There’s a STAR WARS Easter Egg in Every Marvel Phase Two Movie
Marvel president Kevin Feige is a huge Star Wars fan. I mean, who isn’t, right? But when you’re Kevin Feige, and you have the power to do what he does, then it’s kind of awesome. So, Feige decided to give tribute to the George Lucas film by putting a Star Wars Easter Egg in every Marvel phase two movie.
“So is this a spoiler for Ant-Man… not really. I’m obsessed with Star Wars. Who’s not? I’m 40 years old. I’m in the movie business. I went to USC. So I’m obsessed with Star Wars – and it didn’t start out as intentional, but it became intentional, including that beat that you referenced. It sort of happens in every Star Wars movie, but I was sort of looking at it, ‘Okay, is Phase Two our Empire Strikes Back?’ Not really, but tonally things are a little different. Somebody gets their arm cut off in every Phase Two movie. Every single one.”
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Iron Man 3 – Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian gets his arm cut off by Tony when he’s “heating up” Iron Man’s suit at the end of the film.
Thor: The Dark World – Thor gets his arm cut off by Loki, only it turns out it was simply a trick of Loki’s devised to distract Malekith.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – In a flashback, we see that Bucky had his arm cut off when he fell from the train in The First Avenger.
Guardians of the Galaxy – During the fight/chase in the city at the beginning of the film, Gamora chops Groot’s arm off.