The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Easter Egg That Even the Biggest Marvel Fans Missed
The Avengers: Endgame script just revealed a huge easter egg that even the most diehard Marvel fans missed. It is only a matter of time before Beta Ray Bill joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fan-favorite character has been rumored to be joining the MCU for years, though the closest thing we’ve seen so far is a statue of him in Thor: Ragnarok. While Marvel has yet to confirm Beta Ray Bill’s future, the superhero was referenced in Avengers: Endgame with an Easter Egg that most fans completely missed.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ Easter Egg that most Marvel fans missed
During the big-time heist in Endgame, we got to watch the 2014 version of Nebula fighting on an unnamed planet. But a newly released script revealed exactly where Nebula was throwing down.
According to We Got This Covered, the Avengers: Endgame script mentions that Nebula is duking it out on a planet called the Korbinite home world. This is a clear reference to Beta Ray Bill, who calls the planet his home.
Unfortunately, Beta Ray Bill does not appear in the film. The reference proves yet again that Marvel writers are thinking about the superhero. It also gives fans hope that Beta Ray Bill will eventually join the MCU in a future project.
So, what does Marvel think about the character joining the ranks as the MCU heads into Phase 4?
Marvel dishes on Beta Ray Bill
In a recent interview, Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo was asked about introducing Beta Ray Bill to the MCU and why the character has not had a cameo.
In response, Russo admitted that they have had a lot of discussions about bringing Beta Ray Bill on board. The only reason they have not is that they have yet to figure out how he fits into the larger narrative.
“Beta Ray Bill has been discussed many times. He was one of my favorite characters as a kid, but it’s just, really, functionally, where does he fit?” Russo shared.
Russo added that there were simply too many characters in Avengers: Endgame to be introducing anyone new to the scene. He also wants to make sure Beta Ray Bill has a story that matters and telling that in one film was not on the table.
Thankfully, it sounds like Marvel is seriously considering adding Beta Ray Bill at some point, it is just a matter of when. Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as Thor in the upcoming film, Thor: Love and Thunder, so there is a chance that Beta Ray Bill is introduced then.
After all, we will be seeing Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) wield Mjolnir as the new Thor, so why not throw some competition her way in the form of Beta Ray Bill?
Fans notice this big ‘Avengers: Endgame’ error
Beta Ray Bill aside, fans have been pouring over Endgame since its release and are picking it apart scene by scene. With the movie dealing with time travel in a big way, continuity issues were bound to arise.
But fans have noticed a few other plot errors along the way that have nothing to do with the time travel element.
One of the Avengers: Endgame errors fans discovered has to do with Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) largest goon, Cull Obsidian. The character is shown fighting in the movie’s final battle scene when he gets hit by Captain America’s (Chris Evans) hammer.
But shortly thereafter, he appears landing blows against Drax and Korg. This continuity issue likely happened on the editing floor, and fans are pretty forgiving considering everything that was going on in the battle.
This villain was cut from ‘Endgame’
There were a lot of things Marvel wanted to include in the final battle in Endgame that did not make it out of the concept stage.
While many past villains appeared in the fight, the studio originally wanted to insert the Frost Giants into the fray. The main villains from the original Thor film almost came back in a big way in Avengers: Endgame, though they were later cut for an unknown reason.
It would have been great to see the Frost Giants return, but they would probably have been little more than cannon fodder in the big battle. Either way, the concept art for the characters is pretty slick, and the call back would have been a nice little Easter Egg.
The next movie in Marvel’s lineup is Black Widow, which is set to open in theaters this May.
Fans can now stream Avengers: Endgame on Disney+.