December 7, 2023

The Loki Disney Plus TV present is now over, and what a mind-blowing finale that was. I already advised you the season 2 finale has enormous implications for the MCU, as Loki turned out to be a key character for the occasions within the Multiverse Saga. He’s simply as necessary (and I’d say highly effective) as Kang, so we’re undoubtedly not achieved seeing him within the MCU.

Tom Hiddleston hinted in an interview that his Loki profession is perhaps over after 14 years on the job. However that’s precisely what you’d anticipate any MCU actor to say earlier than particulars are made public, particularly one enjoying such a beloved character.

Hiddleston’s feedback apart, there are hints from insiders that Loki’s job isn’t achieved. In spite of everything, the multiversal wars are nonetheless coming, and the MCU remains to be heading towards an enormous confrontation with Kang. Subsequently, Loki should be concerned someway — at the very least a model of him.

Earlier than I clarify, know that spoilers may comply with under, particularly for the Avengers motion pictures which are developing.

Why Loki is as highly effective as Kang

I mentioned after the Loki season 2 finale that Marvel gave us a greater character arc for the titular hero than the Infinity Saga. This Loki variant, which doesn’t come from the principle Earth-616 actuality, is a significantly better hero than the unique Loki, who died in Infinity Warfare making an attempt to kill Thanos (Josh Brolin).

This Loki would cease Thanos with a snap of his fingers, pun completely supposed. This Loki is a significantly better wizard, due to his time spent with Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in season 1. Then, in season 2, he realized easy methods to management and handle time. He can time journey simply, whether or not contained in the TVA or in precise timelines. And he can cease time with a flick of his wrist.

Kang might do this along with his subtle TemPad, which Sylvie stole after she killed the He Who Stays Kang model within the season 1 finale.

Ke Huy Quan as O.B., Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Owen Wilson as Mobius in Loki season 2. Picture supply: Gareth Gatrell/Marvel

Additionally, Loki has change into a kind of scientist himself after spending centuries to study the intricacies of TVA devices concerned with managing time and timelines.

With all that in thoughts, Loki is simply as highly effective as Kang, who gained the final multiversal wars. And, like He Who Stays, he thinks his resolution for managing the timelines is the best choice. Not like Kang, Loki desires all realities to be free, even when this dangers the upcoming multiversal conflict.

I’ll additionally remind you that Loki is now bodily holding and guarding all these timelines himself, sitting alone in a spot exterior of time whereas everybody will get to reside their life on these timelines. He, due to this fact, has huge energy over these realities. Let’s simply see if he, like Kang, will lose his sanity after eons go by.

Is Kang nonetheless the villain of the MCU?

We’ve seen a report that Marvel may transfer away from the Kang storyline. Different insiders mentioned that’s not the case. As I mentioned final week, the Loki finale offers Marvel the possibility to do something it desires with the longer term villain of Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.

That’s, I nonetheless imagine that’s the place we’re heading. Will Jonathan Majors be there to play the Kang variants? That’s nonetheless undecided. Regardless of the case, I nonetheless assume a confrontation between the Avengers (together with all of the multiversal assist they’ll get) and the Kangs shall be superb.

Additionally, Marvel is but to cancel Kang Dynasty. And I’ll level out that the MCU launched to date, Loki included, have all served this Multiverse Saga the place Kang would be the final villain. Once more, irrespective of who performs the character sooner or later.

Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in Loki season 2 trailer 1.
Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in Loki season 2 trailer 1. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

The way forward for Loki

Assuming that Kang remains to be in play, I’d anticipate Loki to proceed to be concerned in the way forward for the MCU. But it surely is perhaps troublesome for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki to depart that throne. He hasn’t mastered being in two locations directly, although I’m positive he might pull it off.

There’s greater than a Loki model that we love. Keep in mind that Sylvie is a Loki herself. We simply wanted a unique title for this variant. And Sylvie nonetheless has Kang’s TemPad. She might need been glad residing as a McDonald’s worker till she noticed that the multiverse was at risk. Issues have in all probability modified dramatically as soon as she realized that Loki was proper.

She’s now a TVA ally of kinds. And the TVA is maintaining a tally of the multiverse to stop the Kangs from getting harmful. Rumors say the TVA will recruit heroes like Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the staff of superheroes that can battle Kang in Secret Wars. Deadpool 3, by the way in which, is another excuse why I believe we’re nonetheless getting Kang as the principle villain of the Multiverse Saga.

Killing Kang might need been a mistake for Sylvie, but it surely was additionally one thing no one might cease. That’s really one of many conclusions from final week’s finale, the place we noticed Loki repeatedly attempt to cease Sylvie. He couldn’t. Loki couldn’t carry himself to kill her both. Subsequently, she is among the Loki characters who remains to be round to assist if wanted.

If Alex Perez’s info is correct, and the insider has been correct along with his MCU scoops, Sylvie would be the Loki serving to the Avengers in opposition to Kang. He mentioned on Twitter that Sylvie will assist carry the Avengers collectively, Thor included. And she is going to assist the Avengers battle in opposition to Kang and his variants.

That will surely be an thrilling growth for Sylvie, particularly contemplating she hasn’t had that a lot to do in Loki season 2. Once more, it’s unlikely for Loki to depart his submit anytime quickly. And he’s now a kind of overpowered hero. Sylvie may do his bidding for some time, although nothing is official at this level.

I’ll additionally speculate that we’ll see Hiddleston return to the MCU down the road — possibly in time for Secret Wars.