The most popular Marvel movie Easter eggs seem to be those that recreate memorable comic book moments on the big screen. Whether it be the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the multitude of Marvel films from other studios that have hit theaters over the years, each Marvel movie takes time to pay homage to the comics that inspired them.
Not every notable panel from the decades of Marvel Comics publishing history is suitable for the silver screen - and there are plenty of differences between Marvel films and the comics. Although some comic book scenes fit perfectly into the movies, Marvel still has to alter continuity to condense decades-long stories. In some rare cases, Marvel has even changed their comic book characters to match their movie counterparts.
But on occasion, the movies perfectly mirror the page.
In Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker has a crisis of faith and declares himself “Spider-Man No More!” Parker ditches his costume in an alley garbage can and perfectly recreates a panel from the Amazing Spider-Man #50.
It features a similar storyline in which Parker abandons - and then reclaims - his superhero identity.341Nailed it?
One of the most memorable moments from Captain America: Civil War was taken directly from the pages of Marvel Comics. The scene in which Cap boldly holds his shield up against the full force of Iron Man’s repulsor blasts comes from the cover of Civil War #7.
It was the final issue of one of Marvel’s most infamous comic events.311Nailed it?
Few characters are remembered for a single moment as definitively as Skurge is in 1985's Thor #362. To protect the forces of Asgard, he stands "alone at Gjallerbru" and bravely sacrifices himself for his home.
In Thor: Ragnarok, Skurge's circumstances do not mirror his comic book counterpart's exactly, but the way he stands up against his enemies is noticeably similar.301Nailed it?
In 1941, Captain America made his debut with Captain America Comics #1. The cover of the comic book - which was released shortly before the US officially entered WWII - features Steve Rogers punching the Führer.
The visual - though not the circumstances - was recreated in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger during Cap's time as a USO entertainer.282Nailed it?