Seems two of our favorite geeks universes have something very similar in common. The Marvel U has gone out of it’s way to pay homage to the phase two Star Wars movies in their own phase two movies. While most may not have noticed it, and it seems small, it is a very cool way to pay homage to one of the coolest and most influential series of all time. Read on, though slight spoiler alert for Marvel movies here. As said by Marvel president Kevin Feign to CinemaBlend:
So is this a spoiler for Ant-Man… not really. I’m obsessed with Star Wars. Who’s not? I’m 40 years old. I’m in the movie business. I went to USC. So I’m obsessed with Star Wars – and it didn’t start out as intentional, but it became intentional, including that beat that you referenced. It sort of happens in every Star Wars movie, but I was sort of looking at it, ‘Okay, is Phase Two our Empire Strikes Back?’ Not really, but tonally things are a little different. Somebody gets their arm cut off in every Phase Two movie. Every single one.
I think I am actually ashamed I never made the connection before. Had anyone else noticed this? Hit us up, let us know!
[Image and H/T to ComicsAlliance, Story via CinemaBlend]