Guardians of the Galaxy helmer James Gunn has long held that with the plethora of references, gags, and cameos he’s shoved into Vol. 1 and 2 of his MCU entries, the first film still maintains a huge easter egg waiting to be found. Until, perhaps, now.
According to Uproxx, YouTuber Second Son has explained an extremely detailed theory behind what they believe is the last remaining easter egg in the film — and it has to do with the Collector and, surprise, Galactus.
In the aptly named video “The Last Big Easter Egg in GotG Vol. 1,” Second Son gets deep on some space lore that even diehard Marvel fans might have missed:
Second Son shows us “the Sentience of the Universe” when the Collector shows the Guardians the Power Stone’s abilities, which hints at all sorts of cosmic gobbledegook leading up to the explorer Galan of the planet Taa becoming an egg that is reborn as the Fantastic Four’s Galactus. If you need a moment to recover, we don’t blame you.
But just look at this screengrab:
Yikes, that’s a face. Not a happy face. And, potentially, a planet-eating face that is the last well-laid piece of groundwork in Gunn’s Marvel debut. What do you think?