Like all Marvel Studios movies, when “Thor” arrives in theaters this weekend it will bring along a heap of cameos and other Easter Eggs for fans attuned to the greater Marvel cinematic universe.
In the video below, I call out five things to look out for when you head to the theaters this weekend. Give it a look before you get your “Thor” on, and let me know what you find!
Got all that? I’ve posted a quick breakdown below, just in case you missed anything.
ODIN’S VAULT: Early in the movie, we get a peek inside Odin’s vault of treasures from around Asgard and beyond. Some early rumors had one of the items pegged as the Eye of Agamotto, the magic amulet used by Doctor Strange. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently shot down that rumor, but said there are definitely a few items comic fans will recognize in the vault — as well as an empty spot where something very important should be.
DONALD BLAKE: After Thor arrives on Earth, Natalie Portman’s character gives him a shirt worn by one of her exes: Donald Blake. Comic fans know this was Thor’s human alter ego when the character was created, and director Kenneth Branagh has told us that Donald Blake is a character who could play a big role in a potential sequel.
HAWKEYE: The cat was out of the bag a while ago as far as Jeremy Renner’s debut as Hawkeye in the film, but just in case you missed the news, be sure to keep an eye out for the archer who targets Thor at one point in the film.
HULKING OUT: In a clear nod to everyone’s favorite green goliath, Stellan Skarsgard’s character, Dr. Selvig, makes a reference to a brilliant scientist who was a genius with gamma radiation. According to the doctor, S.H.I.E.L.D. made the scientist disappear – so not only do we get a reference to Hulk, but we also determine that Thor is set after the events of the 2008 film.
STAN THE MAN: And finally, what would a Marvel movie be without a cameo from Stan Lee? The co-creator of Thor along with Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby, Stan makes an appearance as a truck driver who tries – unsuccessfully – to drag away Thor’s magic hammer, Mjolnir.
So there you have it – five things to make sure you look out for in Thor. I’m sure there’s a lot more packed in there, so make sure to let me know in the comment section or on Twitter what other cool cameos, call-outs, and Easter Eggs you find in “Thor.”