The MCU Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Ms. Marvel Episode 2

Since Kamala Khan is such a fan of the Avengers, it's no surprise that there are a ton of references to Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the first episode of "Ms. Marvel" on Disney+. The scenes in Avengers Con alone were a cornucopia of Easter eggs. But when it comes to the second episode titled "Crushed," despite the connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe being a bit more subtle this time around, they were certainly still there for eagle-eyed or eagle-eared (if that's a thing) True Believers to find.

However, the Easter eggs in the second episode aren't just there for funsies. One of them raises some interesting questions about what's been going on behind the scenes with a certain government organization that we've seen in Tom Holland's Spider-Man movies and heard about since the House of Ideas' early forays into film and television thanks to "Iron Man" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

But that's getting a little ahead of ourselves. Let's talk about some of the fun stuff first.

The rest of this article contains details that may be considered SPOILERS for "Ms. Marvel" episode two. Proceed with caution.

A great Bollywood dynasty

Just like many beloved teen movie meet-cutes, Kamala meets dreamy new student Kamran at Zoe Zimmer's party (following his Phoebe Cates in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" entrance). After he saves her and her friends from the cops who were breaking up the party, they exchange numbers and plan to hang out later for a "driving lesson." Seeing as this didn't end up being as much of a crash course as her driver's test, the duo celebrated by grabbing a bite to eat at Bombay Spice. Before they were interrupted by Kamala's brother Aamir and his fiancé Tyesha, Kamala and Kamran were talking about Bollywood movies. He teases her about having a crush on Kingo, who her mom is obsessed with. That's when he reveals that his mom is still obsessed with Kingo Sr.

"Eternals" fans will remember Kingo as the character portrayed by Kumail Najiani. Initially a member of the cosmic-powered group of heroes along with Ikaris, Sersi, and the rest of Arishem's children, he left that life behind to settle in India and become a Bollywood star. Seeing as he doesn't age, he kept his career going by claiming to be a part of a prestigious lineage of actors. So not only is he working as a renowned actor, dancer, and director, but he's also playing the parts of his own father, grandfather, and great-grandfather as well.

Despite a questionable decision he made in the movie, Kingo was one of the best parts of "Eternals." While this wasn't a physical cameo, it's still great to see the character live on in "Ms. Marvel." And that doesn't mean that an appearance in the flesh won't happen. Maybe in the future (possibly in "The Marvels") Mrs. Khan will get to meet her celebrity crush. Fingers crossed.

Bro. Bro? Bro!

The next reference to connect "Ms. Marvel" to the MCU at large is a truck shown in the credits of the episode. As we see Executive Producer Victoria Alonso's name appear on our screens, a truck bearing the Trust A Bro Moving Company logo drives down the street.

First seen in the Disney+ show "Hawkeye" as they crossed paths with Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, Trust A Bro is one of the many fronts used by the Tracksuit Mafia. These mostly small-time crooks are a division of the crime syndicate run by Wilson Fisk. They were also among those targeted by Barton during his time as Ronin after the Blip. Previously, they had been under the command of William Lopez until his death. He was succeeded by his daughter Maya Lopez until she found out Fisk's part in her father's death and defected from the group.

If you were wondering what sort of things the Tracksuit Mafia have been up to since their run in with Hawkeye and Hawkguy, it seems like they've expanded their business into Jersey City. Could this mean that a Hawkeye team-up is in Ms. Marvel's future? Probably not in this series, but never say never. As for the bros themselves, there's a good chance that they'll pop up in the upcoming "Echo" series starring Alaqua Cox.

Even dead, I'm the hero

The final Easter egg in the latest episode of "Ms. Marvel" is a throwback to "Spider-Man: Far From Home." In Spidey's second solo outing in the MCU, Peter Parker was gifted a pair of glasses following Tony Stark's death. But these weren't just fashionable eyewear for Iron Man's young protege. They were connected to the augmented reality security, defense, and artificial tactical intelligence system known as E.D.I.T.H.

As Peter found out while testing the system and almost killing one of his classmates, E.D.I.T.H. uses highly sophisticated drones connected to Stark Industries' global satellite network to aid the hero in protecting the Earth. Although, he is tricked into granting access to this powerful system to Quentin Beck, which he uses to amplify Mysterio's nefarious plans. Seeing the type of damage this technology can do in the wrong hands, the Department of Damage Control confiscates the glasses from Peter after he's revealed to be Spider-Man and deactivates the system.

Or do they? When the DODC are in pursuit of Ms. Marvel, she's chased down an alley by some pretty high-tech drones. Upon closer examination, they are in fact the same drones that are utilized by E.D.I.T.H.

Damage Control (who were once meant to star in their own Marvel Television series) has gone from being a subsidiary of Stark Industries and S.H.I.E.L.D. that cleans up after global disasters to an executive branch of the United States government tasked with seizing dangerous artifacts and apprehending enhanced individuals. Based on the government's stance on superheroes in the past, largely thanks to the influence of General Thunderbolt Ross, it's definitely likely that any tech that Damage Control acquires can be adapted to be used to police people with powers, as seen with Kamala.

A suit of armor around the world

Obviously, this episode doesn't get too deep into the extent of the DODC using E.D.I.T.H. for their missions or the implications of what their access to this tech could mean for the MCU if left unchecked, but it does raise some interesting questions. For example, does Damage Control have too much power now? And if this is how they treat a street-level hero like Ms. Marvel, what are their protocols for the bigger names like Captain America, the Hulk, or Captain Marvel? It's pretty clear that their pursuit of Kamala hasn't ended here, so maybe we'll get some answers before the end of the season. But either way, it looks like Damage Control has been slowly and secretly gaining power, which means that they could be key players as Phase Four progresses.

New episodes of "Ms. Marvel" are available on Disney+ every Wednesday.