Among the many many (many!) tidbits unveiled throughout Disney’s Investor Day was a prolonged teaser trailer for Loki, the Marvel spinoff restricted collection that includes Tom Hiddleston’s charismatic trickster demigod and (adoptive) brother to Thor, final seen in Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios had vowed to supply “hefty” budgets for its numerous restricted collection, like WandaVision (which additionally has a brand new trailer), and this Loki teaser undoubtedly has the excessive cinematic manufacturing values to point out for it.
(Some spoilers under for Avengers: Endgame particularly.)
Marvel Studios introduced the event of its numerous restricted collection for Disney+ in 2018, all that includes supporting characters from the movies who weren’t given their very own standalone movies inside the MCEU. Particulars have been largely been saved tightly below wraps, however we do know that each Loki and WandaVision will tie into the forthcoming Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity. Fan favourite Loki has at all times been probably the most multi-layered, psychologically advanced characters, so we’re eager to see what the restricted collection has in retailer for him.
Loki‘s head author, Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty) talked a little bit bit about that in a podcast interview again in March. “I believe it’s the battle with id, who you’re, who you wish to be. I’m actually drawn to characters who’re preventing for management,” mentioned Waldron. “Definitely, you see that with Loki over the primary ten years of films, he’s uncontrolled at pivotal components of his life, he was adopted and every little thing, and that manifests itself by way of anger and spite in the direction of his household.”
A quick shot from Loki that aired through the Tremendous Bowl this yr confirmed him carrying a jumpsuit with the initials “TVA” stamped on it. Hardcore Marvel followers will acknowledge the acronym: it stands for Time Variance Authority, the so-called “custodians of chronology” within the MCU, who monitor violations to the timeline. Catch their consideration by attempting to vary historical past, and also you simply may meet the fallacious finish of the Retroactive Cannon (Ret Con) and have your total historical past deleted from the historic timeline.
Time journey will very possible play a major position in Loki, and this teaser trailer largely confirms that. It opens with a flashback to a pivotal scene in Endgame, the place 2012 Loki snags the tesseract containing the House Stone and vanishes by way of a portal. We subsequent see him in a barren desert, with some puzzled native denizens trying on. Reduce to a scene with Owen Wilson’s still-unidentified character in an elevator—he is undoubtedly TVA, since Loki is carrying his prisoner’s jumpsuit, and Wilson admits as a lot within the scene (“Time passes in another way within the TVA”).
Loki assumes he’ll be executed, however Wilson’s character assures him he simply needs to speak. Loki claims he does not like to speak, however, effectively, that is a lie. (“We each know you love to speak,” Wilson’s character snarks. “Talky talky….”) The remainder of the trailer is a jumble of scenes with out a lot of a story thread, but it surely does appear clear that the TVA can be forcing Loki to resist the harm he is wrought.
Loki is at the moment slated for launch on Disney+ on Might 21, 2021. All in all, it appears to be like like a terrific new journey for the character and we’re counting the times til then.
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