Loki is jam packed full of surprises (Picture: Courtesy of Marvel Studios/Disney Plus)
Warning: spoilers ahead for episode 2 of Loki.
Fans of Loki have gone wild after spotting a Photoshopped photo of Tom Hiddleston snuck into episode 2 of the Marvel series on Disney Plus thanks to ‘impressive detective skills’.
In the second instalment of the MCU show, Loki joins TVA agent Mobius M Mobius (Owen Wilson) on a mission to track down the rogue Loki variant causing havoc, who turns out to be Lady Loki (Sophia Di Martino).
Earlier on in the episode, Mobius explains that there are numerous variations of Loki in existence, showing the Minutemen and Loki what some of them look like by projecting them as holograms.
In a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, one of the Loki variants that appears shows the character grinning while wearing a bright yellow jersey and cycling shorts, having apparently just won the Tour de France, carrying the bowl trophy previously won by Bradley Wiggins.
One eagle-eyed fan quickly realised that this image was seemingly Photoshopped from a photograph previously taken of Tom on the set of Thor: Ragnarok, which captured the actor waving while wearing a black suit.
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‘HOLD UP , DID THEY USE THIS IMAGE?’ the Twitter user exclaimed in shock as they shared the two pictures side-by-side, the similarities undeniable.
One person excitedly said that they ‘knew they recognised it from somewhere’ while another said that they were ‘wondering why it looked so weirdly edited’.
Another fan said they were ‘laughing their a** off’ over the editing skills, with another praising the original poster for their ‘impressive detective skills’.
‘WAIT MARVEL REALLY USED THIS PICTURE??!! I JUST I CAN’T,’ someone else wrote in astonishment over the comparison.
While several iterations of Loki are shown in quick succession in episode two, the one that has piqued viewers’ interest the most is of course Lady Loki.
It was previously rumoured that Sophia had been cast in the role, with the final moments of the episode final confirming it.
After stealing reset charges from TVA agents every time she launched an attack, Lady Loki uses them to set off a chain reaction, causing a catastrophic breach to the ‘sacred timeline’ as multiple branches are created.
Lady Loki then escapes the TVA by walking through a portal she has created… with Loki promptly following her through, much to Mobius’ dismay.
Could episode three see the two Lokis team up? Or will Loki seek to thwart Lady Loki’s master plan? Only time will tell.
Loki returns on Wednesday and is available to watch on Disney Plus.
Credit: Original article published here.