MCU fans were introduced to Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the blockbuster Marvel film, Thor, following which the God of Mischief truly realized his villainous ambitions in The Avengers where he embarked on unleashing an army of Chitauri in New York. Even though Loki entered the Marvel cinematic universe as the Big Bad, his impish charm and empathetic character arc instantly made him an absolute favorite! That’s why of all deaths in The Infinity War, Loki’s demise at the hands of Thanos was one of those that hit the hardest. But no worries as the adopted Asgardian prince is all set to return in his own Disney+ series where he will be exploring ‘other versions’ of himself.
For those who don’t know, Tom Hiddleston will not be the Loki we lost in the initial minutes of Avengers: Infinity War. This is the Loki that never went through the whole redemption arc that started with Thor: Dark World and ended with him being killed by Thanos for trying to double-cross him. Now, the God of Mischief we will soon be meeting in Loki is the one that was nabbed by the Avengers at the end of his failed New York invasion. When the Avengers carried out the time heist in Endgame, where they went back to the exact moment mentioned above, their initial plan to get their hands on the Tesseract failed, allowing Loki to escape. So this Loki is just a version of the original from a branching timeline and is still the pissed-off Asgardian prince who believes that the world hasn’t been fair to him.
But what Tom Hiddleston will be doing in Loki? We know that he gets tangled with the Time Variance Authority (TVA) and will be jumping around from one timeline/reality to another. But now Marvel Boss, Kevin Feige has revealed that we will be seeing different versions of the character in the Disney+ series.
“Part of the fun of the multiverse and playing with time is seeing other versions of characters, and other versions of the titular character in particular,” shared Feige in a chat with Entertainment Weekly. During the chat, while he refused to confirm whether Loki ties into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in an interview with Bloomberg in 2019, he had established that the series and the upcoming film do connect to each other.
“The series will explore Loki’s powers in a way they have not yet been explored, which is very, very exciting,” added Tom Hiddleston, while excitedly gushing about getting to play Loki again after he thought that his story ended in Infinity War.
Kevin Feige also reflected upon Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson’s on-screen chemistry and shared that the latter’s character, Mobius, is not someone Loki can rile up easily. “[Loki] likes to be very flamboyant and theatrical. Mobius doesn’t give him the reaction he’s looking for. That leads to a very unique relationship that Loki’s not used to,” he added.