Many fans remain to be on the hunt for the big easter egg in Guardians of the Galaxy, and one such fan brought his theory up with the cast of the film at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest. First, the fan began by asking if Gunn was in attendance, so official confirmation could be had, but unfortunately he was not. The fan proceeded with his theory regardless.
“When Star-Lord is trying to sell the cosmic cube, the infinity stone, there’s the Ankh symbol, the symbol of the Brotherhood of the Ankh created by the In-Betweener in the comic books, which was the balance between the opposing entities the Lord Chaos and Master Order.”
Rooker, in particular, seemed amazed by what the fan had memorized, and after a brief silence, Rooker said: “Yeah, then what happens?” After the room laughed, the fan continued:
“Well, it obviously sets up for the Infinity War story.” Rooker quickly replies: “Yeah, so what?” The fan then says: “I was wondering if that was possibly the easter egg?” Rooker finishes by saying: ” You think so huh? Good thinking. Next!”
So while the theory is probably bunked, the various theories arising from the big easter egg hunt are certainly really interesting. Granted, we won’t know until Gunn himself speaks on this latest theory. Gunn had recently made a bet with one fan should the easter egg not exist at all: “Tainin Moores if there is no Easter egg I will give you a hundred thousand dollars – copy this post – I will consider it a legally binding contract – signed, James Gunn.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters May 5, 2017.