Marvel fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to some pretty epic news over the weekend. From revealing the first LGBT+ super hero in the MCU to the announcement of who would be the female Thor, the event had its fair share of big announcements. Perhaps one of the most interesting things we found out was about none other than Loki, God of Mischief, who apparently didn’t die at the hands of Thanos in “Avengers: Endgame.” Here’s what we know about the show so far.
The Loki we’ll see in the upcoming Disney+ show isn’t the same Loki who was killed by Thanos. No, this Loki actually escaped from New York city with the Space Stone, as we saw in “Avengers: Endgame.”
If you recall from the film, the Avengers traveled back in time to retrieve all of the Infinity Stones from various timelines in order to reverse the aftermath of Thanos’s snap. But when they got to New York City and encountered Loki, the mischievous god escaped with the Space Stone in tow. He thereby created his own timeline in which he is actually still alive, even though he was dead in another timeline. This new series in development for Disney+ follows Loki on this other timeline after he stole the Space Stone.
This was news to many Marvel fans at San Diego Comic-Con, but if you’ve been following what’s to come for the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a while now, you probably aren’t surprised. During a May interview, the Russo brothers revealed that “Endgame” deals with branched realities and alternate universes, and Loki created his own timeline the minute he teleported away with the Space Stone.
And because there are plenty of various realities and scenarios after the events of “Endgame,” it’s possible for master manipulator Loki to be fully alive and well, even though one version of him was killed by Thanos.
Marvel also revealed the logo for “Loki” last month. In the photo above, we can see a shot of Loki walking a busy city street with the film “Jaws” being advertised in the background, which indicates that part of the series will take place when “Jaws” hit theaters in 1975. Since we know that the series takes place in an alternate timeline than the present, it may be safe to assume that Loki took the Space Stone back a few decades.
We’re not exactly sure what to expect from the show when it premieres in a few years (Tom Hiddleston himself has even teased that the show will be a change of pace for the character), but from what we can tell so far, we’re in for a fun and mischievous ride.
“Just about the last thing that happened to him was he got Hulk smashed,” Hiddleston said. “So there’s a lot of psychological evolution that is still yet to happen. Kevin has generously showed me what his plans are. It’s one of the most exciting creative opportunities I’ve come across. This is new territory, a new world, new challenges I can’t wait to get started.”
We’re going to have to wait until 2021 to see Loki again in his own Disney+ series, but that’s okay. We’ll have plenty of Marvel films in Phase 4 to satisfy us until then.