The Marvel Cinematic Universe is well known for its numerous Easter eggs; in fact, we’ve frequently detailed the best ones in everything from the Iron Man and Captain America movies to, more recently, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. But while the franchise is filled with a ton of cool guest appearances from obscure comic book characters, it also features a surprising number of celebrity cameos.
With the MCU now past the 10-year mark, there’s a good chance that some of these guest appearances — especially in the early films — went over your head or were just forgotten about altogether. The next time you watch a Marvel movie, keep an eye out for these 22 cameos, as there’s a good chance you may have missed them the first time around.
22. Peter Billingsley – Iron Man
Early on in Iron Man 3, Tony Stark tells a young child wearing glasses that he loved him in A Christmas Story (1983), an obvious allusion to that film’s main character Ralphie. Interestingly, the actor who played Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, served as an executive producer on the first Iron Man and also played a small role in the film as the Stark Industries scientist who tries and fails to recreate the Arc Reactor technology for Obadiah Stane.