Maximum enthusiasts may already know what the habitual “Star Wars” reference within the MCU is: a number of characters get their arms or their fingers chopped off. It is a nod to “Star Wars: The Empire Moves Again,” during which Darth Vader (Marcel Earl Jones) cuts off Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) hand all through the overall combat in Cloud Town in a while ahead of the all-too-famous disclose that Vader is Luke’s father.
Kevin Feige showed to CinemaBlend in 2015 that this “Star Wars” reference “did not get started out as intentional, however it become intentional.” He defined, “It kind of occurs in each ‘Star Wars’ movie, however I used to be kind of taking a look at it, ‘Ok, is Segment 2 our ‘Empire Moves Again’?’ Now not actually, however tonally issues are a bit other. … Someone will get their arm bring to a halt in each Segment 2 movie — each unmarried one.”
In “Loki” Episode 5, there is a good second the place Alligator Loki (sure, you learn that proper) assaults President Loki (sure, you additionally learn that proper) in an underground bunker, biting his hand off and leaving a bloody stump instead. It is arduous no longer to see this as but any other “Star Wars” reference within the MCU. But it surely is also noticed as a nod to “Thor: The Darkish International.” Within the sequel flick, Loki pretends to lower Thor’s hand off within the ultimate combat in opposition to the Darkish Elves as some way of tricking the villains into considering that they had the higher hand (no pun supposed).
A “Star Wars” Easter egg that concurrently references the MCU? Kevin Feige is superb at multitasking.