In the scene with the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the tanks in the room contains The Long One and several of the Slugs from Slither. This is clearly an Easter egg, but it begs the question, since the organisms from Slither exist in the Marvel universe, could that mean the events of Slither occurred in it as well?

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    If we consider slither as canon, we would be living in a world where 3 vampires are huddled together somewhere, Nick Fury starred as Mace Wundu and Vincent Vega and Cap is gonna be shocked when he watches star wars sometime and so on... If we consider them as references, MCU is saved... :D Besides they could just be considered as just ordinary slugs that the collector collected... – Nikhil Eshvar Apr 12 '18 at 1:48

I think that's more a case of James Gunn referencing his earlier work (as well as other stuff), and not canon, after all, they didn't "win" in Slither, the parasite survived, leaving the possibility of a sequel (unless Taneleer Tivan stepped in and whisked it away), so all life on Earth is left under threat.

After all, the Collectors museum contains loads of stuff, Cosmo the Space Dog, Howard the Duck, a Dark Elf, a Chitauri Soldier, the Tesseract, Adam Warlock's cocoon (maybe), Beta-Ray Bill (possibly).

Just because another film is referenced doesn't mean that all of cinematic history is now part of the same universe, so no, Nick Fury is not also Mace Windu etc, it probably follows more along the Tarantino rules.

  • But everything else in the Collector's museum is in the marvel comics – user189728 Apr 12 '18 at 15:22
  • And it’s likely that is not Howard, but another denizen of Duckworld. marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Howard_the_Duck_(Earth-791021) – Richard Cosgrove Apr 13 '18 at 1:35
  • Everything else is in the Marvel universe, safe to say that Gunn was just being self referential and having a little fun. – Chris Dafnis Apr 13 '18 at 11:20
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    I just want a slither sequel – user189728 Apr 13 '18 at 16:11
  • In Infinity War Tobias from Arrested Development is in one of his tubes but that won't make AD part of MCU, sadly – m1gp0z Sep 12 '18 at 18:07

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