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Every Easter Egg and Hidden Reference in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron is very good entertainment, but watching it can feel like a test: There are a lot of moving parts, bantering superheroes, and quick plot twists to keep track of, and the task of getting it all to cohere exhausted even director Joss Whedon. And that’s just the obvious stuff—threaded throughout the narrative are a host of hidden references and little winks to the more Marvel-attuned in the audience.

Thankfully, YouTube user Mr. Sunday Movies has shared a video that comprehensively explains all the easter eggs in the film. If you’re a Marvel virgin, these explanations will probably only deepen your confusion, but they otherwise shine a very satisfying light on the more subtle, complex ways Whedon couched his movie in the Marvel universe.