Warning: Loki Season 2 SPOILERS are forward!
The MCU’s unique model of Loki might have died a brutal dying at first of Avengers: Infinity Battle, however his variant from the Loki collection accessible to Disney+ subscribers is lastly and actually “burdened with wonderful function,” albeit not the one he initially envisioned for himself. Falling into the latter class of the Season 2 finale’s wacky and emotional components, Tom Hiddleston’s character capped off the season, and probably the present as an entire since Season 3 is up within the air, by turning into the brand new guardian of the Marvel multiverse. Now Hiddleston himself has shared with CinemaBlend how he actually feels about this Loki’s destiny.
The actor chatted with our personal Erik Swann following the arrival of the Loki Season 2 finale, titled “Superb Goal,” and together with giving readability on his feedback about concluding Loki’s journey and addressing whether or not he’d return to the MCU, Hiddleston opened up about how that “wonderful function” line from 2012’s The Avengers has outlined what we’ve seen from the character for greater than a decade, beginning off with the next:
Though this Loki went via the identical journey we witnessed along with his unique counterpart in Thor and most of The Avengers, his life took a significant detour when he grabbed the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame and fled the scene. Had the TVA not discovered him quickly afterwards, he would’ve absolutely proceed his antagonist life-style, however as an alternative, he was thrust on a brand new life path that noticed him making pals and, in the long run, studying that he wasn’t meant to beat, however moderately defend the larger good.
Tom Hiddleston then introduced up how he and different individuals on the Loki crew “talked loads” about collection a poems by T.S. Elliot referred to as 4 Quartets, with one of many poems being “about time and grief and the previous, and making peace with the previous so you’ll be able to transfer ahead via the current and into the long run.” One particular line that captivated Hiddleston: “And what you thought you got here for is simply a shell, a husk of that means, from which the aim breaks solely when it’s fulfilled, if in any respect. Both you had no function, or the aim is past the tip you figured and is altered in achievement.” The actor then continued:
Whereas Loki did find yourself destroying the TVA’s Temporal Loom like He Who Stays instructed, moderately than simply sit again and permit all branches off the Sacred Timeline to be destroyed, he as an alternative used his magic to breathe new life again into these dying timelines and reform them within the form of Yggdrasil, the Asgardian Tree of Life. It’s now as much as Loki to make sure the protection of the multiverse, whereas the TVA has now rededicated itself to monitoring down He Who Stays’ variants, i.e. the quite a few variations of Kang the Conqueror. As Hiddleston identified, there’s no approach this Loki might have predicted that is what his destiny could be, and whereas it’s a lonely existence, at the least he’s now discovered his function.
Provided that we’re in the midst of The Multiverse Saga, and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars are among the many greatest of the upcoming Marvel motion pictures (although the previous has misplaced Destin Daniel Cretton as its director), it appears likelier than not that we’ll reunite with Loki within the coming years. We’ll you’ll want to let if/when that is formally confirmed, however till then, maintain monitor of the upcoming Marvel TV exhibits, beginning with everything of Echo premiering on January 10, 2024.