There's A Huge Marvel Easter Egg In New Ryan Reynolds Netflix Film

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There's A Huge Marvel Easter Egg In New Ryan Reynolds Netflix Film
There's A Huge Marvel Easter Egg In New Ryan Reynolds Netflix Film (Netflix)

There's a huge MCU Easter egg in Ryan Reynolds' new Netflix film.

Though the new title is very much not in the same world as Captain America, Spider-Man and Black Widow, it is tied to the Marvel in sharing a number of actors.

The Adam Project, which dropped on Netflix on Friday, March 11, sees Reynolds travel back in time to team up with his younger self, in turn also allowing his adult self to interact with his younger dad, played by Mark Ruffalo - aka the Hulk.


Ruffalo's wife is played by Jennifer Garner, who played Elektra in Daredevil, while Adam's wife in the future is played by Zoe Saldaña, who is known for her role as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy.


Adam, played by Reynolds as a grown-up and Walker Scobell as a child, is tasked with saving the world, so naturally there's a lot going on to keep fans occupied throughout the film.

However, if you're not distracted by all the action, the eagle-eyed among you will be able to spot a hidden MCU Easter egg.


The nod to Marvel comes towards the end of the film, when viewers catch sight of a storage bin in Adam's garage. The bin's lid is covered with various stickers, including ones of The Hulk and Deadpool - Ruffalo and Reynolds' Marvel personas, respectively.

Though the inclusion of the stickers could very well be nothing more than a simple acknowledgement of the actors' other jobs, Digital Spy speculates that they could offer a hint at a potential Hulk-Deadpool collaboration in the upcoming Deadpool 3.

Marvel Easter egg in The Adam Project (Netflix)
Marvel Easter egg in The Adam Project (Netflix)

Whether this reveals itself to be true or not, Marvel fans have made clear their delight at seeing so many of the franchise's actors reunite in a new project, which has itself been compared to a Marvel flick.

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Commenting on the film after its release, one fan wrote: 'The Adam Project is amazing. Pls definitely recommend all my favs are in there. It’s like I’m watching a Marvel movie.'

Another tagged Reynolds to share their adoration, writing: 'I just wanted to say The Adam Project kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and left me in tears a few times.

'I love your other movies but this is the one you should be most proud of! Congratulations and I’m glad we share the same timeline. 10/10 must see film on Netflix'.

The Adam Project is available to stream on Netflix now.


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Emily Brown

Emily Brown graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University before going on to contribute to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems. She joined UNILAD in 2018 and now works as Senior Journalist covering breaking news, trending stories and longer form features with a focus on human interest stories.

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