All of the Easter Eggs and References in Captain America: Civil War

Monday, 09 May 2016 - 1:34PM
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Captain America: Civil War
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Monday, 09 May 2016 - 1:34PM
All of the Easter Eggs and References in Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War is out, and while it may not have been a direct adaptation of the comics of the same name, it was still chock-full of comics references and Easter eggs. Now, Mr. Sunday Movies is at it again, and has compiled a convenient list of all of the little homages and allusions in Marvel's latest (and one of the greatest):

Spoiler alert!




The events of the movie were only loosely based on the 2006 crossover event, but there were clear parallels, such as the general structure of an ideological conflict over a superhero registration act; Spider-Man's role in the story, his trademark banter, and new costume; and the inciting incident involving Scarlet Witch (although in the comics, it was an accident involving the New Warriors). And then there are the Easter eggs, big and small, such as Ant-Man riding Hawkeye's arrow as he did on the iconic Avengers #223 cover, the mention of the word "Homecoming" as a teaser for Spider-Man's solo film, and the oblique references to the Russos' TV shows, Arrested Development and Community. There were also a couple of fun cameos, including the brief appearance of Joe Russo as a murdered psychiatrist and Stan Lee's obligatory but welcome cameo as a delivery man who calls Iron Man "Tony Stank."

Ant-Man and Hawkeye

Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


The parallels to the comics may also hint at the future of the MCU. When the film ends, Captain America is still alive, but he has given up his shield and seemingly his title. In the comics, he takes up the mantle of Nomad, emphasizing the meaning "man without a country," which means a new and slightly ridiculous costume. It's possible that he will quickly be restored to the Captain America name in Avengers: Infinity War, but it's also possible that he'll be Nomad while someone else takes up the shield, probably Falcon or Winter Soldier.


Captain America: Civil War is now out in theaters.
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