On January 24, 2023, @MasterTainment on Twitter posted a video claiming to have found the final “Guardians of the Galaxy” Easter egg. In his video, he claims that Ego the Living Planet — portrayed by Kurt Russell in the second “Guardians” movie — can be spotted briefly during Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) vision of his mother, Meredith Quill (Laura Haddock), hinting at the events of the sequel. Sadly, James Gunn once again came around to let fans know that they haven’t reached the finish line just yet. “Well… sorry MT,” wrote Gunn in a response tweet, causing MCU fans everywhere to throw up their hands in disappointment.
And so, the search for the last “Guardians of the Galaxy” Easter egg continues on, but thankfully, the end of the search could be on the horizon. In August 2022, Gunn took to Twitter to share that he’s not commenting on future guesses (something he somewhat went against here) until “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” hits theaters. The reason? It could potentially spoil the threequel. He tweeted out, “I’m putting an official moratorium on responding to guesses about the Easter egg in GotG Vol 1 until after Vol 3 is released, because I don’t want to affect anyone’s enjoyment of Vol 3 if by some chance someone gets the whole thing. Sorry!”
The fact that the fabled “Guardians of the Galaxy” Easter egg could potentially spoil “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is quite a major reveal. Does that make it even more coveted and worth pursuing, or should we all let it go to avoid spoiling the end of the “Guardians” trilogy? That’s up to individual interpretation, but at any rate, one can only hope James Gunn will provide some answers after the third “Guardians” movie premieres on May 5, 2023.