This week, a fan unearthed another previously unnoticed Easter egg in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, hidden in Stan Lee's cameo.
Per the fan's detective work, the caption that appears by Stan's face when Rocket spots him on Xandar says "Excelsior!" - in Skrull.
Stan Lee’s cameo in guardians. Two things. Firstly, the circled alien text spells ‘Excelsior!’ Secondly, that’s the SKRULL LANGUAGE! Haven’t seen this spoken about anywhere else. @JamesGunn @MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/IHRE5LGwoO— Dan (@danactual) March 26, 2018
Director James Gunn confirmed the Easter egg - but alas, the director says fans still haven't found the big one he's challenged them to find since Guardians was released.
Ok this is an actual Easter egg that hasn’t been found but it is not THE Easter egg. That said, I think you deserve a No-Prize AND it shows there are still Easter eggs to be found in the #GotG films, despite the doubters. https://t.co/MWcVJVil9c— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 26, 2018
Lee himself replied to the tweet, officially awarding "Dan" his Marvel No-Prize.
The "No-Prize" is a longrunning Marvel gimmick in which Stan (or another Marvel staffer) offers kudos to a fan who spots an Easter egg or solves a continuity conundrum in a Marvel comic book.
The Skrulls are slated to debut in 2019's Captain Marvel ... unless, of course, they're already amongst the MCU and fans don't know it yet.