It's time to face facts. Whether you are a fan of superhero movies or not, they just aren't going away. I'm sorry if you don't like them. If you don't, you lost. You can find other stuff to watch but your complaints about their dominance in film, television, and popular culture in general just aren't going to disappear any time soon.

With that in mind, there are plenty of interesting things about your favorite superhero films aside from a character's powers, a villain's motivations, or whatever tease was left during or after the credits. Like did you know that Wyatt Russell actually auditioned for Steve Rogers back in 2011 before getting his role as the Captain America replacement in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Or the several Easter eggs hidden in plain sight throughout Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?

Check out this list of Easter eggs and other tidbits of info regarding superhero movies so, whether you're a fan or not, you at least know what you're talking about.

SPECIMEN EASTER EGGSTRA! INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Miles and the number 42. The number keeps popping up wherever Miles goes. BENDIS BRIAN MICHAEL SAID THATIT'S BOTH TO A REFERENCE GUIDE THE HITCHHIKER'S 42 GALAXY... TO THE ...and the jersey number of baseball player Jackie Robinson. CRACKED COM


EASTER EGGSTRA! INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE The Donald Glover shout-out For years, Glover was a fan-favorite to step inside the Spidey suit. In Community. a gag was even added showing his character Troy waking up in Spider-Man pajamas. In the movie, Miles visits his Uncle Aaron. The episode of Community can be seen playing on the TV screen. CRACKED.COM


BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS THE AVENGERS' SALARY CAUSED A COMMOTION AT MARVEL STUDIOS. THE FALCON WINTER SOLDIER Creator Malcolm Spellman says the discussion about how much the Avengers get paid triggered everybody at Marvel. Kevin Feige and other Marvel higher-ups all wanted to have input on the scene. CRACKED.COM


BEHIND-THE-SCENESEA FACTS ALLIGATOR LOKI HAS A REAL-LIFE COUNTERPART. LOK The real-world visual reference for the alligator variant of Loki was Wally- an emotional support alligator. CRACKED.COM


EASTER EGGSTRA MEANINGS, AND REFERENCES THE SUICIDE M RAP SQUAD VER 1092F THe OTHER MAVBE WE CAN SHAVE OFF A FEW POUNDS SUPERVILLAINS In the scene at Belle Reve in the beginning, Polka-Dot Man gets insulted by Calendar Man and Double Down. Calendar Man is a Batman villain obsessed with calendars and dates, and Double Down is a Flash villain who can peel a cursed deck of cards like skin from his body to slice whoever's in his way.


BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS THE FINALE ALMOST DIDN'T END ON A CLIFFHANGER. LOK The show was originally supposed to have only one season. The cliffhanger with Loki coming back to an unfamiliar TVA was developed while the production was on a hiatus during the Pandemic. CRACKED.COM


EASTER EGGSTRA MEANINGS AND REFERENCES THE SHICIDE Weasel IS BASED SQUAD on Bill THE CAT: James Gunn revealed on Twitter that the notorious Weasel was inspired by the character from the Bloom County comic strip. CRACKED.COM


EASTER EGGSTRA MEANINGS AND REFERENCES ANT-MAN Kretain THE PINCODOCE understand PINGO DOCE POSTER The poster advertising the green soda can be seen behind Scott in -Man. For those who don't remember, it's the soda Bruce Banner was bottling in The Incredible Hulk. CRACKED.COM


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