Bet You Didn’t Know About These 10 Marvel Movie Easter Eggs

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The Easter Egg has existed in digital media since the 70s, when programmers coded their own names into the later stages of popular video games. But the Marvel movie franchise has turned it into an art form all its own. Marvel fans have learned to watch the screen like a hawk until the last credits fade to black. Here are the Top 10 Marvel Movie Easter Eggs spotted by some sharp-eyed fanatics lately. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss ‘em!

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Iron Man: Tony Stark’s Ringtone

As Rhodey chases down a UFO, he gets a phone call from Tony Stark, whose ringtone is the 1966 Iron Man cartoon theme song.
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Iron Man 2: Collectible Captain America Comic Book

As Stark sifts through his father’s belongings, a first edition copy of a Captain America comic book is in among the personal effects and important papers.
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Iron Man 3: A.I.M. Easter Egg

Aldrich Killian’s company in the movie is called Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) which, in the comic book series, is a villainous terrorist organization created and supported by HYDRA.
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Iron Man: Roxxon Corporation Reference

During the climactic fight with Iron Monger, a neon sign atop a nearby building advertises the Roxxon Corporation, the company behind the untimely deaths of Tony Stark’s parents.
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Captain America: The First Avenger

Johann Schmidt knows he’s on the trail of the Tesseract at the beginning of the movie when he passes a giant mural depicting the World Tree, a means of traveling to distant places left behind by the Tesseract’s ancient ancestors, known as the Asgardians.
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The Avengers: Shawarma Palace

The Shawarma Palace is a small restaurant in New York City where the Avengers assembled for a welcome and hearty meal after winning the decisive Battle of New York.
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Thor: ‘Journey Into Mystery’ Billboard

In Thor, a billboard is briefly glimpsed with the slogan “Land Of Enchantment – Journey Into Mystery” – an Easter Egg nod to the title of the first Thor comic book.
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Captain America Punches Hitler

This scene in the movie recreates the very first cover for the Captain America comic book series.
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Lou Ferrigno Cameo In The Incredible Hulk

Lou Ferrigno plays a security guard in a scene from The Incredible Hulk. Younger fans may not remember the bodybuilding champ played the role on TV long before CGI was invented.
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Iron Man 2: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Map

When Tony Stark meets Nick Fury at the end of Iron Man 2, a map in the background shows the position of all the superheroes in the world. Did Iron Man find it on Google? Keep your eyes peeled…
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