10 Marvel Callbacks To Find On The New 'Avengers: Infinity War' Blu-ray
Today's the day you can take the blockbuster home.
Avengers: Infinity War is finally coming home. We say "finally," but it only feels that way. For Marvel fans unwilling to shell out hundreds to see flick again and again in theaters, this is your day. You can own Infinity War now and watch it 24 hours a day if you want to.
Packed with tons of special features including a number of deleted/extended scenes, a gag reel, and plenty of behind-the-scenes featurettes, Avengers: Infinity War is already on our list of the best Blu-rays to buy in 2018. Don't like special features? No interest? That's cool too. We've got something more fun you can do with your new disc.
Marvel movies are always overflowing with easter eggs, and references to past films and comic books. So we found 10 great callbacks for you to find while watching the movie at home. Chances are, if you're a Marvel freak, you spotted these upon first watch but just in case you didn't...
1. Loki gets the line once used by Tony Stark against him in 2012's The Avengers when he tells Thanos at the beginning of Infinity War, "We have a Hulk." Unfortunately, the surprise doesn't work out quite so well this time...
2. Thanos and Hulk go toe to toe and Thanos pummels the big green guy into the ground. Surprising maybe, but the comics back up the scene. Thanos has never had much problem with Hulk.
3. Near the beginning of the movie, The Cauldron of the Cosmos is seen and mistreated by Tony Stark. Doctor Strange chastises him because the relic is hugely important. It allows Strange to look into the past in the comic books.
4. The death of Ebony Maw features a callback to Captain America: Civil War when Spider-Man remembers "that really old movie" The Empire Strikes Back before tripping Ant-Man up like an AT-AT. The Wall Crawler asks Iron Man if he remembers another "really old movie" called Alien before using a trick from that movie, shooting a hole in the spaceship that sucks Maw into the vacuum of space.
5. The Stonekeeper on Vormir is none other than Red Skull, villain of Captain America: The First Avenger. Ross Marquand plays him in Infinity War, however, not Hugo Weaving.
6. The scene where Thanos turns Drax in cubes and Mantis into ribbons is a callback to the Infinity Gauntlet comic storyline that some of Infinity War is based on. Thanos can affect perception with the Reality Stone.
7. The Winter Soldier picks up Rocket Raccoon during the battle in Wakanda and the two spin and fire rounds just like Groot and Rocket do in Guardians of the Galaxy.
8. It seems Rocket has a thing for body parts. He's very interested in an inmate's prosthetic leg in Guardians of the Galaxy, and he takes a liking to the Winter Soldier's cybernetic arm in Infinity War, asking, "How much for the arm?"
9. The mega hammer Eitri forges for Thor from the heart of a star is called Storm Breaker, as comic fans know. It belongs to Beta Ray Bill, a superhero who rivals Thor and defeats him in one storyline. Also worth noting: Thor carries a similar weapon in Marvel's Ultimate Universe called Ultimate Mjolnir.
10. Vision might be more well-known to comic book fans for his West Coast Avengers white costume than the red and blue look he sports in the movies. Infinity War gives us a look at Vision in white, although it's under tragic circumstances.
Here's a breakdown of all the special features (courtesy of Disney) included on the Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray and digital copy. Get your copy today!
Deleted and Extended Scenes:
-Happy Knows Best – Tony and Pepper spar over the details of their upcoming wedding—until a hassled Happy Hogan pulls up with an urgent request.
-Hunt for the Mind Stone – On a darkened street, Wanda Maximoff and the wounded Vision attempt to hide from Thanos’ brutal allies.
-The Guardians Get Their Groove Back – As Peter Quill and Drax quarrel over their failed mission to Knowhere, Mantis interrupts with news.
-A Father’s Choice – Thanos confronts Gamora with a vision from her past—and with lying to him about the Soul Stone.
Gag Reel – Watch your favorite superheroes make super gaffes in this lighthearted collection of on-set antics.
Audio Commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
-Strange Alchemy – Share the thrill of characters from across the MCU meeting for the first time—and discover why some were teamed up together.
-The Mad Titan – Explore the MCU’s biggest, baddest villain, his trail of influence through the stories, and the existential threat he represents.
-Beyond the Battle: Titan – Dive into the climactic struggle on Thanos’ ruined world, including the epic stunts and VFX, to uncover the source of its power.
-Beyond the Battle: Wakanda – Go behind the scenes to find out how the filmmakers pulled off the most massive and challenging battle Marvel had ever attempted.