To celebrate the season of egg-dyeing and bonnet-wearing, we decided to pull together all of our favorite movie Easter Eggs for your holiday enjoyment. Here's hoping the Easter Bunny brings you a Sumatran Rat Monkey in your basket.
I Am Legend
This Easter Egg that lit a spark of hope among comic-book fans. After New York city has all but been destroyed by the vampire/zombie plague. The camera takes a tour through the isolated city, and catches a few alternate future ads, like this Batman Versus Superman poster. Sadly, it was just a reference to an abortive movie project, which writer Akiva Goldsman had worked on.
ET's Rally In The Galactic Senate
There are hundreds and hundreds of Easter Eggs in the Star Wars prequels. Terminator parts strewn about in Watto's shop, Indiana Jones spotings, Warwick Davis shout outs, and baby Anakin casting a Darth Vader shadow every chance he gets. But I think our absolute favorite is Steven Spielberg's ET cameo in the Galactic Senate. Which you can see in the video.
X2's Mutant Database
When Mystique hacks into Styker's computers she pulls up a bunch of mutant names, which everyone freaked out about until we could do a frame by frame list of each character, and here they are:
Guthrie, Paige (Husk)
Guthrie, Samuel (Cannonball)
Harada, Keniucho (known as The Silver Samurai)
Kane, Garrison (Weapon X)
LeBeau, Remy (Gambit)
Lensherr, Eric M (Magneto)
Maddicks, Artie (Artie)
Madrox, Jamie (Multiple Man)
Mahn, Xi'an Coy (Karma)
Maximoff (2) (Wanda and Pietro, Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver. Names weren't specified)
McTaggart, Kevin (Proteus)
Moonstar, Danielle (Moonstar)
Munroe, Ororo (Storm)
On another screen there were a series of folders on the computer's desktop. These folders listed some well-known individuals or places from the X-Men universe, including:
Omega Red (Russian mutant super soldier)
Muir Island (Scottish mutant research facility)
Project Wideawake (Codename for Sentinel project)
Franklin Richards (Son of Fantastic Four's Reed Richards and Sue Storm, born a mutant)
Cerebro (Mutant tracking device created by Professor Xavier and Magneto)
Pixar's Pizza Planet Delivery Truck
As much as we love all the self-referential Pixar references in each beautiful film they create from the Finding Nemo dolls, Rex Monsters and A113 references, I'm always excited to see the Pizza Planet Delivery Truck from Toy Story make a cameo, because it's in almost every single film. Plus we kind of want to go there. Slashfilm has a truly excellent compilation of Pixar Easter Eggs.
Stan Lee Cameos
Where would be we be without Stan Lee? Here are his cameos in every Marvel movie so far.
The club that Indiana Jones jumps out of in Temple of Doom is none other than Obi-Wan's swingin' pad, where "anything goes."
We'd be wrong not to mention the King of Easter Eggs, JJ Abrams. Probably his most notorious one, which surfaced in a blatant and big way in his Star Trek film is his favorite drink, Slusho. But if one Star Trek Egg isn't enough for you, here's an entire list we drummed up after our 1,000 viewing.