Easter is here, and as we all settle in for another Sunday of movies after opening our baskets from the Easter Bunny (he’s still coming this year, right?) we thought it would be groovy to share some fun Easter Eggs found in our favorite fandom films.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
C-3PO and R2D2 cameo on the Ark of the Covenant.
Everyone’s favorite archeologist is on the hunt for the Ark of the Covenant and when he finds it, he probably didn’t notice this inscribed pair of famous droids that helped his other famous character in another famous series blow up a famous Death Star. But you noticed it, right?
Fun Fact: The boulder at the beginning of the movie was made of fiberglass.
Someone’s got Pac-Man fever.
Video games and cinema collided in the ground-breaking Disney film Tron. Sark, one of the film’s protagonists, stares at a screen inside the digital world of the Grid. The most famous video game character to ever exist (sorry, Mario) makes a brief appearance on screen.
Fun Fact: The arcade game version of Tron grossed more in earnings than the movie.
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
My piiiiiiine! Why youuuuuu…
When Marty McFly successfully tested Doc Brown’s time machine at the Twin Pines Mall, he inadvertently changed the future when he drove away from Otis Peabody’s Twin Pine Ranch, destroying one of the pines in the process. When Marty makes his way back to the future, he runs back to the location of his time-traveling jaunt, only this time, it’s now called the Lone Pine Mall. Way to go, butthead.
Fun Fact: Twin Pines Ranch was filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Newhall, California.
STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999)
There are no phones in this pod.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have been Hollywood pals for years. To payback Steven’s Yoda mention in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Lucas decided to insert E.T and some of his homies in a senate pod during a meeting on Coruscant. It’s a blink and you’ll miss it moment, but it’s still pretty cool to see.
Fun Fact: Darth Maul only has three lines in the film.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
What was I writing about? I can’t remember.
Neville Longbottom can’t quite remember what it is he’s forgotten when he receives his Rememberall in the Great Hall. What could it be? The popular theory is this: Neville is the only one in the hall who forgot to put his robe on.
Fun Fact: Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) was the first person to be cast.
What are some of your favorite classic Easter Eggs in film history?