Top 10 Eastereggs to Look for in Guardians of the Galaxy

                                            TOP 10 Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Eggs

Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be the first movie in the Cosmic arena of the Marvel Universe and there are a ton of things to look out for.  It will introduce a ton of characters and races to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Watch for these Easter Eggs!

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1) Knowhere Space Station:
This is quite possibly one of the funnest and most interesting locations in the Marvel Universe.  Expect an awful lot of things to be thrown and hidden here.

What is Knowhere Station?

2) Nick Fury:
 Look for him to show up on Knowhere Space Station, Coulson said he might be No Where at the end of the Agents of SHIELD Finale, Nick Fury responded "I will be Everywhere."  Curiousily, Knowhere Station is called No Where but is also everywhere.

3) Sakaarans:
While typically associated with the Hulk universe the Sakaarans will be seen a bunch in this movie.  Pretty much all of the henchmen seen are Sakaarans.

Who are the Sakaarans?

4) Mentions of Cosmo:
Who is Cosmo the Space Dog? 
In the comic books the Knowhere station that Guardians will be traveling to is run by a telepathic space dog named Cosmo.  Cosmo was a dog launched in space by Russia to test to see if lifeforms could survive.  Long story short Cosmo develops a heightened level of intelligence, can speak, and has some telepathic abilities.
Look for mentions of Cosmo when the Guardians are in Knowhere or in the Collector's warehouse.

 5) Yondu
Yondu is in the 31st century Guardians of the Galaxy however he is set to appear in the movie the Guardians of the Galaxy.  His presence in the movie has not yet been explained.  Michael Rooker who played Merle Dixon in the Walking Dead is set to play Yondu in the movie. 

Who is Yondu?

6) Groot's time on Earth
Groot has spent time on Earth.  I will be curious if it is mentioned at all. 

Groot's first time on Earth was quite the Event

7) Thanos
Is the big bad coming to rule Universe.  He made a brief appearance at the end credit scene in the Avengers.  Expect him to show up a lot in this movie.

Who is Thanos?

8) The Collector and his collection!
 Who is the Collector?

Multiple confirmed characters appear in the warehouse including Cosmo and Howard the Duck.
There may also be some other super secret ones: 
Holy crap is that BETA RAY BILL!?! 

I have a feeling that the Collector will be an integral part of this movie.

Tivan is the collectors last name.  His full name is Taneleer Tivan.  As you can see below the explosion looks like it blowing up a crate marked TIVAN.

Tivan crate in Guardians of the Galaxy
There could be many things in his Warehouse.  Titans, Terrigen Myst, Celestials, Eggs, Brood who knows keep your eyes open. A version of Captain America's SHIELD from the future could even show up.

Adam Warlock's cocoon can be seen in the possession of the collector at the end of Thor 2.  Could the character make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy?  The collector is meant to appear in the movie so at the very least pay attention to the items in his possession.

Other items rumored to be in here:
Adams Warlock Cocoon
A Dark Elf
A Chitauri
and Howard the Duck.  This is one of the weirdest Marvel characters and also one of the first to get his own movie.

What is in the Collector's Museum?
Adam's cocoon in comics

Sif could have said Wassup Adam

9) Richard Rider - Nova
There will be a Nova Corps in Guardians. Glen Close will play Nova Prime and John C Reilly will play a Nova Officer named Rhomann Dey. 
Rhomann Dey is the character that gives his Nova Powers to the human Richard Rider.  Look for mentions of Rider in the movie.  It would not surprise me if he showed up.  You may be surprised who he is!

Who will be Rich Rider in the Marvel Universe? Fillion?

10) The Infinity Gems -
Infinity Gems History and Tracking

No discussion of the easter eggs of the movie will be complete without discussing the infinity gem in the movie.  
We know this movie is going to revolve around one of the gems.  Which one we are not sure yet.  Peter Quill StarLord will find one of them and be hunted by the agents of Thanos.  He will learn how important it is and eventually become a bit of a hero.  Part of me feels that this gem will likely be the soul gem.  The soul gem may be the most famous of gems because it was used so much be the hero Adam Warlock.

Briefly tracking the gems in Marvel Cinematic Universe
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