Marvel Studios’ newest, and one of its most anticipated, shows, Loki, premiered on June 9, on Disney+, and it already has rave reviews. The show takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and stars Tom Hiddleston — reprising his role as the God of Mischief — causing trouble and who knows what else in the Multiverse.
Since Loki disappeared with the Tesseract, and it is unknown as to whether or not he will return for future Marvel films, a series seems like the next logical step to let fans know what happens to one of their favorite villains. That seems even more true after the success of Marvel’s other series, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
However, Marvel President Kevin Feige recently revealed that Loki’s story was almost a short film!
Feige, along with Loki head writer, Michael Waldron, director Kate Herron, and cast members Hiddleston, Owen Wilson (Mobius M. Mobius), Gugu Mbatha–Raw, and Wunmi Mosaku recently sat down for a virtual press conference where Feige revealed the story that almost was.
“Early on, it was sort of thee low hanging fruit,” Feige said. “There was ideas for a short film going back almost a decade for Loki running a Studio 54 in the 70s. I think we had some concept art of him on a horse. Thankfully, thanks to Michael and Kate, the story became more interesting than that.”
It is interesting to hear that a concept for a Loki short film goes back so far — considering Loki was supposed to be killed off in Thor: The Dark World, which he was, but then he wasn’t. Marvel saw that Hiddleston’s Loki was so popular, it would be a mistake to kill him off.
Thor: The Dark World premiered in 2013 — which is almost a decade ago (where has the time gone?!) — so it seems that a Loki film could have come into the minds of Marvel around that time.
Loki will premier on Disney+ on June 9 and, according to head writer Michael Waldron, will have a major impact on the events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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