The second season of “Loki” wrapped in early October of 2022, months before the allegations against Majors. So He Who Remains looms large over the production, even though he wasn’t there in person for episode 1. There is a statue of Kang as the episode begins, and Loki sees a panel behind the desk of Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who also wasn’t in the episode) with five Kang faces on it.
We also hear a recording of Kang’s voice when Loki turns on a reel-to-reel recorder. Loki hears Kang’s voice saying, “You are quite alarming. I will be proud to lead with you. You made a difference in this war. Thank you for being on my team.” Then Loki rewinds a bit and hears Kang say the words before that part. “For us. For all time.” Then a woman says, “Always.” You can see what’s coming, right? Then we hear that Kang’s words came after he says, “Ravonna Renslayer.”
As you may know, Ravonna and Kang are romantically involved in the comics, and from the tone of his voice, we may be seeing that happen. Plus, we know from the trailers that we’re going to see the Victor Timely version of He Who Remains in the early 20th century, and Ravonna appears to be there as well, in period costume.