Easter eggs in Marvel movies are almost as much fun as the movies themselves. True to form, there is no shortage of hidden things in Thor: Ragnarok taken straight from the Thor comics, and then some. Not only does the God of Thunder's long history get a ton of nods in the movie, but so does the Emerald Avenger. In fact, one of Hulk's greatest storylines is adapted for this film – despite the fact that his name isn't even on it!
These easter eggs in Thor: Ragnarok are sure to keep you intrigued until the next Marvel release. While some are pretty well known, others are so obscure you might have never heard of them. Beware, there are Hulk-size spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok in this list. If you haven't seen it yet, feel free to peruse the easter eggs of another recent MCU installment, Spider-Man: Homecoming, instead.
Korg And Miek Are From Planet Hulk
Korg the Kronan is an anthropomorphic pile of rocks first introduced in the "Planet Hulk" storyline, as is his knife-wielding companion Miek. The two are a bit more chummy in the movie than the comics, but they're quite endearing.
Thor Disguises Mjolnir On Earth
When Thor and Loki arrive in New York City looking for their father, they are dressed like humans, with the God of Thunder even carrying an umbrella. While this may just seem like a prudent measure, it's actually an homage to the source material. Early in Thor's comic history, he would pose as human Donald Blake (his alias in the first Thor) and carry a walking stick, which was actually Mjolnir in magical disguise.
Thor Uses Mjolnir To Get Loki To Reveal Himself
When Thor makes his triumphant return to Asgard, he finds Loki masquerading as Odin and basking in the adoration of their people. Thor sees through the ruse immediately and thinks of a clever, yet brutal, way to make Loki reveal himself. He grabs Odin/Loki's head and summons Mjolnir, the implication being, "Come clean or your face is toast." The gambit works: the false king steps out of Mjolnir's path just in time and reveals his true identity.
This isn't the first time the God of Thunder has done this, at least not in the comics. In Thor #359, Thor does the exact same thing to Loki, forcing the God of Mischief to remove a spell he'd cast upon his brother.
The Infinity Gauntlet In Odin's Vault Is Fake
Viewers got a glimpse of a pretty striking easter egg in Thor: the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's vault. Superfans noted it was the wrong hand (right, not left), and even more questions arose once a mid-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy showed the Gauntlet in the possession of Thanos.
Well, Hela answers those questions in Thor: Ragnarok, when she casually knocks the Gauntlet off its pedestal in her father's vault and says it's a fake. That's one continuity error fixed.