Marvel Studios' third Disney+ outing of 2021, Loki, helped the MCU make huge steps forward in its narrative by taking unexpected risks in its storytelling. With the introduction of a Kang the Conqueror Variant and the multiverse likely tearing apart at the seams, the ramifications from the final episode in Season 1 are likely to be felt for some time to come.
Disney+ also played host to the in-depth Marvel Studios: Assembled episode on Loki shortly after Season 1 ended, giving fans a wealth of behind-the-scenes details to dissect and analyze for the foreseeable future.
The hour-long entry provided a look into how key scenes and story details were brought to life while also giving a tease of certain elements that didn't make it into the streaming entry. One of these showcases Loki obtaining the six Infinity Stones in another timeline while concept art teased a cameo by Rocket Raccoon and the Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in the TVA during Episode 1.
In a new non-Assembled find concerning the season finale, a new intriguing artifact has shown itself from the Citadel at the End of Time in Episode 6.
“I AM IRON MAN”
Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson took to Twitter to showcase official concept art of He Who Remains’ office from Episode six of Marvel Studios' Loki.
The shelves are filled with dozens of ancient artifacts adorned on the walls from multiple historical periods like masks and fossils.
Amongst these items is a version of Tony Stark's Iron Man helmet from nearly a dozen Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in the Infinity Saga.
A LOOK BACK TO THE BEGINNING
Even considering how many other fun Easter eggs have popped up through the course of Loki, this one pays tribute to the MCU's earliest days as Phase 4 continues.
Thanks to the deep exploration of space and time in the God of Mischief's solo series, it seems only right that He Who Remains would get his hands on something from Tony Stark. Considering how many timelines the Kang Variant likely had pruned throughout his existence, it doesn't come as a shock that an Iron Man helmet would be something he'd want to keep in his collection.
Although Robert Downey Jr. has almost definitively hung up the flight stabilizers and left the MCU behind, his influence as Tony Stark can't be understated after more than a decade's worth of appearances.
As more concept art images and stories come out to the public, fans will keep on the lookout for more teases like this one, especially coming from the MCU's earliest days. This trend will continue when the MCU returns in just a few weeks as well with six more projects still set to debut before the year comes to an end.
All six episodes of Loki, as well as its episode of Marvel Studios: Assembled, are available to stream on Disney+.