Black Panther 2 viewers spot hidden Ant-Man and Thor Easter eggs
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released in cinemas on Friday and fans have already noticed some hidden Marvel Easter eggs.
The highly anticipated sequel follows the 2018 hit Black Panther, which saw Chadwick Boseman star as T'Challa.
Boseman tragically died in August 2020 following a four-year battle with colon cancer, so the follow-up movie is an emotional tribute to the star which sees Letitia Wright in the lead role of Shuri, along with Angela Bassett, who plays her mother, Ramonda.
It’s hardly surprising that the sequel to such an incredible film is already getting its own great reviews, with the film already racking up a ‘Fresh’ 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as people calling on the monumental Marvel film to be recognised by the Academy Awards.
But within the film, eagle-eyed viewers have also spotted a few fleeting Easter eggs of other Marvel characters outside of the immediate Wakanda Forever cast.
In fact, both Ant-Man and Thor were referenced in the movie, with the former featuring in a cameo during a news bulletin sequence from Anderson Cooper, whom you might recognise as a CNN news anchor when you switch on the news in real life.
During the news broadcast in the movie, the news ticker casually name-drops Ant-Man/Scott Lang, played by none other than Paul Rudd, and the memoir his character is launching, which is thought to be featured in the upcoming 2023 movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quintumnia.
And as for our second Easter egg, New Asgard, the home of Thor’s beloved Asgardians, is also name-dropped in the movie.
And, of course, cinema-goers have quickly flocked to social media to share their thoughts on the references in the movie, with one Twitter user sharing that the references made her emotional.
Alexa said: “I watched Black Panther: Wakanda Forever again today. The audience reactions sucked. But that didn’t take away from the fact that I still am blown away by this film.
“For the third time around, I noticed a lot more of the Easter eggs and parallels. Cried yet again in the silence.”
Meanwhile, Lee Edwards added: “#WakandaForever is a beautiful triumph. The actors blend grace, vulnerability, and honesty rarely seen in an MCU movie. There’s plenty of action, jokes, and story for the casual viewer along with Easter eggs. A top-five MCU movie, easy.”
“#BlackPanther #WakandaForever is worth your time and attention,” Ra Nerdsworth wrote. “The greatest beauty is in the cultural details woven into the plot and design. After you watch it, look into the depth of the easter eggs.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now available to watch in cinemas everywhere.
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