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Now, with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron still days away (depending on where you are in the world), there's obviously a whole lot of time in which to have a whole lot of things spoiled for you.

This article won't be doing that.

Instead, this is a look at some of the smaller, more Easter-eggy details in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and how to spot them when you watch it. You'll find anything actually Spoiler-ish has been covered by a spoiler-protector, and everything visible is, hopefully, vague enough to leave the full enjoyment of the movie moment intact.

So, unless you're inclined to go into the movie knowing as little about it as possible - in which case, now is definitely the time to take a week off the internet - read on for:

10 (Subtle) Things to Watch Out for in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Starting with:

10. Watch Out for an Old Friend From The Avengers' Big Finish

Though not the one you're probably expecting...

You'll spot it pretty much as soon as Iron Man heads inside for the first time and...this is one you aren't going to miss...

9. There's a Lot More Banksy in the Movie Than You'd Think

Watch out in the background in Sokovia for what looks very much like the artist's take on a certain superhero...

And, of course, for Tony Stark's pretty straightforward reference to the artist...

8. Stan Lee Gets (Possibly) His Best Cameo Yet

OK, so it's a crowded field, but even so - this one's up there with the best of 'em.

Bonus old school Marvel Easter egg - listen out for what Stan-the-Man slurs as he leaves the screen...

7. Keep an Eye Out for the Crimson Cowl

Otherwise known as the guise Ultron adopted in his very first appearance...

Which works similarly here, as you can spot a visual reference to it during his first meeting with the Twins...

6. Joss Whedon Gets All Literary

There's more than one reference in the movie that'll please any fans of great literature in the crowd...

Or, for that matter, anyone who's sat through an incredibly long Eugene O'Neill play...

5. Watch Out for the Firefly Reference

Just remember: "Burn the land, and boil the sea - you can't take the sky from me..."

Unless, of course, you're Ultron - "People have looked to the sky and seen hope. Iā€™ll take that from them first."

4. Meet Veronica

And when you do, think about which famous Veronica she might be referencing...

My favorite options: Archie comics' very-much-not-Betty Veronica, hinting at Bruce's love of Betty Ross, and Marvel comics' Veronica Benning, who once helped Tony Stark regain the use of his hand. Hint hint.

3. The Evolution of Vision's Costume

Don't like Vision's costume all that much to start off with? Don't worry about it too much...

It gradually - and hilariously - changes, getting more-and-more like the comics as it goes.

2. The Moment You Can Tell Civil War Is Totally Going to Happen

There're arguably a fair few - but there's one particular look on Cap's face that tells you a whole lot about what to expect next summer...

Watch out for it when he first gets a chance to meet the Scarlet Witch on friendlier terms...

And, finally:

1. The Film's Greatest Twist Isn't Even Really a Twist

But it sure is sweet, though. So much so, in fact, that you really don't want to know anything about it in advance.

Trust me, though - you'll know it when you see it...

What do you think, though?

via WhatCulture

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