Star Wars: Did The Mandalorian Feature a Hidden Thor: Ragnarok Reference?

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It's a Star Wars tradition to watch out for certain Easter Eggs in the films and shows. The same thing can be said about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But did The Mandalorian actually feature a subtle reference to the MCU? Some fans have pointed out that director Taika Waititi may have managed to sneak in a Thor: Ragnarok Easter Egg in Chapter 8: Redemption.

In the season finale of The Mandalorian, Moff Gideon revealed Mando's real name to be Din Djarin and that he didn't actually come from Mandalore. Instead, the boy was taken in by the Mandalorians (who looked a lot like the Death Watch).

The revelation was supposed to be a diss on Djarin's true origins but he had an awesome slapback at Gideon. "Mandalorian isn't a race. It's a creed," he says.

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Wait, does that sound familiar? It somehow echoes Odin's words in Ragnarok when Thor told him that Hela had taken over their home. "Asgard is not a place, never was," the All-Father said. "Asgard is where our people stand." You can watch the clip below.

It's not a direct reference to Ragnarok but we're not surprised that there are some similarities to the lines because Waititi is involved. Although it's unclear if Waititi had anything to do with the writing, it's still awesome to note the parallels between Ragnarok and the season finale of The Mandalorian.

All eight episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1 is currently streaming on Disney+. The series is expected to return in Fall this year.

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