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Loki Director Addresses Huge X-Men Easter Egg in Episode 2

Loki director addresses the X-Men Easter Egg that was spotted in the second episode of Loki Season 2.
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It looks like another tease of the X-Men coming to the MCU happened in the latest episode of Marvle’s Loki! Fans have been eagerly waiting for the X-Men to make their appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been many moments in the MCU where we have all expected to hear about mutants and possibly have the X-Men make their appearances.

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Other than in the Deadpool films, Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier was featured in last year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Namor (Tenoch Huerta) was the first character to say the word “mutant” in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which made clear that we are getting closer to seeing the X-Men sooner than later. An X-Men easter egg was featured in last week’s episode of Loki and the series director addresses it by stating that “it wasn’t really planned.”

LOKI: THE PRODUCTION DESIGNER’S IDEA

In episode 2 of Loki, we find out General Dox is planning to prune every new branch to restore order. Loki and Mobius must stop this plan and the only way they could is to team up with Sylvie to save those timelines. There’s a piece of graffiti that is featured in the episode that reads “All M are brothers” which gives a nod to mutants.

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Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

According to series director Dan DeLeeuw, he says it was the show’s production designer Kasra Farahani who added that in the show. He stated the following:

“That’s the art department, Kasra, our production designer, is a genius with all the sets, and then in the overall design of the filming, and you can see with the posters in the TVA, if you let the art department run with something, they will just come up with amazing ideas that have a story behind them. But it’s something you never would have anticipated showing up on set. It wasn’t really planned.”

-Dan DeLeeuw-

Kasra Farahani has been a production designer and artist for Marvel Studios in various projects like Loki, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, and Thor.

MUTANTS IN THE MCU

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Despite no Marvel X-Men film being in production, there are a few characters that have been seen in the MCU. If one can remember correctly, in She-Hulk, there is a moment where a headline reads “Man fights with metal claws in a bar brawl.” This was a clear reference to Logan himself, Wolverine. Mutants were officially confirmed in the MCU via Ms. Marvel when Kamala Khan’s best friend, Bruno, told her that her DNA had some type of mutation.

Other characters that were featured in the MCU were El Aguila and Mr. Immortal. Both characters appeared in She-Hulk and even though they were not named mutants, they have the same powers as their mutant comic counterparts.

Namor in Black Panther

El Aguila was trained in the art of swordsmanship. He was a champion for the poor of New York City, stopping criminals such as drug dealers and slum lords. In the comics, he once had some conflict with Hawkeye while investigating Cross Technological Enterprises (better known as Cross Technologies that appeared in the first Ant-Man film).

Mr. Immortal was supposedly the first )and only) member of the species Homo Supreme but he would present himself as a mutant in the comics. An Inhuman character named Deathurge claimed that Mr. Immortal would eventually be the sole survivor of the universe and learn the “grand secret” that was set to reveal itself at the end of everything.

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It’s fun to see some mutants being seen in the MCU. Even though we won’t be seeing the X-Men until later on, we are hoping to see more mutants showing up in MCU projects along the way.

What do you guys think? What mutant would you like to see in the MCU? Who’s your favorite mutant? Let us know and don’t forget to check out our socials! If you like articles like this one, make sure to follow us for more content.

SOURCE: Screen Rant

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