Apparently putting his money where his Egg isn’t during a Facebook Q&A session, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has offered $100,000 if there isn’t a huge Easter Egg that nobody has pointed out yet. Setting aside the difficulty in proving a negative, the wager is an interesting one as it would seem to eventually force the director to point out the heretofore hidden nugget.
Gunn has been teasing unnoticed Easter Eggs for years now. During an interview with ComicBook.com a few years ago, the issue was brought up and he affirmed there was plenty in there that no one seems to have noticed yet:
CB.com: Are there any Easter eggs left that fans haven’t spotted yet? I feel like I’ve seen about a thousand posts about them all.
Gunn: Yeah, there’s definitely some things that people haven’t seen. There’s definitely one really big thing that people haven’t seen, but they may never see it — we’ll see.
So, with a teaser like that, it’s not unusual that the question comes up again when confronted by fans. Such is the case with the Facebook Q&A:
To which the director replied:
Another questioner countered:
Resulting in the director’s $100k wager:
So, really, signed contract or not, the only way to collect on that is to prove it doesn’t exist…and the only way to do that is to have Gunn either admit there isn’t one, or tell what it is. That does seem to back the director into a bit of a corner.
And even if it didn’t, you do know what happens to real Easter Eggs after too long, right? It does get to the point that no one wants them (and they get a little smelly…the metaphor fall apart a bit there…). It is unclear what the value in that would be. (That doesn’t mean I don’t want to know what it is though!) It’s likely it is something he wouldn’t want to point out for fear of it venturing into spoiler territory for a future MCU films.
But still…$100,000…even if it is to prove that something is NOT there…somehow…might just be yet another excuse to give the movie another dozen viewings…
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