The original Guardians of the Galaxy is infamous for its last remaining easter egg, a secret hidden so deep that no one has even found it three years later. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not without its secrets either, but there's a really solid chance this one slipped by you amongst the bright colors and adorable tree babies. It turns out that Marvel Studios broke the fourth wall for the first time ever, and they did it right in the first few minutes of the sequel.
When Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 begins, the Guardians are preparing to battle an interdimensional monster. While Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, and Rocket battle the creature, Baby Groot dances to "Mr. Blue Sky" in a delightful sequence. At one point towards the end of the segment, Groot is riding on top on a rat-like creature. He gets thrown off and goes rolling toward the screen, where he actually collides with the camera, which is punctuated with a "dink!" The action even causes the camera to jerk off course. It's a small moment that's pretty easily missed when there's so much going on in the background.
The fourth wall break was spotted by Movie Pilot and it's the first time that Marvel has ever acknowledged that these adventures are actually movies. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 can pull something like this off because it's a silly movie and it's not a huge moment that draws your focus (it's not like Groot turns to the camera and goes "eeeh, it's a living."). It's just a fun little James Gunn-ian quirk.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was a lot of firsts for Marvel Studios. It's the first film to use the RED's 8K camera and it's the first Disney movie to ever be released on 4K Ultra HD. The sequel also utilizes a record breaking amount of CGI cells to create the full scope of Ego the Living Planet.
If you'd like to see the fourth wall break for yourself, then watch the clip from the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The actual moment takes place at the 2:41 mark, in case you've gotten enough of dancing Baby Groot for one lifetime.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently out on Blu-ray, Digital HD, and 4K Ultra HD right now. To learn about all the upcoming movies making their way to the theaters over the next couple of months, make sure to check out our 2017 movie release schedule.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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