Thor: Love & Thunder Confirms Guardians of the Galaxy 2’s Best Easter Egg

Warning! SPOILERS for Thor: Love and Thunder

Thanks to the events of Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunderone of the best Easter eggs from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally paid off. In this new adventure starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, the God of Thunder and his allies join forces to defeat Christian Bale's Gorr the God Butcher. Rather than slaughtering gods one at a time with the powerful Necrosword Gorr searches for the means to kill them all at once, a dark quest that connects to Star-Lord's final confrontation with his evil cosmic father Ego.

In Thor: Love and Thunder, Gorr loses faith after the death of his daughter and meeting the god who ignored his prayers. Killing his own god first with the Necrosword, the God Butcher began earning his name. This eventually draws the attention of Thor who gathers allies such as Korg, King Valkyrie, and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster who's become the Mighty Thor wielding a reforged Mjolnir. Needing Thor's axe Stormbreaker to use the power of the Bifrost, Gorr lures the Asgardian heroes to open a portal to Eternity's Altar.

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According to legend, the one who finds Eternity will be granted a reality-changing wish. As such, Gorr intends to wish for the gods' collective demise all at once. Eternity looks exactly as he does in the original comics being made up of the very stars and cosmos he helped create at the beginning of time. However, this isn't the first time the cosmic being has been seen in the MCU, having been teased in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. When Peter Quill was tempted to join his father, his eyes turned black and were full of stars. Star-Lord then said he could see Eternity, an exciting Easter egg referencing the cosmic being who's now properly introduced in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Why Star-Lord Saw Eternity In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

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Star-Lord's father Ego was a Celestial who gave himself a human form. Having met Meredith Quill on Earth along with countless other mates on multiple worlds, Ego sought to create an offspring sharing his Celestial DNA. However, only Peter Quill had the right genes. Needing two Celestials to expand his consciousness and take over the entire universe via seeds he'd planted on every world he visited, Ego unlocked Star-Lord's potential and gave him a cosmic awareness, allowing him to see the full scope of the cosmos and Eternity himself.

While the reference to Eternity in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was brief, it was still an exciting moment suggesting a future role in the MCU as an originator of the multiverse. Now, Thor: Love and Thunder finally provides that role with Jane and Thor convincing Gorr to bring back his daughter instead of killing all the gods with his wish. Thanks to Eternity, Gorr's daughter Love was brought back to life to be cared for by Thor following the God Butcher's death. All things considered, it's a very cool introduction to one of the most powerful cosmic beings in the MCU who could very well be featured in the future as the multiverse and cosmos continue to explored.

2022-07-10T21:36:29.000Z

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