WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Ralph Breaks the Internet, in theaters now.
Disney's latest animated blockbuster, Ralph Breaks the Internet, takes full advantage of the company's extensive library of properties, from the assembled classic Disney Princesses to nods to the Marvel and Star Wars universes. Many of the Easter eggs and cameos featuring Marvel and Star Wars properties are in blink-and-you-miss-it moments, with most not playing major role in the sequel's story as Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) makes her way into the fan hub Oh My Disney!
Here's a list of all the references to Marvel and Star Wars to keep an eye out for over the course of the film, or that you may have missed upon an initial viewing.
While the film primarily takes place within the internet, there are nods in to Star Wars outside, in the "real world." The first can be seen briefly in the office of Mr. Litwak, the owner of the arcade housing the Sugar Rush and Fix-It Felix, Jr. cabinets occupied by Vanellope and Ralph. As the kindly, old arcade owner sets up the internet connection in his office, Yoda and Chewbacca-themed plates are on the shelf in the back.
Much later in the film, an office worker sharing online clips of Ralph recreating various viral videos can be seen wearing a Star Wars-themed necktie, complete with R2-D2 emblazoned across his professional attire.
The Cross-Market Nexus
As Vanellope enters actual Disney fan site Oh My Disney! with the intent to share popups advertising Ralph's viral videos, the atrium highlights the various Disney properties from Disney Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, Star Wars, Marvel Entertainment, and The Muppets. As the site's visitors flock to the various branches of Disney, they are greeted by representatives from each world.
Overhead, an X-wing engages in a dogfight with TIE fighters while the Millennium Falcon hovers over the Star Wars banner. Iron Man flies over the crowd before arriving at the Marvel banner with an enlarged version of his repulsor-powered gauntlet hovering next to him. And, finally, R2-D2 races through the crowd with the iconic beeps and whistles as he navigates through the mass of visitors.
Just outside of the Marvel section of Oh My Disney!, a fan Q&A is taking place,led by none other than Groot. Sitting behind a backdrop resembling the Awesome Mix while appearing as a baby as he did for most of last year's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the fan-favorite superhero responds to each question (including one from an avatar of Jason Mantzoukas) with his trademark phrase, "I am Groot."
The cast list for Ralph Breaks the Internet confirms that actor Vin Diesel reprises his role as the voice of Groot.
A Stormtrooper with a Familiar Voice
As Vanellope begins to pester visitors with popup ads to check out Ralph's viral videos, she's stopped by a set of First Order Stormtroopers, based on their design in 2015's The Force Awakens, for unauthorized spam advertising.
They are led by a trooper identified as FN-3181, voiced by longtime Disney composer Michael Giacchino reprising his vocal cameo from The Force Awakens; Giacchino would later go on to compose the soundtrack for 2016's Rogue One. The remaining troopers are voiced by other members of the film's crew, including co-director Rich Moore.
Smilin' Stan Lee
As the First Order Stormtroopers pursue Vanellope through the fan site, she briefly contemplates running into the Marvel branch before reconsidering. Just outside of the Marvel section, there is an avatar of Stan Lee silently conversing with Iron Man next to a poster for Thor, complete with the Asgardian's mythical hammer Mjolnir.
Just after the legendary comic creator's first posthumous cameo, Vanellope considers hiding out from the troopers behind a door backstage, emblazoned with the familiar Avengers logo, before instead choosing the Disney Princesses' room.
C-3PO, Master of Ceremonies
As Vanellope bonds with the Disney Princesses after sharing the simple comforts of wearing sweatshirts instead of their usual formal wear, the assembled icons are alerted they have five minutes until the next round of users take quizzes to see which of them would hypothetically be their best friends.
The figure sent to issue the reminder is none other than C-3PO, with his usual nervous delivery. The cast list for Ralph Breaks the Internet confirms longtime Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels reprising his role as the voice of the protocol droid.
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnson, Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters now. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot, Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill, and almost every Disney Princess voice recorded.