Taylor Swift dropped dozens of Easter eggs hinting at her new album — a bunch of which can be found on Entertainment Weekly‘s cover! But, according to the “ME!” singer, there’s one theorized Easter egg the fans got wrong.
Speculation began about a potential connection to the 22nd Marvel Cinematic Universe movie when Swift’s countdown clock was leading towards a reveal on the day the film hit theaters. That reveal was “ME!”, featuring Brendon Urie. Obviously, fans know by now that Swift didn’t have a cameo in the movie, and there now doesn’t seem to be a musical connection, either.
“We had a single that was coming out the same day and I had a song that was called ‘Endgame,'” Swift explained to DeGeneres. “They were like, ‘Oh my God, she’s gonna defeat Thanos!’ I let everyone down… again!” But that speculation is part of the fun. As Swift told EW for this year’s music issue, “I love to communicate through Easter eggs. I think the best messages are cryptic ones.”