The Time Variance Authority in the Disney+ series Loki has a weird vibe going on. Yes, it has a familiar bureaucratic feel, but it still feels a little bit off and out of this reality (which, it is). The show creators intentionally made the TVA feel this way, and used obvious and tiny touches to create its odd ambiance.
One of those small touches is Mobius’ (Owen Wilson) favorite drink: Josta soda. Josta was a real product from the ‘90s, and it had a tumultuous, short-lived life in our reality. Mobius, however, is a diehard fan — could his predilection for it tells us something about him? Read on for the true history of Josta, as well as a speculative take on why Mobius likes it so much. Read More »
This week, Netflix revealed a first look at its highly anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman comics — kind of. Rather, we saw a behind-the-scenes preview given by none other than Gaiman himself, who toured the U.K.-based Shepperton Studios where the fantasy-horror series is being made. And in that behind-the-scenes video, Gaiman was introduced to all sorts of props and pieces of concept art as he explored the set.
But were there any Easter eggs or details we could glean from the short behind-the-scenes video? More than you think.
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The first episode of Marvel’s new Loki series is available now on Disney+. The series wastes no time tossing us into the thick of the new agency known as the Time Variance Authority, throwing a lot of information around about “The Sacred Timeline” and variants and multiverse wars. But there are almost surely some hidden details and Easter eggs you missed in the first episode, titled “Glorious Purpose.” Don’t worry: we’ve handpicked the most intriguing, fascinating, and cool Loki Easter eggs to highlight here. (You know, so you can look smart in front of your friends when you watch!) Read More »
Warner Bros. released a second Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer earlier today, and you know what that means: it’s time for us to comb through it for easter eggs, references, callbacks, and everything else you may have missed on first watch.
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The first trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy arrived over the weekend, and there were plenty of fun background details to notice. After all, the film is set in the “Warner 3000 Server-verse,” which contains all of the characters from Warner Bros. movies and TV shows. But there are a lot of them to keep track of, so the studio released a little Easter egg hunt video to point out some of the details you might have missed.
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Wonder Woman 1984 is now available on HBO Max, and the film has reportedly broken records for the streaming service since its release on Christmas Day. Whether you liked the movie or not, it certainly took some big swings, and I suspect we’ll be debating about how many of those swings actually connected for some time – especially since we’re all starved for big-budget blockbusters in this pandemic era. But as that debate rages on, let’s take a second to look at one of the movie’s small touches that you might have missed.
Did you spot the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Wonder Woman 1984 Easter egg that provides a small narrative link back to the first movie? Find out what it is below.
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Pixar films are always chock full of Easter eggs — whether in reference to their own films, or upholding a long tradition of making nods to director Lee Unkrich’s favorite film, The Shining — but Toy Story 4 has a unique setting that allowed the team to fill the film to the brim with Easter eggs. Much of the action in Toy Story 4 takes place in an antiques store, which production designer Bob Pauley had to populate with thousands of items. Luckily, Pixar has 33 years worth of objects on archive to fill out Second Chance Antiques. Read on to learn about the Toy Story 4 Easter eggs to everything from Pixar films like Coco and The Incredibles, to the requisite Shining nod, to a possible reference to the video game Kingdom Hearts.
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This weekend sees the release of Brightburn (and it’s pretty good!), the story of a couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) who raises a baby boy after he mysteriously crash lands from the sky in their backyard. As the child grows up, he starts exhibiting incredible strength and other unbelievable abilities. However, this isn’t a Superman origin story that creates a hero to save the world. This is a twisted take on the superhero mythos where the kid heads down a dark path and chooses to use his powers for evil.
Brightburn is directed by David Yarovesky, but it’s produced by Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn, and written by his brother and cousin Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that there are a couple of Easter eggs that seem to connect the movie to one of James Gunn’s other superhero movies.
But in order to discuss it, we have to dive into some spoilers for the movie, so you’ve been warned. Read More »
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens on May 31, and soon we’ll be able to see everything that Disneyland has been working on to bring guests into a galaxy far, far away. But before then, some new photos from inside the park have been revealed, and they show off how detailed the park expansion is, including a bunch of cool Easter eggs for Star Wars fans. See some of the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Easter eggs below. Read More »
The Marvel Cinematic Universe just got shaken up by the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, which dropped the major reveal that the MCU is just one of many alternate realities. This concept is not new to readers of Marvel Comics, who have become familiar with the concept of other Earths — mostly since Marvel uses it as leeway to create as many “alternate” titles as possible.
But the Marvel multiverse is entirely new to the MCU, which until now, had operated under the assumption that there was only one reality. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes had only recently discovered that they were not alone in the universe! But with the establishment of alternate realities, Spider-Man: Far From Home just opened up the door to infinite possibilities — or did it? It may turn out that the upcoming Spider-Man movie wasn’t the first to introduce the concept of the Marvel multiverse to the MCU after all.
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