Netflix’s new superhero “Luke Cage” is finally out and if you’re on the lookout for Easter eggs while watching, you may get a little more than you bargained for.
Pay close attention when you get to episode five of the series.
While previewing screeners ahead of the show’s release, a telephone number flashed quickly across the screen more than halfway through the episode. I stopped and paused the screen, thinking it might be an Easter egg — a cool hidden nugget Marvel snuck into the series. Other shows have been known to do it in the past as a fun little discovery for fans. There’s usually a clever voice mail or something to that effect on the other end of the line.
Here, the number popped up under the name Charlie Mack, a reference to Cottonmouth. I decided to call it thinking it may lead to a message from the show.
So I was pretty surprised when a real person answered the call. The person on the other line was pretty surprised to hear from me, too.
And it wasn’t just any person. The man on the end of the line was Peter Gelfman, the props master for “Luke Cage.”
But as Gelfman and I quickly discerned, it wasn’t cool for him if others dial in or text come the show’s release mistaking his number for an Easter egg. Gelfman said that the number must have wound up in one of the shots accidentally.
Before we hung up Wednesday morning, Gelfman said he may try and get a hold of someone to see if they could blur his number out of the episode to prevent a potential barrage of callers and texters. That sounded like a good idea. I bid him good luck.
However, it looks like it may have been too late. The number is still currently visible in the episode.
Hopefully, Gelfman isn’t getting too many calls.
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