You by no means know when a Marvel and even Star Wars TV present goes to spring a post-credits scene on you as of late, and Loki’s season 2 premiere episode isn’t any totally different.
What’s enjoyable about this explicit scene is the hat tip it makes to a much-beloved period of Thor comics, in a time when Asgard was very totally different than the way in which it’s depicted within the MCU. So right here’s the comics lowdown on Loki’s new credit scene, with affirmation from Loki government producer Kevin Wright.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for Loki season 2, episode 1.]
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Within the fast scene, we’re reintroduced to Sylvie, the rogue Loki variant whom a lot of Loki season 1 revolved round. Since killing He Who Stays on the finish of final season, she’s efficiently made her escape. She steps out of a time door in — because the chyron tells us — Broxton, Oklahoma. Then she walks right into a McDonald’s and, with an air of satisfaction, says she’d prefer to strive every thing.
What’s Broxton, Oklahoma?
Broxton is an actual city in Oklahoma. However on this planet of Marvel Comics, it featured largely in Thor tales of the late ’00s and early ’10s. It was a interval wherein Ragnarok had lastly worn out the Asgardians, and Thor had simply fought his approach again from the void, solely to search out the spirits of his folks had been embodied in human kind with no data of their godly origin.
In his seek for all of them, Thor needed to arrange a house base someplace, and since he occurred to have reentered the mortal airplane simply outdoors of Broxton, Oklahoma, he summoned Asgard’s capital metropolis to drift above it. From 2007’s Thor #1 till 2014’s Thor: God of Thunder #24, the Asgardians retained a particular relationship with Broxton’s residents, and Asgard remained a floating metropolis above a small city within the American Southwest. (Till an evil billionaire purchased the entire city and compelled the Asgardians out to make Thor mad.)
The Sylvie of Loki on Disney Plus even has an additional tie to Broxton: Her comedian e-book namesake was a citizen of Broxton (type of, it’s difficult).
What’s Sylvie doing in Broxton?
Properly, on the very least, it looks like she needs some McDonald’s.
“It’s largely a tip of the hat to followers,” Kevin Wright, government producer on Loki season 2, informed Polygon about Broxton, “And just a bit little bit of a nod to the DNA of [Sylvie].”
“It felt fortuitous, in a way,” Wright mentioned, “that as we had been trying to inform the story of the place Sylvie went after leaving the Citadel on the finish of time, that she could be actually intrigued by a standard life, a small life, one thing quiet, a city the place she might make pals and do [this normal thing]. Would she keep there ceaselessly? Who is aware of? However I feel that might be intriguing; [if you were] any person who grew up in apocalypses, you may go, I wish to go see the other of that, a quiet, sleepy city. And Broxton is 100% that.”
What extra can we anticipate from Broxton, Oklahoma? Will Sylvie be making a brief keep or a protracted one? For that, we’ll must maintain watching Loki season 2.