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Aliens vs Spider-Man
One moment in Infinity War manages the rare trick of being a reference to a piece of pop culture AND a previous Marvel film, when Spider-Man and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) blast baddie Ebony Maw (Tom Vaughan Lawlor) into space by destroying the hull integrity of his spaceship, sucking him out with the explosive decompression.
The plan was based on what Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley does in Aliens (“The kid’s seen more movies,” Stark tells Maw when the latter boasts of his power), but also calls back to Spidey’s first appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, when he used the plot of another “really old movie” to take down a foe.
Back then, his sparring partner was Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man (in his Giant-Man form), and the movie-based attack involved tying up his legs like the Rebels do to Imperial Walkers in 1981’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
The Alien references don’t stop there, with Spidey later expressing worries that Mantis would try to lay eggs inside him, John Hurt-style…
Chris Evans as Captain America and David Cross as Tobias Fünke ( Marvel/Netflix)
The Aliens reference is far from the only non-Marvel Easter Egg. Watch closely during the scene where Thanos visits the Collector (Benicio del Toro) on Knowhere; in one of the tanks you’ll see a mysterious bespectacled blue man.
This figure is based on Arrested Development character Tobias Fünke (David Cross), during scenes where he tries to join the Blue Man group, and is included because of the Russo Brothers’ many years working on the cult comedy series.
“I would say, also that Arrested Development fans should keep their eyes open,” Joe Russo told us.
Karen Gillan as Nebula in Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel)