Art imitating release dates.
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki featured an insanely clever Avengers easter egg that confirmed when the Battle of New York took place.
Loki is one of Marvel Studios and Disney Plus’ most imaginative series, giving us greater insight into how the cinematic universe functions on a metaphysical level. With the TVA being all-knowing, we’ve seen glimpses of future events in the MCU, such as apocalypses and retellings of past events, with the 2012 Loki witnessing three films worth of exposition regarding his already mapped out future. Of course, there are also less serious easter eggs in the Tom Hiddleston series that give us further context regarding events that have already happened in the MCU. Namely, there’s a clever easter egg surrounding the actual date when the Battle of New York took place in The Avengers.
An eagle-eyed Reddit fan noticed that the Battle of New York from The Avengers took place on May 4, 2012, the day the box-office juggernaut was released domestically. The information was revealed through the Tempad, which highlighted Loki’s location, as well as the date he was there. So, if you think about it, the last half hour or so of The Avengers pretty much took place in real-time, right?
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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.
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