Stan Lee has become such a fixture of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that it’s difficult to imagine a Marvel Studios film without the comic book titan making a winking appearance. But now it seems we’re coming to the end of an era. Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo revealed that Lee’s last onscreen cameo will be in the final film of the Infinity saga.
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Another week, another Black Mirror: Bandersnatch “secret ending” revealed. The Black Mirror choose-your-own-adventure movie has so many endings that viewers need a flowchart to navigate it, but now, we may need a bigger flowchart. While last week we learned that there was a Black Mirror secret ending that follows Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) as he pulls out his finished “Bandersnatch” game and experiences some unpleasant noises, a new ending has been unveiled by one of Netflix’s social media accounts. Back into the rabbit hole, it is.
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“There are scenes that some people just will never see and we had to make sure that we were OK with that,” Black Mirror: Bandersnatch director David Slade said in a recent interview. Netflix’s interactive “choose your own adventure movie” experience provides a litany of options for viewers – so many, in fact, that Slade also explained that they shot a scene even the filmmakers can’t access. (What? How!?)
If you’ve played around with Bandersnatch, you’ve probably discovered at least a few of its many endings (read about the major ones in our spoiler review). But now a special Bandersnatch secret ending has been discovered, and in typical Black Mirror fashion, there’s more to it than initially meets the eye. Read all about it below.
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Love or hate the big twist at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can’t deny that J.K. Rowling is a master of foreshadowing, even if it’s planting Easter eggs that no one will discover until two years later. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald twist involving Credence (Ezra Miller) was one that no one saw coming — except for perhaps a few internet sleuths who dug through Rowling’s personal website and found a clue hinting at said twist all the way back in 2016.
Spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald follow.
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Bird Box is Netflix’s latest sensation, purportedly becoming the streaming giant’s best-performing original film ever. So it doesn’t need any reality show stars to up its profile — the movie already stars acting heavyweights Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, and Trevante Rhodes. But in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance, Nev Schulman, host of the MTV series Catfish, makes a surprise appearance in the apocalyptic horror film. While this Bird Box cameo may have come about by accident, it provides a great Easter egg for fans of both Bird Box and the MTV reality show Catfish.
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Based on the splash that Aquaman made at the box office this weekend, you probably got a chance to see this movie about a fish-man and his epic undersea adventures and get your senses assaulted by a tidal wave of lavish visual imagery So you’d be forgiven for missing a few Aquaman Easter eggs along the way. Unless, that is, you’re Edgar Wright.
The Baby Driver director has an Aquaman Easter Egg dedicated just to him by James Wan, who gamely took on a bet with Wright two years ago involving a campy mid-’60s puppet series named Stingray. The only problem is that Wright didn’t bet money with Wan — he bet an Oscar statuette. So he’s going to get his hands on one of those first.
Some spoilers for Aquaman below.
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Nearly every single film adaptation of a Marvel Comics property features a cameo by the recently departed comic creator Stan Lee. Even though Lee is no longer with us, his legacy lives on thanks to his work in comics, but he also his handful of appearances left to be revealed in upcoming Marvel movies, including this week’s new animated Spider-Man movie.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already features multiple Spider-People, but in addition, eagle-eyed fans might notice multiple Stan Lee cameos popping up all around New York City. And that’s not a spoiler, because you’re going to have to pause the movie at home in order to catch all of the various Stan Lee appearances in the background of this vibrant animated movie.
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We’re quickly approaching the end of the year, and Searching, the thrilling mystery that unfolds across computer screens, remains one of my favorite films of 2018. If you missed the movie during its theatrical run, you have the opportunity to catch it now because it’s just arrived on home video.
To celebrate its release, Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new Searching easter egg video that points us to even more references, nods, and clues about the villain that were hidden in plain sight. Plus, a separate video has surfaced that reveals one of the movie’s most random easter eggs: an alien invasion taking place in the background. Did you spot any of these the first time around? Read More »
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David Gordon Green‘s Halloween broke box office records this past weekend, making it the biggest opening in history for a slasher movie. Michael Myers is back, baby – and speaking of babies, there’s one specific moment in the film involving an infant child that’s dripping with so much suspense that it practically forces audiences to hold their breath.
During a recent interview, Green explained Myers’ decision in that moment, and he also revealed a surprising Halloween easter egg: star Jamie Lee Curtis, who returned to play Laurie Strode, also plays another role in the film – and it’s not who you might think. Read More »
Searching, this year’s innovative and electrifying thriller that takes place entirely on computer screens, is coming to home video next month. It’s full of twists and hinges on a big mystery, and one of the bonus features reveals that the film’s ending is spelled out in exact detail for all to see in John Cho‘s character’s e-mail inbox – assuming, of course, that you’re quick enough to read it. Take a look at the Searching easter egg that spoils its own ending. Read More »