Loki Director Kate Herron has opened up about the mystery spaceship spotted in the last episode of the first season. The fleeting moment was nothing more than a nod, but it still left fans wondering.
There was a lot to digest in the last episode of Loki. We were not only introduced to a new major villain, but we also witnessed a double cross by Loki variant Sylvie. Twists aside, Loki’s first season was a success, receiving an average score of 4.3 out of 5 on Rotten Tomatoes.
Loki will return
The next season of the show is already underway, as one writer recently confirmed they had started writing the story for the second season. There are no details on what the second season will involve. However, we can probably assume we’ll see more of the Kang the Conqueror.
Season two is a few years away, however there’s still plenty to digest from the first season of the show. Herron addressed the origins of the starship in a recent interview with Cinemablend, laying fan questions to rest.
An MCU nod
Herron discussed the scene: “So I would say that, for the spaceship, it was a fun Marvel nod. We had a homepage to Contact, but I was like, 'Okay, how can we get this a bit more MCU flavor?'
“So it was kind of [like] picking some... I would say if people look at the ship, they will recognize it. It's been in a few things,” added Herron. The director wanted to add “a bit more MCU flavour” to the show’s last episode and said that “if people look at the ship closely, they will recognise it”.
The MCU nod Herron is referring to is the Quinjet, which is a VTOL aircraft which has been seen in various Avengers movies. The ship, which was built by Tony Stark, only flashed up briefly, but was definitely visible.