Fans of Marvel’s Eternals got a special treat in the most recent episode of Loki, as Loki and Mobius walk by a poster of Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo during the 1970s. Of course, those who watched Eternals will remember that Kingo became a Bollywood star and disguised the fact that he was an ageless Eternal by pretending to be a family of Bollywood stars who would pass the name and mantle on to the next “descendent.” The poster was for one of the many Bollywood movies he made when posing amongst the humans on Earth.
Loki and Moebius pass by a poster featuring Kingo, one of the Eternals, when they go back to the 1970s.
It’s cool to see this Loki Easter Egg for Eternals, especially because there’s no telling when we can expect to see those characters again. The Chloe Zhao-directed film was met with divisive reactions, with a generally mixed to negative critical consensus. The reception to the film seems to have made Marvel wary about confirming any definite future for the Eternals characters.
One thing that everyone did enjoy about Eternals is the characters, with Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo being a quick fan-favorite. It makes sense that out of all the Eternals, Loki would choose to sneak in a Kingo-based Easter Egg. While this is just an Easter Egg, it is nice to know that Marvel is at least going to continue to acknowledge these characters exist, which could give fans of Eternals some hope that they pop up again in the future.
It’s cool to see this Loki Easter Egg for Eternals, especially because there’s no telling when we can expect to see those characters again.
In the meantime, Loki seems poised to continue to push the ongoing Multiverse saga forward and presumably continue to build up Jonathan Majors’ Kang as the next big threat. Kang is set to appear in the second season of the show as a variant named Victor Timely, so it’ll be interesting to see how he factors into the greater MCU timeline. In the meantime, Owen Wilson’s Mobius and Tom Hiddleston’s titular character continued their search for Sylvie in the second episode, whom the audience was already aware was hanging out at a McDonald’s in Broxton, Oklahoma.
So far, Loki Season 2 is getting generally good reviews from fans, which is good news because Marvel has been in a bit of a critical slump lately.
The Broxton, Oklahoma location was another deep-cut Marvel Easter Egg referencing a fan-favorite Thor comic run and Sylvie’s comic-book origins. It seems like Loki is having some fun with its Marvel references, whether they’re MCU tie-ins or references to Marvel’s greater overall history. Surely, we should see at least a few more Easter Eggs before the season is over.
So far, Loki Season 2 is getting generally good reviews from fans, which is good news because Marvel has been in a bit of a critical slump lately. The recent news that the highly-anticipated Daredevil: Born Again is scrapping a lot of what has already been filmed and essentially starting from scratch only adds to the general assumption that Marvel is losing the thread a bit with its Disney+ shows. Hopefully, Loki can stick the landing and help make these Disney+ shows feel more like appointment television again rather than just required viewing if you want to continue to keep track of what’s going on in the MCU.