'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director Offers Fan $100K Promise Over Mystery Easter Egg

James Gunn - H 2014
<p>James Gunn - H 2014</p>   |   AP Images/Invision
"If there is no Easter egg I will give you a hundred thousand dollars," James Gunn wrote on Facebook.

James Gunn is putting his money where his mouth is.

On Facebook Thursday, the Guardians of the Galaxy director fielded a question about a much sought-after Easter egg in the 2014 Marvel film, with a fan asking if he plans on ever revealing it. Gunn responded that he had no plans on revealing the Easter egg, which the director first teased two years ago and so far nobody has found.

This answer prompted another fan to cry foul: "He won't reveal it because it doesn't exist. The ultimate troll."

Gunn brought out the big guns in his response, vowing to pay the commenter $100,000 if there is no Easter egg.

"If there is no Easter egg I will give you a hundred thousand dollars," Gunn wrote on Facebook.


News of the mystery Easter egg first came to light in November 2014, when Gunn was doing press for the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray.

"There's definitely one really big thing that people haven't seen, but they may never see it — we'll see. There's other things, too," Gunn told ComicBook.com (which also spotted the $100,000 offer.)

Some fans have misunderstood what the $100,000 offer entails, thinking Gunn will pay money for people who spot the Easter egg. Gunn has tried to dispell this incorrect interpretation: 

Gunn maintains a close relationship with fans thanks to his active social media accounts, where questions about this Easter egg pop up often (though not as much as requests to know when the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer will arrive.)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters May 5, 2017. Follow Heat Vision on Facebook and Twitter for the latest from the MCU. 

Nov. 18, 3:15 p.m. Updated with Gunn's tweets.