Loki died in Avengers: Infinity War at the hands of the mad Titan. But he returned in Avengers: Endgame, albeit in a different timeline. But even in the most insignificant amount of screen time that he received in Avengers: Endgame, he still managed to mess that timeline up. He took the Tesseract, and fled, creating a whole different timeline. Typical Loki. And that is what paved way for the upcoming Loki series on Disney+, also named Loki.
Now, Marvel is all for keeping secrets. So, it comes as no surprise that everything about Loki was absolutely under wraps. What does come as surprise, though, is the fact that Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the MCU revealed itsy bitsy details about Loki in a recent interview with THR at the Shanghai International Film Festival which he attended to help promote the BAFTA Breakthrough China Initiative. The last time we heard of Loki, we did not know much. But this time around, we have a little bit more to say!
“Angry and lost and broken and witty”, that is how Hiddleston describes his character in the Marvel movies. Well, he couldn’t be more right. While speaking about Loki’s nature, the actor also expressed how excited he was about the upcoming project on Disnety+.
In the interview, he was asked about the TV series and his role in it, but he skillfully dodged the question by talking about Loki in generally. He wasn’t exactly being specific. Ah, well, we see you Tom, and we know what you are trying to do. This was his response to the question:
"It is a constant source of surprise and delight that these films have connected with people. I knew he was a complex figure. Intelligent yet vulnerable. Angry and lost and broken and witty. I thought it was an amazing opportunity and it’s grown into this network of movies. I could never have expected it. I feel very fortunate that this character has connected with people. "
Later, when he was asked where the series would take the character, all he said was that it would be a new departure for Loki. He also stated that he couldn’t elaborate any further on the topic.
The very first concept art for the series came earlier this month, when Marvel Studios’ head, Kevin Feige unveiled it. From the looks of it, the concept art is set in 1977. We are this sure about the year because of the Jaws banner in the background. 1977 is way before 2012, isn’t it? This, therefore, further cements the theory that there will be some sort of time travel involved in Loki. Now, the events that are going to take place in the Disney+ series will quite possibly intersect with the MCU. So there are also chances that we could get to see Loki in a future Marvel movie. And it is all the more plausible after Spider-Man: Far From Home established the multiverse in the MCU.
It is also possible that we could get to see Loki as the supervillain we knew back in 2012 in some part of the show. This theory stems from the fact that Avengers: Endgame showed Loki fleeing to who knows where right after the battle of New York in 2012. This means that his transition to an anti-hero hasn’t yet taken place. He hasn’t experienced the loss of his mother, Frigga. He hasn’t fought Hela. Thus, we might as well get to see Loki’s transition from a supervillain to an anti-hero to a hero. God knows I’ve been wanting that ever since Marvel established him as an anti-hero!
Rick and Morty writer Michael Waldron is all set to be the show-runner for Loki, but we still have no idea as to what we can really expect. The details about the show are scarce. We have established that Tom Hiddleston is going to reprise his titular role, but neither Marvel nor Tom Hiddleston have revealed any information about the show’s cast. Welp, surprise us, Marvel! I just hope the show blesses us with some Thor and Loki moments. The Disney+ service launches in November 2019. But when we will see Loki on the streaming service is still quite unclear.