Films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are well known at this point for being full of clever Easter eggs, but Guardians of the Galaxy is on a whole other level thanks to writer-director James Gunn. Gunn is master of the form, with the original Guardians of the Galaxy containing a litany of references and in-jokes to the rest of the MCU. Vol. 2 is no different in that regard and is arguably filled with even more Easter eggs, ranging from 80s pop culture references to set-up work for Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
This list doesn’t cover all of the Easter eggs in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as some are pretty obvious, but these are the most important and/or obscure ones in the film. Who knows, you may have even missed a few of them!
Yeah, it’s not exactly a secret that the very first scene in Vol. 2 takes place in Missouri, thus establishing that Peter Quill was born there. What you may not have realized is that in the comics, Quill was actually born in Colorado. We can only assume that writer-director James Gunn, a Missouri native, made the change as a nod to his own upbringing (Gunn has been pretty upfront about how his own “personal experiences” influenced the film).https://www.theodysseyonline.com/missouri-sounds-like-misery Source: The Odyssey Online