Towards the end of last year, when Guardians of the Galaxy was making its way on to Blu-ray and DVD, writer/director James Gunn teased us all. While fans had spent months searching his movie for inside jokes and Easter eggs, the filmmaker revealed that there was one very special thing he included that nobody has found. With the Marvel fanbase put on high alert like that, you’d think that the internet would have found the answer by now – but apparently that’s not the case.
Gunn was sharing some behind-the-scenes trivia on his Facebook page this weekend, and it was while answering a fan’s question that he addressed the subject of Easter eggs. Asked if every Guardians of the Galaxy hint and nod had been found, the director replied,
They have not all been found. No one has found the big one, really. Maybe once someone came close.
By now, fans have gone over every frame of Guardians of the Galaxy, so it’s almost impossible to believe that nobody has found "the big one." That being said, James Gunn definitely deserves a lot of credit for stuffing the Marvel film with tons of references to the comics. Some of them were more obvious, like Howard The Duck hanging out in The Collector’s museum before the end credits scene:
But then there are the little elements that were a bit harder to find. Gunn posted this to his Instagram last year, turning fans’ attention towards the paneling on the side of the temple on Morag where Peter Quill finds the orb. This one had to be pointed out to fans, but apparently it’s still not the most secretive Easter Egg in the movie.
It is possible that somebody has found James Gunn’s "big" Easter egg, but that nobody has brought the discovery to his attention yet. Of course, that in and of itself is kind of hard to believe, seeing as the filmmaker is constantly interacting with fans and followers on social media and addressing their questions and finds.
Do you think that the big Guardians of the Galaxy Easter egg is still lingering out in the world, or do you think it’s possible that James Gunn is just pulling our collective leg at this point?