ByCormack Witts, writer at Creators.co
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We all know Marvel likes to hide little secrets and cameos in their films, but sometimes they can be a little too hidden for most fans to spot. Here are 10 of the most obscure, well-hidden in the Cinematic Universe.

5. Journey Into Mystery

Despite being only the third entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (2011) was jam-packed full of Easter Eggs. One of the coolest, and the one arguably most unheard of, is a reference to the first comic book Thor ever appeared in, Journey Into Mystery. These famous words can be spotted on a billboard on Earth just before Thor's climactic battle with the Destroyer. This is easily one of Marvel's finest Easter Eggs, and shows just how much they trust in their fans' ability to spot them.

Funnily enough, this was first spotted in a trailer by viewers with a keen eye for Easter Eggs! 'Thor' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Funnily enough, this was first spotted in a trailer by viewers with a keen eye for Easter Eggs! 'Thor' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

4. Fin Fang Foom

Another very well-hidden Easter Egg, the comic book dragon Fin Fang Foom got his first movie cameo on a poster in Iron Man (2008), as Stark flies around in his suit for the first time. While the character itself is very obscure — especially for the casual viewer — it is a cool Easter Egg nonetheless.

See that poster in the top left? While hard to make out, that's definitely Fin Fang Foom.
See that poster in the top left? While hard to make out, that's definitely Fin Fang Foom.

3. The Grandmaster

This Easter Egg (or cameo, I guess) comes in the form of an end credits "scene." Why the quotation marks? Well, it's not really a scene. At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 there are various end credits scenes, but between them there are small circles with characters dancing inside them. One of these characters is Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster, a character featuring in the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, but who is yet to appear in a movie yet. Very cool.

You can spot Goldblum's jolly old face at the very end of the credits, if you remember to pay attention that long. 'Thor: Ragnarok' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
You can spot Goldblum's jolly old face at the very end of the credits, if you remember to pay attention that long. 'Thor: Ragnarok' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

2. Carl Creel, The Absorbing Man

Straying from the movies for a moment, we come to an Easter Egg featured across two of Marvel's TV shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil. In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we get a TV version of Absorbing Man from the comics. While this in itself is kinda cool, we later get a reference to the same character, Carl Creel, on a sign in Daredevil. However, the sign is shown in a flashback scene to several years earlier, so we should assume it's either a very young Absorbing Man or possibly his father. Nevertheless, it's good to see Marvel providing links between its shows.

Probably best he doesn't call himself Absorbing Man. 'Daredevil' [Credit: Netflix]
Probably best he doesn't call himself Absorbing Man. 'Daredevil' [Credit: Netflix]

1. Erik Selvig's Blackboard

Throughout all of Marvel's movies, I don't think there has been an Easter Egg quite as full of information as this one. With references to various Marvel creators (Chris Yost, Craig Kyle), Man-Thing (and the Nexus of All Realities), and the Nine Realms, this scene is full of juicy references for comic book fans.

Erik Selvig is a bigger Marvel nerd than most Marvel nerds. 'Thor' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
Erik Selvig is a bigger Marvel nerd than most Marvel nerds. 'Thor' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

And that's it! Those are, in my opinion, five of the most hidden Easter Eggs and secrets throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If there are any important things you think I missed, do let me know. Otherwise, go have fun hunting!

Which of these Easter Eggs did you not know prior to reading this article?

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