- Marvel is working on a highly-anticipated moment involving Loki in the wider MCU, satisfying fans’ longing for a reunion between Loki and Thor.
- The goal of the first two seasons of Loki has been to emotionally develop Loki so that a meeting with Thor can be truly fulfilling.
- There is potential for many more stories to be told in the “Loki” world and other worlds connected to the character, indicating that Loki’s journey is far from over.
Loki season 2producer Kevin Wright revealed that one highly-sought Marvel Cinematic Universe moment that fans are invested in is in the works at the studio.
Lokidetails the adventures of a variant of the trickster god following his theft of the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame.The series sees him apprehended by the Time Variance Authority, an agency dedicated to monitoring and policing the timeline. The show’s first season was a massive success, highlighting how Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is one of the MCU’s most changed characters, having evolved into a more endearing figure throughout his MCU stay.
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Loki season two was quickly renewed for Disney Plus, which series executive producer Wright discussed with Variety. During the interview, Wright was questioned about Loki joining the wider MCU at some point in the future, and he touched on a popular fan request in his response. “I don’t want to — yeah. I think the sun shining on Loki and Thor once again has always been the priority of the story we’re telling,” Wright explained, referencing the popular viewer longing for the two brothers to reunite on the big screen. “But for that meeting to really be fulfilling, we have to get Loki to a certain place emotionally. I think that’s been the goal of these two seasons.”
While a deleted scene has shown a Thor cameo intended for Loki season 1, the two have had little to do with one another since they last met on the big screen, with Loki’s multiversal adventures not coinciding with his brother’s battle against Gorr the God Butcher. The reunion of the two will be an instant fan-favorite moment, and it would inject some much-needed emotional weight into the post-Infinity saga MCU, a fact that doesn’t seem lost on the showrunners backstage. The show also seemingly has more mileage on it, with Wright also noting, “I also think that where this show goes, there certainly can be many, many, many more stories told with Loki in the ‘Loki’ world, and in other worlds connected to Loki, the character.”
While this is good news, the scope of Loki’s eventual reunion might be held back by Marvel’s TV characters potentially struggling to move to films. While the showrunners behind the show have expressed an interest in the TVA and other characters introduced in Loki playing a bigger part in the MCU, that integration might be easier said than done.
Loki season 2 premieres on Disney Plus on October 5, 2023.
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