LOKI'S FUTURE IN THE MCU
By Chris Longo
The God of Mischief’s return has huge consequences for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The effortlessly charismatic Tom Hiddleston first portrayed Loki, the God of Mischief, in 2011’s Thor.
A decade later, Hiddleston gets top billing on Disney+ with the six-episode first season of Loki.
It’s been over two years since we last saw Loki in Avengers: Endgame which brought Marvel Studios’ Phase 3 to a thrilling conclusion.
In case you were living under a rock, the fan-favorite villain Loki didn’t make it out alive.
Or did he?
Loki died at the hands of Thanos before the snap whipped half of humanity out of existence.
To bring the fallen back, the remaining Avengers staged a “Time Heist.”
Their mission placed Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, and Scott Lang back at The Avengers’ Battle of New York in 2012.
An unfortunate mishap sent the Tesseract flying into the hands of an opportunistic Loki, who jumped through a wormhole.
This is the version of Loki we’ll meet when the new series debuts on Disney+ on June 9.
“With Loki taking the Tesseract, fans will see exactly what that action means and what a bigger ripple he’s made in time doing that,” Loki director Kate Herron explained.
But what exactly does this mean for Loki and his future in the MCU?
“It causes [Loki] to be more reflective about his actions and why he’s done what he’s done,” said Herron.
Hiddleston has been anything but shy about his intention to continue playing the beloved Marvel villain.
“Loki. More stories to tell. More mischief to make. More to come,” Hiddleston said when the show was first announced.