a female robot created by Ultron (with the consciousness of Janet Van Dyne, The Wasp) as a mate.
- Kevin Feige recently said that in every Phase 2 movie, a character’s arm/hand is removed; a nod to Empire Strikes Back, when Vader slices off Luke Skywalker’s hand with a lightsaber. This continues in Avengers 2 when Ultron “accidentally” rips the arm off Ulysses Klaue.
- In the film, the Hulkbuster armor is codenamed “Veronica” a reference to the Archie comics. Joss Whedon explains: “You know, I just decided to call it Veronica because [Banner] used to be in love with a girl named Betty and Veronica is the opposite of that.”
- The removal of Klaue’s arm also sets him up to reapear as Klaw, the main villain in the Black Panther movie. In the comics, Klaw’s arm hand was replaced with a sonic emitter that could create any kind of object or creature using sound.
- Hawkeye and his wife name their new baby boy after Black Widow and Quicksilver. His name is Nathaniel (after Natasha) Pietro (after Quicksilver) Barton.
- Vision swoops in to save Scarlet Witch who is stranded on the floating Sokovia moments before it collapses. He flies off with her in his arms as she looks at him fondly, hinting at their future romance.
- Actor Aaron Himelstein, who played a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent intimidated by Rumlow in Captain America: Winter Soldier, returns as one of the new agents on Fury’s helicarrier.
- In the Sokovian church, Ultron speaks to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch wearing a red hood, a nod to his first appearance in the comics as The Crimson Cowl.
- Ultron says at one point, “Invaders become Avengers,” a reference to the first Marvel superhero team, The Invaders, who were a precursor to The Avengers in the 1940s with a lineup that included Captain America, Human Torch and Namor.
- Dr. Helen Cho in the comics is the mother of Amadeus Cho, a super-genius teenager who is considered to be the “seventh most intelligent person in the world.” In the film, Dr. Cho was possessed by the Mind Stone, a possible explanation for the genius of her son.