There’s been some confusion lately as to what is spread secretly throughout Marvel’s latest film – Avengers: Age of Ultron. There is the ending and the credits scene, some hidden secrets and possible Easter Eggs, and a lot of other stuff. There’s even a review written by a nine-year-old. Still, there are the deeply hidden Marvel secrets and here are 14 Easter Eggs that you really need to look for.
As should be expected with this list, there are SPOILERS for Avengers: Age of Ultron in this Easter Eggs list composed from Slash Film and simply by watching the film.
1.) The voices of the members of Tony Stark’s Iron Legion all belong to James Spader, the voice of Ultron. Over time, their voice goes from being overly robotic to being more Ultron as the master machine takes full control.
2.) Ultron meets the Maximoff twins while he’s draped in a red cloak/scarf. This is tribute to the alter ego of Ultron in the Marvel comics – The Crimson Cowl.
3.) Dr. Helen Cho has appeared in Marvel Comics before, but not often. She is the late mother of Amadeus Cho, a teenage super-genius who was friends with Hulk and Hercules.
4.) During Stan Lee’s cameo, he is hanging out with actual World War II veterans. Some state that they may have been old war buddies with Steve Rogers.
5.) While at Avengers Tower, the camera pans by a statue erected in New York City. That statue is a tribute to all emergency personnel who were the first responders during the “Battle of New York” in The Avengers.
6.) When Scarlet Witch gives Captain America his flashback vision, the band in the USO dance hall is the Rob Thomas Players. Rob Thomas is the comic book genius who succeeded Stan Lee as the main writer and editor for a number of Marvel comics such as “Avengers.” Thomas is also responsible for creating Ultron and Vision.
7.) Yes, the Hulkbuster armor is nicknamed “Veronica” which is a reference to “Archie” Comics. Veronica was the rival of Betty in those comics, and Hulk actually used to have a love interest named Betty Ross.
8.) During the failed attempts at Bruce Banner and Black Widow trying to be romantic, the song “I Can’t Get Started” plays time and time again. It’s a song that details frustrated attempts to get a romance going.
9.) Speaking of romance, when Vision rescues Scarlet Witch from the floating city, they slow down and exchange a deep look. Marvel Comics’ fans may remember that they were a couple and even married at one point.
10.) Yes, the dude who was helping Nick Fury in the helicarrier was the same guy that stood up to Brock Rumlow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Fury honors his loyal employees.
11.) After Jarvis becomes Vision, Tony Stark implants the new FRIDAY software into his Iron Man armor. While scanning some plug-ins, one was labeled “Jocasta” who was the android bride of Ultron in the comics and later became an Avenger.
12.) Not only did Ulyesses Klaw have his arm cut off which will bring on the claw, but it’s also the continued Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back reference that is in every Phase Two movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
13.) In the comics, Vision is able to intangibly take his hands/arms into the bodies of his enemies and disrupt their heart. It appears as if he does that to the Ultron drones in the final battle, but he merely reaches into them and disables them or rips them apart.
14.) In case you blinked and missed it, Black Widow gets a text at Hawkeye’s newborn and there is the baby’s name written – Nathaniel Pietro Barton. Not only is Nathaniel a male version of Natasha, but Pietro is the name of the fallen Quicksilver, who died saving Hawkeye.
There you have it. Some more Easter Eggs for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the movie has only been out a week domestically. There’s a good chance that Marvel has even more hidden secrets somewhere in there.
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