Loki (Tom Hiddleston) died at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and this time it wasn’t another fake death. However, fans got to see the beloved God of Mischief during a flashback scene in Avengers: Endgame where, by luck, he got his hands back on the Tesseract after the Battle of New York and disappeared to who knows what timeline.
“I can tell you this, actually,” Hiddleston said. “In the years since Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which came out this spring, two questions I have been asked [are] ‘Is Loki really dead?’ And ‘What is Loki doing with that cube?’ It’s always the cube, somehow. And this series will answer both of those questions.”
With the introduction of multiverses and timelines, the possibilities are endless for what stories could be told in the MCU. This can also make things a little confusing.
“The intent was that he was going to correct the past timelines at the point that the stones left,” co-director Joe Russo said. “Loki, when he teleports away with the Time Stone, would create his own timeline. It gets very complicated, but it would be impossible for [Cap] to rectify the timeline unless he found Loki. The minute that Loki does something as dramatic as take the Space Stone, he creates a branched reality.”
Loki was always shown as an antagonist in the Marvel movies, but his character was at times relatable to fans.
“It is a constant source of surprise and delight that these films have connected with people,” Hiddleston said. “I knew he was a complex figure. Intelligent yet vulnerable. Angry and lost and broken and witty. I thought it was an amazing opportunity and it’s grown into this network of movies. I could never have expected it.”
Loki will make its way to Disney+ in Spring 2021.