An funny Easter egg in Spider-Man: Homecoming may have set up Asgard's return in Thor: Love & Thunder, forever altering the MCU.
The return of the Asgardians in Thor: Love & Thunder may have been hinted to in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Even though it was renowned as the Eternal Realm, Asgard was ultimately doomed to perish. In Thor: Ragnarok, the God of Thunder opted to destroy Asgard in a last-ditch effort to stop his sister Hela from wreaking havoc across the universe. The refugees fled to Earth, eventually founding New Asgard. This relocation may hold the key to the Asgardians' destiny in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the first Thor film, there appeared to be roughly 50,000 Asgardians, but only 3,000 to 5,000 managed to escape Hela's reign of terror and the devastation of Asgard. Unfortunately, Thanos decided to target them, and he slaughtered half of them as part of his crazy plan to rebalance the cosmos, leaving only 1,500 to 2,500 Asgardians alive. The people of Asgard have suffered greatly, coming dangerously close to extinction but surviving.
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However, it's vital to note that Ragnarok is both the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next in Norse mythology. The Norse gods may have been extinguished, but it's plausible – perhaps likely – that they will return. Despite her recent absence from the MCU, Jane Foster's metamorphosis into the Mighty Thor might easily foretell the start of the next cycle. In fact, because to the prominence and popularity of the Korean Church of Asgard, a little detail from Spider-Man: Homecoming may have already established the framework for Asgard's resurrection. The presence of the Church, and the faith it presumably inspires, may be the key to Asgard's survival, despite being initially misinterpreted as a cunning Easter egg.
The Korean Church Of Asgard in Spider-Man: Homecoming is explained.
With a chapter of the Korean Church of Asgard in New York, a subtle detail in Spider-Man: Homecoming hinted at a rebirth of the Norse faith in the MCU. People are far more likely to believe in gods after seeing Thor Odinson fighting Chitauri invaders in the skies, therefore it makes reasonable that folks in the MCU would revere the Norse gods. The Norse faith is undoubtedly flourishing now that the Asgardian refugees have arrived on Earth. This corresponds to clues in set photographs from Thor: Love & Thunder that New Asgard has become a tourist destination, most likely as a result of pilgrimages.
The resurrection of Asgardian religion was very certainly intended as a joke, a humorous detail inserted in to help flesh out their shared universe. Marvel's greatest strength, despite its carefully crafted reputation for long-term planning, is actually its adaptability. As a result of Moon Knght episode 6, this Easter egg may have become even more essential.
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The Egyptian gods were introduced to the MCU through the Disney+ TV programme Moon Knight. These aliens were unlike the Asgardians in that most of them operated on Earth through avatars, but two of them appeared directly on Earth in Moon Knight episode 6, battle in the skies over Egypt. Khonshu couldn't help but notice that Ammit was significantly more powerful than her. "Oh, Khonshu, for a god, you're short on faith," she mocked, alluding to the concept that faith empowers gods. Khonshu only had one true follower, Moon Knight, whereas she had cultists all across the world who were eager to die for her. This single piece of conversation introduces a traditional fantasy motif within the MCU, one that has been employed by authors as diverse as Terry Pratchett and Trudi Canavan, in which the gods and humans effectively coexist. It even explains the so-called "Great Rift" between the Egyptian gods and humanity, as their worship had waned over millennia, leaving them vulnerable. All of Marvel's pantheons, presumably, work in the same way.
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Unfortunately, this concept renders Thor and Odin's abilities somewhat perplexing, as there appears to be no link between their abilities and faith at first appearance. Only a few Asgardians appear to have possessed divine powers, but the remainder of their race could have been energised by the rest of their race, who served as a sort of faith batteries instead of humans. This would explain why, in the first Thor film, Odin sought to present Thor to all Asgardians in order to assure their faith in his son. Thor's powers undoubtedly strengthened following the events of Thor: The Dark World, when the Nine Realms learnt of his bravery. Of course, this would mean that Odin's statements in Thor: Ragnarok - that Asgard is a people, not a place - were more accurate than even Thor thought.
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This notion was inspired from J. Michael Straczynski's legendary Thor run, and it's completely feasible that Asgard may return to the MCU. This was set after the last Ragnarok, with Thor feeling he had finally put an end to the cycle of death and rebirth, but in doing so, he had also put an end to the gods. To his amazement, his old host/avatar Donald Blake opposed him, insisting that gods and humans shared a symbiotic religious relationship. ""If it is up mortals to decide whether the gods exist, then I say that they live on, in the hearts, souls, and brains of mortals," he said Thor. They simply need to be discovered and reawakened." Thor restored Asgard on Earth and drew the gods' essences from human humans who had been associated with them, proving Blake true.
The potential of Asgard's return has been hinted at in set images from Thor: Love & Thunder, and this idea explains how that could happen. If faith in the gods is the source of their power, the revival of Norse religion hinted at in Spider-Man: Homecoming means Thor and the Asgardians will have access to far more power than ever before. Thor could then restore Asgard on Earth, effectively resurrecting all those who died when the so-called Realm Eternal was destroyed; moreover, because these gods were resurrected through the faith of humans who had never seen Asgardians, Marvel would have the perfect opportunity to recast anyone, including himself. to present fresh variations of well-known gods that may be utilised in inventive new ways As a result, Spider-Man: Homecoming could be a crucial prequel to Thor: Love & Thunder and beyond.