This article contains Loki spoilers.
Though Marvel fans were excited to find out if Loki’s Mobius M. Mobius would ride a jet ski off into the sunset during the season finale earlier this month, it did not come to pass. But news of a Season 2 in the works during the end credits left the possibility open of Owen Wilson’s character finally living out his dream, and it seems that there were originally plans to include more of a backstory for Mobius in Season 1 that could now be explored in the next batch of episodes.
Loki director Kate Herron confirmed that there were once details on the page that went deeper with Mobius, but teased that not bringing his backstory to the screen during the first season meant that Season 2’s writers could choose to go in new directions with Mobius in the future.
“I think for us, we had spoken about, I think there were a few drafts of the script where you did see like a family or you did see a life, but I think we all kind of decided we don’t know what it is yet. And I think that’s exciting, right? Because it gives more road to travel with him. And I think it’s more painful when he is going to be deleted, him saying, ‘What if I had a family’ Because, maybe he did or maybe he didn’t, I don’t know where the writers will take his character,” Herron told Comicbook.
Wilson seemed to have a lot of fun playing the diligent Time Variance Authority analyst who became affected by Loki and Sylvie’s plight in Marvel’s critically acclaimed series, and that Season 2 cliffhanger certainly suggested that the actor would return to reprise the character alongside Tom Hiddleston’s titular God of Mischief, so talk of a deliberately unexplored Mobius backstory should leave fans optimistic.
“I think that the main thing we felt was that I think it was just that kind of in terms of amping up the tension, it was more effective, I think B-15, for example, her seeing her memories and seeing the impact that had upon her life,” she explained.
“And then I think that kind of echoes then across everyone in the TVA, because, you see how much it moves her and what she does because of what she sees. So I think for us, it felt like at least in this part of the show that we didn’t want to necessarily do flashbacks. But yeah, I think the writers and I definitely had spoken about it and explored it with the studio. But I think we all decided to, just in terms of when everything started to line up, oh, it’s actually better to play out this way and then it can be left open for future exploration basically.”
Disney+ has not yet set a release date for Loki Season 2.