Endgame Set Up the Loki Series:
Comicbook.com’s Quarantine watch party of Avengers: Endgame brought in a lot of revelations from writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. We actually got clarity upon the fact that Captain America was not fully worthy of Mjolnir in Age of Ultron. We got to know who Hulk would’ve met in the Soul World after he snapped. It was also revealed that the writers considered making Bucky the next Captain America. They confirmed the Namor set up for the MCU’s future. And now, they’ve stated something interesting about the Loki cameo in Avengers: Endgame.
They were asked by a fan whether they were asked to bring Loki back and set up his solo series for Disney+. Apparently they said that this wasn’t the case as they just used Loki to conveniently ruin the heist and send Steve & Tony to closure land back in the 70s. Here’s what they replied:
This statement for sure has to be half of the truth. Obviously Loki’s escape had set up his alternate timeline solo show. The fans loved seeing villain Loki and that is what Marvel is giving us. Avengers: Endgame was the end of the line for a few heroes, but even more than that, it was a new beginning for other MCU heroes. It had set up Hawkeye’s solo series, Thor 4 & maybe even Black Widow in some way. There were Easter Eggs laid for the arrival of three big name heroes in particular – Captain Britain, Namor & Beta Ray Bill. And then there’s Loki who got the most unique set up for his series.
Watching Marvel movies over the years, we’ve realized that nothing they do is by accident. They plant seeds and wait for them to sprout into big trees with solid foundations. Black Panther got is first Easter Egg placed back in Iron Man 2. Then Captain America brought in the whole Vibranium scenario. Finally, Age of Ultron acted as a major set up for Black Panther’s arrival in Civil War. Just like Black Panther, Namor was also planted in Iron Man 2. Only it has taken Namor longer than Black Panther to emerge from his underwater land of the living.
The Mandarin turned out to be an Imposter in Iron Man 3, but Marvel didn’t drop the big Iron Man villain there. They continued setting him up with a short film and Ant-Man. Now we’d see his arrival in the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings. Just like that Loki’s escape with the Tesseract is surely not an accident. It was planned and don’t be surprised if the first scene of the Loki series is actually Loki ending up somewhere in 2012 with the Tesseract in his hand.
Over the past few months, rumors have more or less confirmed that since it is a time traveling show (with the TVA playing an active role), Kang will be involved in some way. Co-director Joe Russo explained the intent behind the Loki scene in Endgame. He said:
“The intent was that he was going to correct the past timelines at the point that the stones left 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.”
Anthony Russo continued – “We’re dealing with this idea of multiverses and branched realities, so there are many realities.”
Loki had only begun shooting but the Coronavirus had put its production on halt. Now, it will certainly be delayed to late 2021. It was supposed to arrive in February or March 2021, but now we should expect it somewhere between September & December. Are you psyched about the series? Tell us in the comments.
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