Some people have really good eyes. Take a look in the photo above at the building appearing over the right shoulder of The Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum, from the trailer for “Thor: Raganarok”. Could that be The Collector’s Fortress that will appear in the upcoming Disney’s California Adventure attraction, “Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakaway”? Yes it is blurry, and far away, but compare it to the concept picture (left) of The Collector’s Fortress released by Disney. Could be.
According to /Film:
A structure spotted over the shoulder of Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) in the Thor: Ragnarok trailer shares some similarities to that of the building being constructed in DCA. Big thanks to /Film theme park consultant Reza Lackey for pointing this out.
Is it possible that the Collector’s Fortress will make it’s MCU debut on the big screen? It’s also likely that this is just an Easter egg in the background for Disneyland fanatics like myself. I can see the similarities, but it’s a little too unclear to say for sure.
This “warehouse, fortress-like power plant” (as described by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive Joe Rohde) is designed to be intimidating and imposing, but also shimmering and regal.
So just how feasible is it that The Collector would set up shop on the same planet that The Grandmaster rules over? More feasible than you think.
In Marvel Comics, both The Grandmaster and The Collector are known as an elite group called The Elders Of The Universe. The Elders consist of powerful beings who were the first humanoids to evolve in the Universe. The Elders are the last survivors of their race that have ultimately achieved the gift of immortality. Although each Elder represents a different race, they consider themselves to be brothers.
The Collector is a gatherer of precious things. The Grandmaster finds amusement through games and competition. So they both have somewhat similar hobbies taking advantage of unwilling subjects.
Lastly, just look at them. They have similar facial paint going from their lip to their chin. They both like eye shadow a lot. And it looks like they may get their hair cut at the same place.
We are going to have to wait for Marvel to officially confirm this one, but there is enough evidence out there that we may have gotten our first look at The Collector’s Fortress.