LOKI - Upcoming Disney + series Planned Much Before the Release of Avengers: Infinity War
“I knew about six weeks before the worldwide release of Avengers: Infinity War.” Tom Hiddleston said in an interview with MTV News.
It is clear that Tom Hiddleston already knew much before the release of Avengers: Infinity War, that a six-episode Disney + series LOKI is going to be released somewhere in the spring of 2021. But he had to do quite a bit of press for Avengers: Infinity War pretending he knew nothing.
Since the character falls at the hands of Thanos early on during Avengers: Infinity War a lot of Marvel fans bummed for a long time, everyone thought it was the end of the mischievous adoptive brother of Thor, but again appeared in Avengers: Endgame during a “time heist” that revisited the events of The Avengers. Of course, if Loki didn’t reappear in Endgame, we might not have the Loki series at all. And it was eventually confirmed that the version of Loki who escaped with the Tesseract because of the Time Heist in Avengers: Endgame would be the focus of the Disney + show.
Fans get excited and curious when the news of the Loki TV series first broke almost a year ago and it was revealed that shows starring Loki and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch were in development for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. More details emerged at Comic-Con this year. But, six weeks is long enough to hold on to a piece of Marvel’s plans and not to say anything.
Hiddleston made his MCU debut as Loki in 2011’s Thor. Tom Hiddleston has so far played Loki in six MCU movies. Loki is Thor’s little brother and the god of mischief finally got his solo series on Disney Plus. In addition to Loki, there will be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Hawkeye. All of the Marvel/Disney+ series will be debuting on the platform through 2021, and are considered a part of the larger MCU Phase 4 narrative which was announced at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
What Storyline Will MCU will follow for LOKI? Is Loki dead or alive after Infinity War?
It was confirmed during Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con that the upcoming Disney Plus TV show Loki will follow the version of Loki who escaped with the Tesseract during Avengers: Endgame. In original Loki has died at the beginning of the Infinity War.
The version of the Loki that will be shown in the series Loki will be similar as he was in The Avenger(2012). You’ll recall that during Avengers: Endgame, one of the periods the starring heroes traveled back to was the aftermath of the Battle of New York, and unfortunately, the Loki of that time escaped custody and stole the Tesseract, a.k.a. the Space Stone.
The Loki series will pick up with that Loki and show what happened to him following Endgame. Strongly the change that Avengers created during their visit to the past in Endgame did, in fact, create alternate timelines. That means that there’s a universe out there where a villainous Loki still has his hands on the Tesseract and then he interferes with human history via his means of time travel.
Alternatively, this may be a prequel series set before the events of Thor. The first image from the show confirmed that the first episode will include traveling of Loki to different years considerably 1975 based on the image where Jaws hitting in theaters. The questions pop up that how far Tom Hiddleston will be featured in the series, Loki’s age has yet to be specified, but he has been around for thousand already. Depending on just how far back in time the series travels, there may be a need for young Loki to cast but still, it is only a rumor and right now that doesn’t appear to be in the slate.
Whatever the situation one thing is sure we will see a Loki similar to the one in The Avengers 2012 villainous and mischief but may be not too aggressive, because it is already confirmed that Loki was being mind-controlled by Thanos during The Avengers whereas this time the situation is pretty much different.
It’s not surprising that Marvel wants to give fans more of Loki. The character is one of the MCU’s most popular villains, and is often considered a standout of the Thor franchise. There’s still a lot we don’t know about Loki, including what other Marvel characters will come up in it or is there any new introduction that will take a major place in future MCU movies. It’s unclear when the next big piece of information will arrive, but since the show is still nearly two years away, expect it sooner rather than later.