ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Now, there aren't too many parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe left which haven't been combed through, delved into and dwelt upon for enough hours to prize out their most precious Easter-egg-y secrets. From Iron Man all the way through to this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron, intrepid fans have waded into the hours of MCU footage available to us, and found in it countless references, ranging from the ultra-obscure to the blindingly obvious.

Some hidden gems, though, stay beneath the surface longer than others - and others still hide in plain sight.

Like, for instance:

The Disney Reference Cap's Been Pointing to All Along

Or, rather, that his very pointing has been hiding from us, right in front of our noses.

Y'see, as an insightful Imgur-er recently pointed out, Cap's not just guiding those Cop's in that there moment...

Or, rather:

Cap's Pointing is a Direct Reference to Disney

Specifically, to what is known as 'The Disney Point.'

Which, for anyone who's never come across the term before, is (as described by Urban Dictionary) a long-standing Disneyland rule under which:

"[Disney] Cast Members must point using two fingers or their whole hand, as its rude to point with one finger. When pointing with one finger a guest may think that the Cast Member is pointing at him/her."

But Why Is Cap Doing It?

Well, bear in mind that when The Avengers came out in 2012, Marvel had only been owned by Disney for a little under three years - meaning the acquisition of Marvel and its heroes will still have been very much fresh in the minds of everyone working on the movie.

So, when Cap's pointing off to the side with two fingers like that?

It seems he may well be intentionally channeling a quintessential piece of Disney imagery...

Or, y'know, that's just how Chris Evans likes to point...

What do you think, though?

via Reddit


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