Best Easter Eggs in The Marvels

Jasmine Valentine
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It’s time to hunt through a Marvel movie to try and spot as many references to the past, present, and future of the MCU. Here are our best Easter eggs featured in The Marvels.

Bringing 3 female hero titans together for the first time, The Marvels picks up storylines for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani).

The film’s official synopsis reads “Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. However, unintended consequences see her shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with two other superheroes to form the Marvels.”

While references to Captain Marvel, Wandavision, and Ms. Marvel are almost a given, what else can fans pick up on? Here are our best Easter eggs featured in The Marvels. Warning – major spoilers ahead!

Best Easter Eggs in The Marvels

Below is a list of our favorite and best Easter eggs featured in the recent MCU release, The Marvels.

That being said, this list isn’t a be-all-or-end-all roundup of every detail featured in the movie. As any Marvel fan knows, Easter eggs are a gift that keep on giving with every rewatch.

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S.A.B.E.R space station

The SABER space station in The Marvels

When Carol (Larson) and Monica (Parris) first are approached by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to find out more about the strange space frequency, Fury is stationed on the S.A.B.E.R space station.

The station was first seen in a stinger scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home back in 2019, and more recently in TV series Secret Invasion.

Almost everything that features Kamala

Basically, Kamala Khan is a walking Marvel Easter egg, no matter what she is doing or where she is featured.

Her bedroom showed off plenty of Avengers merch from helmets to figurines, and her Captain Marvel t-shirt in The Marvels references the cover of a comic book.

Entanglement

Teyonah Parris, Brie Larson, and Iman Vellani for The Marvels

One of the key Easter eggs in The Marvels is the idea of entanglement. Carol, Kamala, and Monica all swap places each time their powers are used simultaneously. However, the idea of entanglement isn’t exactly a new one.

In original comic book Mar-Vell, the featured Quantum Bands allowed Captain Marvel to swap places with human counterpart Rick Jones, meaning that the notion is ingrained in comic book lore.

Nicknames

Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Monica Rambeau teaming up in The Marvels.

Throughout the events of The Marvels, Carol Danvers is referred to as The Annihilator by Dar-Benn. The Annihilators are a superhero team in the original comics, which includes Kree warlord Ronan the Accuser.

Monica and Kamala also workshop nicknames for her, including Professor Marvel and Supernova. Each is a nice touch on Marvel history gone by, with the mention of Vision being particularly painful.

Marvel movies meet Marvel TV

Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau

It goes without saying that Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel were obvious references for the plot of The Marvels. But the movie also provides the launchpad for Monica explaining to Carol how she now has powers.

Thanks to the events of Wandavision, starring Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Monica now has the ability to “see” power as well as move through it. This is because she fell through the so-called witch hex that Wanda wrapped around the fictional town of Westview, New Jersey.

Valkyrie

Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie

In order to get the Skrull safely out from under the destructive hammer (which was Ronan’s war weapon) of Dar-Benn, Carol turns to an old friend to help relocate them.

Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, has already been seen in Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame, and Thor: Love and Thunder. During The Marvels, she’s heard saying “I’ve been on some unintentional teams” in reference to this. She also used the Bifrost to get to and from Carol’s ship.

Binary

The Marvels also has the Easter egg of Binary, who is a character repeatedly referred to throughout the film. Though we don’t exactly know how Binary manifests in the MCU (though we have a strong idea), there’s a continued link to Marvel in general.

In the original comics, Binary is a duplicate version of Carol Danvers in Earth-616. It is thought that an alternate version of Marie Lambeau (Lashana Lynch) might in fact be the MCU iteration of the character, as hinted at in the post-credits scene.

Movie quotes

Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel

During the fight with Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton) on Aldana, Kamala can be heard saying “Oh captain, my captain” as Carol fights outside the ship. This is a direct reference to a quote from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society.

“Give me some of what they’re having” is also featured in reference to When Harry Met Sally, while Kamala’s call of  “We have our heading” harks back to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean days.

Flerken takeover

Flerkens in The Marvels

In an overload of cuteness, The Marvels Flerken Easter egg is possibly one of the most enjoyable. Bonus points go to the use of ‘Memory’ while the fluffs run amok, which is the most famous song from the musical Cats.

Goose the Flerken – again seen with Carol Danvers – has already had an outing in Captain Marvel, but this time brings a whole legion of aliens aboard the S.A.B.E.R.

Flerkens are an alien entity who take the form of a domestic Earth cat and have featured repeatedly in both the comics and the MCU.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki

If fans listen carefully, the answer is no. Not only is Dar-Benn actress Zawe Ashton married to Loki actor Tom Hiddleston, but she uses one of the lines once used by him.

When confronting Prince Yan with all-out war, Dar-Benn asks him to “kneel” before her. This was a ploy used by Loki back in The Avengers, where he said the same thing to German civilians.

Kate Bishop returns

Will Kate Bishop carry the Hawkeye mantle?

In a pre-credits scene, the return of Hawkeye’s Kate Bishop is the first big Easter egg featured in The Marvels.

After the adventure against Dar-Benn and the Kree is wrapped up, Kamala is inspired to pay Kate a visit in the hopes of teaming up with her.

Though we don’t know what will happen from here, not only does Kate seem receptive of the idea, but Kamala’s plan suggests plenty more younger Marvel heroes will eventually join up too – a.k.a the beginnings of the Young Avengers.

Are the X-Men back?

x-MEN

The biggest Easter egg of the bunch is by far the post-credits hint that the X-Men will be incorporated into the MCU. Monica wakes up in some kind of lab, with a younger version of her mother Maria lying by her bed.

A blue figure asks about their “mysterious visitor,” and Maria says that she seems a little disoriented. Monica asks where she is and what happened. The blue figure turns, and it’s Hank McCoy/Beast – as played by Kelsey Grammar – from the X-Men movies!

Beast hypothesizes that Monica has crossed through a tear in space-time, and states that Charles – meaning Charles Xavier/Professor X – asked for an update. The camera pulls back to reveal an ‘X’ on the giant door that Beast departs through.

On top of these nods to the X mansion, previous film theme songs, Charles, and Beast, parallel Marie’s costume also indicates that she is in fact Binary. Dar-Benn’s X made with the Quantum bands could also be a reference to the team.

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About The Author

Jasmine Valentine is a TV and Movies Writer at Dexerto. She's the go-to source for all things Young Sheldon, as well as many Netflix originals. Jasmine has also written for the likes of Total Film, The Daily Beast, and Radio Times. You can email her here: jasmine.waters@dexerto.com.