December 6, 2023

By no means in my wildest desires did I think about that Loki can be such Marvel present and would turn into considered one of my all-time favourite MCU titles. The primary season is extremely consequential, impacting every thing else within the MCU. The extra you concentrate on it, the extra you understand that Loki can affect the previous, current, and way forward for the MCU on the identical time.

With Loki season 2 arising, I do have excessive expectations for the story. And I believe it’ll be an vital piece of the Multiverse Saga, main straight to films like Deadpool 3, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Avengers: Secret Wars.

However as a lot as I’ve analyzed Loki to date, I by no means thought-about one key occasion that’s arising for Loki (Tom Hiddleston). And it seems a brand new Loki season 2 spoiler is among the most stunning and thrilling ones to date.

If you wish to keep away from spoilers, you’ll finest keep away from what follows till you’re completed with Loki season 2 on Disney Plus.

The sensible Loki season 2 spoiler

In a wide-ranging interview about season 2, Loki government producer Kevin Wright answered a query from Selection concerning the God of Mischief presumably rejoining the bigger world of the MCU once more. It’s a simple query to dodge with out revealing any Multiverse Saga spoilers. In fact, we count on Loki within the MCU once more, contemplating the battle towards Kang can’t be over by the point season 2 concludes.

However that’s when Wright shocked me, indicating that Loki is likely to be destined to satisfy Thor (Chris Hemsworth) once more:

That’s the hope. I don’t need to — yeah. I believe the solar shining on Loki and Thor as soon as once more has at all times been the precedence of the story we’re telling. However for that assembly to essentially be fulfilling, we now have to get Loki to a sure place emotionally. I believe that’s been the objective of those two seasons.

I’ve to confess I by no means actually thought-about the emotional affect of one of these assembly. I’ve been ready for Thor and Loki to satisfy since season 1’s first episode. That’s when this variant of Loki, who isn’t the Loki from the MCU’s primary actuality, discovered about what his relationship with Thor would have seemed like.

Then I forgot all about it.

Thor: Love and Thunder evaluate. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Why Thor assembly Loki is so thrilling

Give it some thought: we’ve noticed the MCU’s major Loki evolve over the course of a decade of films. He was an antagonist turned villain turned hero. Then he died in Infinity Struggle whereas attempting to do the heroic factor by killing Thanos (Josh Brolin).

This was one of many two key occasions that marked Thor’s arc in Infinity Struggle and Endgame. After Loki died, Thor wished revenge. Sadly, he didn’t go for the pinnacle, so Thanos was in a position to end his lifelong mission.

This put Thor on the self-destructive path we noticed early in Endgame. It wouldn’t be till years later, in Thor 4, that Thor would get visibly higher… solely to reencounter Jane (Natalie Portman), who then died in that film.

The God of Thunder may need witnessed his family members die, battle Thanos, after which endure despair, solely to see Jane die. However Thor has probably not explored the multiverse. He’s solely been exploring this actuality. It’s a actuality that hasn’t had Loki in it for over 5 years. Thor has no concept that different Lokis exist on the market.

Inevitably, Thor must assist the Avengers towards Kang. And that’s the place he would possibly encounter the Loki model in Loki season 2, which has turn into an excellent higher hero than the variant who simply died. That assembly will probably be extremely emotional for each events concerned, and I can’t wait to see it.

Two Loki (Tom Hiddleston) variants at the TVA at the same time.
Two Loki (Tom Hiddleston) variants on the TVA on the identical time. Picture supply: Marvel Studios

Yet one more factor

Wright’s remarks additionally suggest two issues. First, that Loki will survive season 2, not that I anticipated Marvel to kill the beloved character. And second, that Thor will return to the MCU within the not-too-distant future.

I did cowl a few of Chris Hemsworth’s more moderen remarks about his future at Marvel. The actor appeared open to getting again to the position, although he wouldn’t verify something. Hemsworth additionally stated he’s trying to spend extra time together with his household than appearing. The Hollywood strikes may need definitely helped with that.

But it surely positive seems to be like we’ll see Thor at the very least yet one more time within the MCU. And when it does occur, he would possibly meet the Loki variant from Marvel’s TV present.

Loki season 2 will premiere on October fifth on Disney Plus.