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11 Surprising Movies & TV Shows That Inspired Loki

If you love sci-fi and holiday movies, you’re in for a treat.

In addition to Marvel Easter eggs, the world of 'Loki' was inspired by shows and films from across the entertainment industry. Photo via Marvel Studios
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As early as Episode 1, Loki defined itself as a show comfortable in many genres and aesthetics — from retrofuturist sci-fi to shadowy noir and beyond. Here are 11 films and TV shows the Loki creators used as inspiration for the God of Mischief’s Disney+ debut.

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For director and executive producer Kate Herron, Guardians of the Galaxy was an important reference. “It set up a completely new part of MCU very successfully,” she tells Bustle, also praising the way its "spectacular, epic" elements are grounded by themes of family.