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.
Valkyrie's Codename Nods To Her Comics Origin
Before Valkyrie's identity is revealed in Thor: Ragnarok, she goes by the codename Scrapper 142. Brunnhilde was the first Valkyrie in the comics, and she met the angriest Avenger in The Incredible Hulk #142. While Tessa Thompson's character's name in Ragnarok is simply Valkyrie, that name identifies a group of Asgardian warrior women in the source material lead by Brunnhilde.264119Did you miss this one?
Skurge Gets His Comics RedemptionPhoto: Marvel Studios
Skurge's eventual redemption was forecast throughout the movie, but in case you didn't catch it from those none-too-subtle clues, you might have guessed it from Skurge's origins. In the comics, Skurge is an antagonist of Thor who borders on anti-hero, and indeed he does engage in some heroics.
Just as he does in the movie, Skurge faces the forces of Hela, holding a bridge as he mows down her warriors with a pair of M16s. In Thor: Ragnarok it's the Bifrost, but in the comics it's Gjallerbru, the bridge leading to Hel, the realm which Hela rules.310160Did you miss this one?
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Xandar Gets Name Dropped
When Thor and company are trying to escape Sakaar, Valkyrie points out that it would take 18 months to get to Asgard and that they'd have to refuel on Xandar. Xandar was first introduced into the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy, and is the home of the Nova Corps. It's just a little mention, but a reminder that Xandar is at least on the periphery of the Asgardians' realms.377210Did you miss this one?