Loki director Kate Herron confirmed that the fourth episode’s post-credits scene was framed to reference a pivotal scene in The Avengers.
Spoilers ahead for Loki.
The fourth episode of Loki was stuffed with easter eggs, references, plot twists, and revelations that still have most of us in a daze. One of the most tightly-packed episodes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s sure to go down as one of the greatest the franchise has to offer. While there were dozens of obvious, in-your-face easter eggs and callbacks, director Kate Herron has pointed out a visual reference that went over most of our’s heads – not because we couldn’t get it, but because we were so caught up in the moment.
In the episode’s post-credits scene, audiences are introduced to four new variants: Classic Loki, Boastful Loki, Kid Loki, and Alligator Loki (not an official name!) after Tom Hiddleston’s variant wakes on the ground after being pruned. The way the scene is framed is mimicking the iconic scene in The Avengers when Loki is caught by the team as Hawkeye points an arrow at his face. Director Kate Herron took to Twitter to point out the similar framing between the scenes, as well as revealing that the score for the post-credits scene takes a cue from The Avengers.
— Kate “I am the Lizard Queen” Herron (@iamkateherron) July 3, 2021
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Here is the synopsis for the new series:
In Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” the mercurial villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Kate Herron, with Michael Waldron serving as head writer, the upcoming series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The first four episodes are now streaming on Disney Plus, with new episodes set to be released on Wednesdays. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the series and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.