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  • Ten years in the making, Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of all of Marvel's

  • awesome efforts on the big screen, marking the end of many thingsand very likely

  • the beginning of even more things.

  • And even though Infinity War is pretty focused on the here and now rather than the deeper

  • secrets hidden within the pages of Marvel Comics, this movie didn't disappoint True

  • Believers.

  • In fact, its many true-to-comics scenes and unexpected callbacks stole the show.

  • Here's a spoiler-filled look at a few of the Easter eggs you may have missed in Avengers:

  • Infinity War.

  • And one more time, in case you missed it: massive spoilers ahead.

  • "Mantis! Look out!"

  • The Mark L

  • Tony Stark is probably a few hundred armors deep when it comes to his comics counterpart,

  • but in the MCU, he's just reached armor number 50: the Mark L. This time around, he's dropped

  • the complicated suit-up gantry, the fancy suitcase, and even the legion of armors that

  • can just fly around and protect him from his enemies.

  • Tony's newest armor, which he wears in a small box on his chest, is all about portability

  • and convenience, and it's pulled directly from a couple of comics sources.

  • Iron Man's S.K.I.N. armor debuted in 2001, and was mostly housed in a small, self-contained

  • unit that could release a simple, liquefied form of his suit around his whole body instantly.

  • Later, Iron Man's Bleeding Edge armor would do something similar, except it formed a complete

  • suit of armorand it was housed in the hollows of Tony's bones, rather than in an

  • oversized locket.

  • Kind of gross, but anything to not have to wear gaudy, glowing jewelry, right?

  • A few extra legs

  • We've been seeing previews of Spider-Man in his fancy new "Iron Spider" armor for months

  • now, after he'd first rejected it at the end of Spider-Man Homecoming.

  • It's not too far into the movie before he gets his first feel for the slick new suit,

  • and immediately stows away on the trip to Titan, much to Tony's annoyance.

  • But unless you caught one very specific statue design that was leaked way too early, nobody

  • really expected the suit to sprout a bunch of extra legs and save the day.

  • That is, unless you're familiar with the Iron Spider armor in the comics, which has that

  • exact feature.

  • While it initially seemed too outlandish for the big screen, those extra appendages definitely

  • came in handy.

  • And when Iron Man can combine his feet to make one giant rocket-foot, a couple of extra

  • spider-legs isn't really that weird anymore.

  • Stormbreaker

  • Rest in pieces, Mjolnir.

  • It was pretty much inevitable that the guy known for swinging a mystical weapon would

  • end up getting his hands on another one pretty quickly after his iconic hammer was destroyed

  • in Ragnarok.

  • "Hammer?"

  • It was quite unique. It was made from this special metal from the heart of a dying star and

  • when I spun it around really really fast it gave me the ability to fly.

  • You flew a hammer?"

  • Thor's new accessory goes by the name of Stormbreaker.

  • Loyal comics readers, of course, know that name's already been taken by Beta Ray Bill's

  • weapon, marking the second time that the powerful, Thor-like space-horse has been referenced

  • in the MCU.

  • Bill is probably out there in the galaxy somewhere, assuming he wasn't reduced to dust in Thanos'

  • great culling of the universe, anyway, and Stormbreaker is ready for his arrival.

  • Can his first full Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance be too far behind?

  • Fear Itself

  • Speaking of Asgardian allies, Thor seems to have pals everywhere.

  • "Daryl is an average sorta everyday guy, so it works out well."

  • Marvel is once again borrowing parts of their own previously published comics for their

  • blockbuster movies, having previously made significant tweaks to Civil War and Planet

  • Hulk to get them to the big screen.

  • This time, Fear Itself plays a minor role.

  • Sure, in Fear Itself, it was Tony Stark visiting the cosmic dwarves to make weapons for the

  • Avengers to fight the Serpentbut the general idea is the same: Thor visits the dwarf Eitri

  • to get a new, Thanos-smashing weapon, for better or worse.

  • Mostly worse.

  • A tour of the galaxy

  • Nidavellir and Vormir aren't just really confusing crossword puzzle

  • answers, they're actual places in the Marvel Comics universe.

  • The Asgardian arm of Marvel is pretty much just a wild riff on actual Norse mythology

  • with slightly more preposterous muscles, so Nidavellir has real sources in actual historical

  • documents dating back to the year 1270, which place it as the home of the dwarves.

  • No big questions there; Marvel just uses it pretty much like they found it.

  • Vormir, on the other hand, has never been that important in Marvel continuity.

  • In the comics, it's the home of a bunch of 16-foot tall, dragon-like aliens who feed

  • on planets.

  • When Thanos and Gamora arrive there in Infinity War looking for the Soul Stone, there aren't

  • any dragons to be found.

  • There really isn't much of anything.

  • The significance ends there; it's just a pearl buried deep, deep in Avengers lore.

  • But what they did find on Vormir is even more surprising than what they didn't…

  • Return of the Skull

  • In a move almost nobody saw coming, First Avenger villain Red Skull re-appeared in the

  • MCU as the cosmic guardian of the Soul Stone, having paid the ultimate price for his search

  • for cosmic power.

  • He's never actually referred to as Red Skull, but he speaks of his quest for the Stones

  • and how it led him to his imprisonment on Vormir.

  • Also, he has a red skull.

  • It's pretty obvious.

  • Fans familiar with Thanos' comic book quest to make the physical embodiment of Death fall

  • in love with him probably also noticed the similarities between Red Skull's new all-black,

  • ghoulish form and Marvel's personification of Death.

  • It's a great twist on Thanos' comic relationships, and seeing it play out like this here pretty

  • much guarantees we'll never have to see a Thanos/Death makeout scene.

  • Everyone wins.

  • Cut to ribbons

  • Thanos' deal is generally much more about destruction than creation, but that doesn't

  • mean he's not one heck of a creative guy, defusing situations by turning laser blasts

  • into bubbles and building giant altars to girls who don't like him.

  • In an effort to show off for Death during Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos turns Nebula into

  • an unraveling ribbon, and his own brother Starfox into a disjointed stack of blocks.

  • The details are a little different in the movie, but he does the same thing to Mantis

  • and Drax on Knowwhere.

  • The sentiment is there, however: Thanos is powerful, weird, and ready to turn anyone

  • into crafting materials at a moment's notice.

  • Morgan Stark

  • When you're a superhero, there's a 95 percent chance that your relatives will either be

  • other superheroes or villains that you'll one day have to face.

  • Even when you're apparently adopted, like Tony Stark, your secret brothers and cousins

  • will come along and derail your life.

  • Such is the case with Morgan Stark, Tony's rarely-mentioned cousin.

  • Morgan is an occasional hassle to Tony, a guy involved in mob business who sometimes

  • attempts to take over Stark Industries with his super-team, the Stockpile.

  • And like Iron Man, he throws on a high-tech costume, but calls himself Brass.

  • When you name yourself after the metal that tubas are made from, you're already off to

  • a pretty crappy start.

  • So, while it seems like Tony doesn't even really have any extended family to worry about

  • in the MCU, it's just a little alarming that Tony wants to name his unborn kid Morgan.

  • It's just a little like Batman naming his kid "Joker."

  • Don't do it.

  • Cauldron of the Cosmos

  • Doctor Strange introduced audiences to an array of what the mystical side of the MCU

  • might have to offer: living capes, the Eye of Agamotto, and the Wand of Watoomb are among

  • the treasures housed in the New York Sanctum.

  • Infinity War also confirms the presence of the Cauldron of the Cosmos:

  • "He can destroy life on a scale hitherto undreamt of?"

  • "Did you seriously just say 'hitherto undreamt of?'"

  • "Are you seriously leaning on the Cauldron of the Cosmos?"

  • "Is that what that is?"

  • The cauldron is basically Dr. Strange's time TV, allowing him to see into whatever era

  • he wants to muck around in.

  • In Marvel Team-Up #112, he uses it to check out a scene 20,000 years in the past, so it

  • doesn't really seem to have any limits.

  • Why he keeps it as a decoration in his stairwell is anyone's guess, but he's obviously not

  • happy when Tony Stark uses it to lean on.

  • And while it's not 100 percent confirmed, those bright red magical ropes that Dr. Strange

  • was using to restrain Thanos on Titan sure looked like the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak,

  • one of Strange's most iconic incantations.

  • Nevernude

  • Infinity War was directed by the Russo brothers, whose previous credits include directing multiple

  • episodes of the cult hit comedy show Arrested Development.

  • The bros hid one of Arrested Development's iconic vehicles, the stair car, in the airport

  • battle scene in Civil War.

  • They're back again with the Easter eggs, this time dropping one of the show's actual characters

  • into the Collector's assemblage of treasures.

  • It's a weirdly complicated reference, but if you check out the Collector's cases just

  • as the scene begins, you'll spot a bald, blue man in cutoff shorts lounging in the background.

  • Look familiar?

  • "You haven't auditioned yet?"

  • "Oh no, no, no I'm not in the group yet.

  • I'm afraid I just blue myself."

  • It's absolutely ridiculous, but we can see why the Collector would want him for his collection.

  • He's one of a kind.

  • Stan the Man

  • We're still not completely sure if Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee is the MCU's mailman,

  • security guard, cosmic watcher, or whatbut we do know that in the case of Infinity

  • War, he's a bus driver for a bunch of punk kids.

  • The film gets Stan's cameo out of the way super early, just as Peter Parker's senses

  • get all tingly about the approaching donut of doom.

  • A Marvel-ous ending

  • Infinity War skips the mid-credits scene, pretty much because there's nothing left to

  • say after Thanos does his Thanos thing and turns half of the universe's living creatures

  • into frosted flakes.

  • But in the film's post-credits scene, Nick Fury puts out a last-second SOS to a mysterious

  • person who'll definitely have a huge role in the Avengers sequel.

  • It may not be obvious to anyone who isn't up on their superhero iconography, but it's

  • a teaser for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, scheduled for a 2019 release date.

  • Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a pilot who gets incredible abilities.

  • We're talking Thor levels of power, or maybe more.

  • No wonder MODOK develops a massive crush on her.

  • Also, can we finally get MODOK in the MCU, please?

  • "Tis some kind of that is a very big head!"

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