Mahershala Ali was announced as the MCU’s Blade in 2019.
Director Kate Herron playfully dodged a question about the recent Blade easter egg in the fourth episode of Loki.
The fourth episode of Loki dropped numerous references and easter eggs to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe while also juggling important plotlines and revelations. With so much information packed in a swift 45-minute episode, it’s easy to forget (or completely miss) about some of the subtler hints and easter eggs that were dropped along the way. One throwaway line that has fans gleaming with excitement is when Mobius mentions that the TVA has had more hassle bringing in Loki and Sylvie than vampires and Titans. While we’ve been familiar with Titans in the MCU for a while, it’s the vampire mention that had many excited as it potentially teases Mahershala Ali’s Blade.
The MCU hasn’t formally introduced vampires into the fold, with the line from Mobius being the first mention of the blood-sucking creatures. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Loki director Kate Herron was asked to expand upon what could potentially be considered a Blade easter egg. Instead of putting forth a generic “You’ll have to wait and see,” answer, Kerron playfully dodged the question by saying it was better suited to be answered by MCU architect Kevin Feige.
“I would say you’d have to ask Kevin Feige [laughs]… That’s something with Marvel for sure.”
What do you think about Loki so far? Are you excited to see Mahershala Ali’s take on Blade? Comment below and let us know!
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.
The first four episodes are now streaming on Disney Plus, with new episodes set to be released on Wednesdays. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the series and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.
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