ByLiam Dixon, writer at
I used to make chicken for a living, now I'm a full time nerd.
Liam Dixon

Being a series that is meant to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you can expect a lot of Easter Eggs in Marvel's Daredevil. From Gladiator's costume to various Jessica Jones references, there was a lot to pick up on in the second season of Daredevil. That said there was one Easter Egg that has not been spoken about that connects Daredevil to several Marvel movies.

The Star Wars Homage

Throughout Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, every movie paid homage to The Empire Strikes Back, and by that I mean a character got their hand or arm chopped off.

  • Iron Man 3 - Tony Stark cuts off Aldrich Killian's forearm.
  • Thor: The Dark World - Loki cuts off Thor's hand in an illusion to trick Malekith.
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Bucky Barnes has his arm removed.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Gamora cuts both of Groot's arms off on Xandar. Later, Nebula cuts her own bionic hand off to flee from the Battle of Xandar.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - Ultron cuts off Ulysses Klaue's arm.
  • Ant-Man - Yellowjacket's right arm is the first part of him to shrink before he implodes.
Need a hand there Thor?
Need a hand there Thor?

Jessica Jones (the series that started Phase 3?) added to the list by having Kilgrave sever the hand of his father and shove it in a blender. While many believed Jessica Jones to be the end of Phase 2, Ant-Man was actually confirmed to be the movie that rounded off Phase 2. So will we see this continue? It looks like it as Daredevil Season 2 has added to this already huge list:

An Irish mob gangster is seen lying in a coffin with his hand blown off

So both Jessica Jones and Daredevil have continued this trend into Phase 3, but will it continue throughout the movies? Turns out it will.

As previously confirmed in the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Bucky Barnes will lose his metallic arm at some point in the film. While we have no idea how or why this happens, we do know it keeps this trend alive.

This pattern of Easter Eggs will become a hobby of mine, and could become the new Stan Lee cameo. Instead of trying to find Stan Lee, we will try and notice the Star Wars reference.


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