The Top 5 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Easter Eggs YOU DEFINITELY MISSED
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is already primed to be one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, holding its own against other classics such as The Avengers, Iron Fellowe and That One Episode Of SHIELD. It’s also one of Marvel’s most easter egg-filled movies, filled to the brim with so many in-jokes, goofs, gags, references, rilly-rallys, crossovers, croissants, nods, references and easter eggs that its practically a SECULAR EASTER JAMBOREE! We’ve put together a list of the TOP FIVE EASTER EGGS YOU MOST DEFINITELY MISSED.
1 — Crossovers One of the hallmarks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are the crossovers. Marvel Films has woven an incredibly intricate cinematic tapestry of heroes, villains and Garry Shandlings across their films and television series and you never know who’s going to show up for a fun STAN-MEO*! The Winter Soldier takes this to a whole new level, including subtle references and crossovers to films you might not even know were part of the MCU at all!
Did you blink and miss THESE quick crossovers?
2 — Steve Rogers’ unshakeable cocaine addiction. While it may be subtle, in most scenes in the film the all-American hero can be seen shaking violently, wretching, and repeating his catch phrase “I need cocaine, dear sweet god I need cocaine.” There is also this telling bit of dialog:
NICK FURY SHIELD has been compromised.
STEVE ROGERS WHERE’S THE FUCKING COKE, FURY?
NICK FURY There are more important things than—
*ROGERS throws his SHIELD at Nick Fury’s throat.*
STEVE ROGERS YOU GOD DAMN ANIMAL!
Clever character work? Sly set-up for Avengers: Age of Coketron? Who knows! Either way, it’s got me a’hankerin’ for some of the ol’ David Byrne Dancin’ Powder.
3 — Cap’s To-Do List
One of the funniest moments in the film is the brief glimpse of Cap’s cultural To-Do List. It’s a blink and you’ll miss it moment, so for all you assholes that blinked, here it is:
Murder (Fun?) Brown-Eyed Girl That Video Where Sean Connery Says Its Okay To Beat A Woman A Man With A Lobster Head Cop Rock Ben Affleck Batman?!? Satanism (A+) Calvin & Knobs (XXX) Back to the Future (LOLOLOLOLOL) People That Are Jerks About You Liking The US Office Better ASCII Art Boobies Martin Short (Ever funny?) Black Chicks Raditude Manimal
4 — The Wallflowers Bucky sure did look like the fourth guy in the Wallflowers, right? I mean, come on, that HAD to be intentional, right? It can’t JUST be me. All of America spent this last weekend thinking “God damn, who does Bucky look like? I mean…was it somebody I saw on Warped Tour? Uhm.” America collective tapped its wives, “Honey, who’s that guy look like?”
“America, we TALKED about this, please stop talking during movies, you know I hate it.”
“Yeah, but he looks like—The Wallflowers! The fourth guy in the Wallflowers! The one that’s not Bob Dylan’s weird looking kid, but that other dude. I wanna say his name was…fuck, it was the 90s, it was probably like Chuck or Todd or Evan or something.”
“I’m leaving you.”
5 — Nick Fury’s Tombstone
At the end of the film, Nick Fury’s tombstone is adorned not with his catchphrase, “SWEET CHRISTMAS!,” but with the fictional bible verse Samuel L. Jackson recites in Pulp Fiction. If you saw the film outside of America, however, the bible verse was changed to a more local reference, most of which had nothing to do with Quentin Tarantino.
South Korea “Dude straight up fucked his Mom and was totally chill with it.” —Oldboy, Sc. 92 Ln. 17
Ireland “Joshua Tree is now available for only $9.99 on the iTunes store.” —Bono
Sweden “Bork Bork Bork” —Bjork
Germany “Hail Hydra” —The Red Skull
Canada “He now flies as an angel, the top angel, perhaps one could say he’s on an…Alpha Flight…………………can we do a movie now? You’ve let Thor have TWO!” —Alpha Flight
*As per the incredibly shrewd language in Stan Lee’s executive producer contract: “Any cameo appearance by an actor, living or dead, in a Marvel Films Production must be referred to as a STAN-MEO, regardless of whether heretofore mentioned actor is FATHER OF COMICZ™ Staniel Lee.”
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