For years, James Gunn has talked about a particular Easter egg in Guardians of the Galaxy that is nearly impossible to find. It's so impossible to find, in fact, that it's been nearly three full years and still hasn't been discovered. It's been a source of frustration for some fans, and this new piece of info is probably not going to be welcomed by them: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features its very own extremely obscure, hard-to-find Easter egg.
James Gunn was recently in London, and The Independent had the opportunity to ask him about the ultra secret Easter egg he put in his first Marvel Studios movie. The filmmaker was directly asked if fans should be on the lookout for yet another one of these difficult mysteries. Gunn didn't exactly go into detail on the matter, and instead replied with a nod and a one word answer: "Yes."
The first Guardians of the Galaxy is loaded up with references to not only Marvel Comics, but also James Gunn's own past work. Around the time of the film's Blu-ray/DVD release in late 2014, the filmmaker revealed that there was one particular Easter egg that nobody had found - and while there have been many guesses over the years, nobody has found it. Gunn has stopped answering specific questions about the hidden element on social media, and has instead said that he definitely won't reveal it himself until "a while" after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
In the piece from the Independent, James Gunn notes that people have come close to discovering the special Easter egg in Guardians of the Galaxy, and that he thinks it won't be too long until the answer is revealed. Said the filmmaker,
I am not going to [reveal anything], but people have gotten very close. So, I don't think it will be very long until it comes out.
Audiences will be able to start Easter egg hunting when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrives in theaters on May 5th - though the real work will probably start when the film hits home video later this year when frame-by-frame analysis is possible. You can be sure that we here at CinemaBlend will be happily diving into all of the blockbuster's details in the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned.