Shortly after the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, it appears as though a new Easter Egg has popped up involving the Avengers. Could Earth’s Mightiest Heroes be the next group of Marvel characters to get their own ride at a Disney Theme Park, or could this just be the start of something even bigger?
Slashfilm recently published an analysis from Peter Sciretta, which started with this simple observation of an Avengers logo appearing where it logically shouldn’t (as the Guardians and Avengers franchises have yet to have a meaningful crossover):
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) May 28, 2017
But the rabbit hole goes deeper than that – much, much deeper. While James Gunn expresses hints that this is the start of the Marvel Theme Park Universe (and that it totally isn’t related to the MCU in spite of using the same cast and crew – totally), Sciretta has chosen to go deeper. At the opening ceremony for the ride, it was overlooked that S.H.I.E.L.D. agents wearing hazmat suits were gathered around the area where the Avengers hatch is currently located – which, curiously, was also protected by security guards wearing the Avengers logo on their uniforms. Scrietta also took note of an earlier statement from one of Disney’s Imagineers as being relevant to the conversation:
“[The Ride] will be the first of a whole new universe in Disney California Adventure. All of this is happening as we speak. As things emerge and as things develop, I’ll be back to tell you about all the things that are going to happen as we go forward and make this really really cool and really wonderful addition to Disney California Adventure.”
Sciretta also notes that there have been multiple rumors of an indoor, digital roller coaster similar in nature to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man over at Universal’s parks in Orlando – leading to his conclusion that we’ll be in for a full-scale Marvel land over at Disney California Adventure in that same area, and that Mission: BREAKOUT! is only the beginning. Whatever this potential expansion will be called, keep in mind that due to the existence of Universal’s own Marvel theme park, don’t expect it to have the Marvel name – a minor legal dispute will mean that Disney can’t call this “Marvel Land” or something to that effect.
10 Cinematic Heroes To Celebrate This Memorial Day
Today, Americans across the country celebrate Memorial Day. Now many just use this day as a means to enjoy the day off by either going to cook outs, or hanging at the nearest beach/amusement park/pool, marking the unofficial start of the summer season for everyone. However, the real meaning behind the Federal Holiday is to take time to remember fallen soldiers who have died in service of our country. For some, it’s a day of remembrance, solemn reflection, and a chance to grieve as well. For everyone across the country, we here at Heroic Hollywood would like to wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day.
We here at Heroic Hollywood, as we live in a world of superheroes and their cinematic film adaptations also see some of these characters as our modern-day myths. While they are not heroic as true soldiers who die in service of their countries, they are heroic in their own right. So in remembrance of today’s holiday, we wanted to take a look at heroes within the various superhero cinematic universes that died heroically in their roles. If there is a celebrated Memorial Day in the DC, Marvel, X-Men, and other cinematic universes, here are a few heroes that would receive the recognition. Click Next to take a look.