‘Loki’ On Disney+ Teases Huge Implications For the MCU

Welcome to a whole new reality.

4/7/2021 10:08:00 PM

‘Loki’ On Disney+ Teases Huge Implications For the MCU

Welcome to a whole new reality.

Lokiwill premiere this summer.An official trailer revealed the first episode of Loki will land on Disney+ on June 11, 2021. That gives you plenty of time to rewatch all the MCU films, in order, before we dive in. Don’t pretend you don't want to.The show will follow a different version of the demigod.

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Here's where that MCU rewatch is really going to serve you, because things are getting a wee bit sticky. Let’s dive in.First, remember the multiverse? Y’know, the one Jedi Tilda Swinton reveals to Bruce Banner inAvengers: Endgame?“The Infinity Stones create what you experience as the flow of time,” she explains. “Remove one of the stones, and that flow splits,” creating a new, alternate reality.

Well, Steve Rogers might have returned to the past to put all the Infinity Stones back in their chronological timeline before prancing into wedded bliss with Peggy Carter, but there’s still one problem. When the Avengers travel back in time inEndgameto retrieve the Tesseract, headtopics.com

they arrive at Avengers Tower moments after their doppelgängers finished defeating Loki and his Chitauri army. Their plan to nab the glowy blue block and quietly slip away doesn’t exactly pan out, and Loki circa 2012 grabs the Tesseract and escapes. Which means he’s created a new reality, one

LokiWhat does all that nonsense mean? To put it simply:Lokiis about the 2012 version of Loki, the demigod who betrayed his brother and family, and unleashed hell on New York City. He hasn’t exactly redeemed himself, to say the least, and he certainly has yet to reckon with Thanos. It's possible the Loki we know is still dead, and this Loki “variant” has an entirely different path set before him.

The show will introduce the Time Variance Authority.Because Loki’s escape with the Tesseract “broke reality,” as Owen Wilson’s character Mobius M. Mobius puts it, the Time Variance Authority is none too happy. These mysterious folks protect what they call “the proper flow of time,” much in the way Stephen Strange and his cohort protect the multiverse. Mobius needs Loki’s help to set things right—but as we know, goodwill doesn’t come naturally to the slippery trickster. There’s no guarantee he won't make an even bigger mess of this new reality.

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