Finding ways to integrate the fictional and divine heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a crown jewel of Marvel Studios’ storytelling. Characters like Thor, Loki, and the Eternals have all become a part of everyday life in the MCU-616. Having characters like this as part of the world’s lexicon has expanded the opportunities for one of the superhero movie genre’s greatest assets… Easter Eggs.
After nearly 15 years of movies and streaming series, the MCU has created lore that runs as deep as any movie franchise. Let alone the established tradition of 80+ years of Marvel Comics. Easter eggs have become a staple of the MCU with nearly every frame presenting opportunities for hidden details.
With 28 movies and 6 series on the books, fans spend most of their time watching MCU projects hunched over in their seats. Easter eggs can appear at any time in lines of dialogue, iconic comic book locations, and especially within the set, which continues to be the case with the latest ongoing story.
The king appears in the Loki season 2 set
A recently leaked set photo, via Redditconfirmed it Loki season 2 will present a world poster of “The Great” Kingo. The poster is for a movie starring Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo, an actor whose family has been the most famous in Hollywood for decades.
Revealed in Eternal ones that this long lineage of Bollywood stars was actually Kingo living his immortal life as a family of actors. This meant that every descendant of Kingo was actually Nanjiani’s Kingo who was the next big movie star.
The poster on his set Loki Season 2 is reminiscent of the posters Kingo keeps on his private jet.
This is a set photo from Loki Season 2 is being filmed outside the Noël Coward Theater in London, indicating that despite both Kingo and Loki being mundane characters, Loki will be back on Earth and in the 1970s in Season 2.
The Legend of Kingo Lives On
When it was revealed that the Eternals had been living among humans on Earth for centuries, many questions were raised. One of the biggest questions is, what have the Eternals been doing all this time? Some got jobs and made their way around the world. Others decided to withdraw into solitude and hide away from the people they once protected.
Kingo took a different route to enter the limelight and create a fantastic line of Bollywood superstars. Already mentioned in the MCU in Ms. Marvel, with Kamala and Kamran discussing the hierarchy of Bollywood acting. Another organic and seamless integration of one MCU project into another.
Interestingly, this poster will appear in his 2nd season Loki. Kingo reports on Eternal ones that he and Thor know each other, as Thor was a huge fan of his. This means that Loki might also know the great Bollywood actor Eternal. If Loki finds himself in London seeing Kingo on a poster, will he be looking at an old friend?
These Easter eggs bring the Marvel Cinematic Universe together in a woven tapestry of comic book movie nerds leaning forward like a Leonardo DiCaprio gif. Loki Season 2 will expand the Kingo legend while also expanding MCU connectivity.
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