It was shocking enough when we got the slightest bit of Loki footage back in February. It felt like it would be a while until we saw any more, with productions halting and Marvel shifting around its line-up. Kevin Feige did us all a massive favor by filling the Loki-shaped void in our lives at Disney’s Investor Day 2020. Now I get to do the fun part of breaking down nearly 3 minutes of Loki footage. Here are 5 “glorious” details from the first Loki trailer you do not want to miss:
The Endgame that Started It All
There’s really no other way for this trailer to start other than where we last saw Loki. Avengers: Infinity War left Loki fans completely distraught, assuming they wouldn’t see their favorite God of Mischief again. Thankfully, Avengers: Endgame did what it could to make that loss hurt a little less. Endgame lets Avengers Loki sneak off with the Tesseract to create a new timeline.
The beginning of this trailer is a reminder that whatever Loki is up to on Loki is in a separate timeline, because that Infinity Stone was removed from the original timeline. Loki never replaced it, as far as we know, so he created a new timeline. This doesn’t make some people happy, which I will discuss more later.
I can’t wait to see how WandaVision combined with Loki change things for the MCU. It all has to lead to something since both Wanda and Loki will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Essentially, Loki is as important to the future of the MCU as WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which has been Marvel Studios’ goal all along.
That Looks Familiar
Loki’s landing in who knows when is sure to look familiar to some Marvel fanatics. It is very reminiscent of Tony Stark in Iron Man. But this isn’t the biggest nod to the Infinity Saga or to Loki’s past. There’s actually plenty of them throughout the trailer, but one is the most appealing to me. The figure at 2:03 looks a lot like Natasha Romanoff from the back. Just a second later, you can see a wrecked version of the Avengers Tower.
It’s safe to assume Loki will be jumping around quite a lot with or without the assistance of the TVA. There’s a chance we could visit a timeline where Natasha doesn’t die at Vormir or a timeline where the Avengers didn’t win the Battle of New York. This leaves the door open to revisit so many critical moments throughout the MCU and add a little Loki twist to them. Not to mention, this gives Marvel an opportunity to bring back familiar faces if they want to.
Owen Wilson and the TVA
That brings us to Owen Wilson’s character and the Time Variance Authority. The TVA does exactly what it sounds like: it keeps track of all of time’s variances. Loki is obviously a key player in their job at this point. It’s hard to know how much damage Loki has done before the TVA takes him in, but he must’ve caught their attention somehow.
The subtitles for the trailer confirm Wilson’s characters as Mobius M. Mobius. Loki could do anything to shake up this character for the series. One thing is for sure: it’s going to be a lot of fun to watch Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson bounce off of each other. Their parts in the elevator are already so smart and fun that it’s exciting to imagine a whole season of scenes like that.
Potential Family Reunion
This is my favorite theory of them all. There’s a chance that we could see Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Idris Elba as Heimdall on Loki. There’s basically a chance for anything and everything with these Marvel on Disney+ shows at this point. Sure, you can believe that Loki’s grand plan to return to Asgard (or literally anywhere else the aforementioned duo could be) will be thwarted before we see anyone. It’s more optimistic and a lot more fun to think about how cool it would be to see Thor and Heimdall on Loki. There’s an infinite number of versions of them we could see on the show if it visits various timelines as it appears it will. Think about it, we could see Thor’s bleached eyebrows again!
This is a ridiculously cool detail ripped right from Christopher Hastings’ 2016 miniseries Vote Loki. There’s no telling what else, if anything else, Loki will use from Hastings’ work. Maybe the ever charming Loki will manage to get involved in an election within the TVA. Of course this would be to get him more leverage in whatever his endgame is. I have a feeling it has something to do with Thor and Heimdall. At least, I hope it does. Guess we’ll find out next year.
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Loki premieres May 2021 on Disney+!