Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe main timeline is dead. Killed by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. While the titan declared no more resurrections for the trickster that didn’t mean we couldn’t have another iteration. Fans were left wondering if Loki’s actions in Avengers: Endgame would lead to anything later in the movie. While Loki from 2012 didn’t pop up in Endgame, him taking the Tesseract and escaping through a portal opens up possibilities. Possibilities that will be explored in the Loki series on Disney+
Actor Tom Hiddleston stopped by EW to talk about his Broadway debut in Betrayal, which fellow Marvel actor Charlie Cox is in; and spoke a little about his excitement for the Loki show.
“It’s very, very exciting because in many ways it’s the character you know, but in a context you’ve never seen him in before. And if I say any more, I’m gonna say too much. So that’s what’s so thrilling — there’s so much to explore that I haven’t yet explored. That’s very exciting.”
Previously, at SDCC; Hiddleston talked about the Loki we will see in the series. This is not the Loki who experienced the events of Thor: The Dark World, Ragnarok, or Infinity War. This Loki is fresh off of getting Hulk-smashed and remember, he had waged war against Earth. Against his brother Thor. It’s also a Loki that has not lost his mother Frigga yet. Will we still see that redeemable Loki or will this one be more cunning and sinister? Will the events of the main MCU still happen or did he change the events of that Loki all together?
“Just about the last thing that happened to him was he got Hulk-smashed. So there’s a lot of psychological evolution that is still yet to happen. [Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige] has generally shown me what his plans are. I can’t tell you any of them, but it is one of the most exciting creative opportunities I think I’ve ever come across. This is new territory, a new world, new challenges, and I cannot wait to get started.”
We will see Loki on Disney+ in spring of 2021.
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