Loki has been tagged the god of mischief and if you’ve been a keen follower of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’d pretty much know why. The shape-and-sex-shifting trickster and companion of Odin and Thor finally steps out of the shadow in this new Diseney+ series, Loki.
Although he was killed by Thanos while trying to save Thor in Avengers: Infinity War, a different version of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is ready for his close-up in his new eponymous Disney+ series.
Such a fascinating character, the series takes Loki out of the Thor movies as well as the Avengers movies to a whole new world of saving time and here’s why he’s saving time.
Recall when the Avengers, led by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jnr.) went back in time to defeat Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, they went back to the first Avengers movie, when Loki tried to take over the world. They were trying to steal the tesseract, which contained one of the all-powerful infinity stones – the space stone. But then Loki got it first and disappeared. While the Avengers went back to the 1970s to try to steal it again, Loki set off on an adventure that created a new, incorrect timeline and messed a few things up.
In Loki, he’s been captured by the Time Variance Authority, an organization that oversees the sacred timeline, which is the natural sequence that things events are supposed to follow. The Avengers were supposed to go back in time, but Loki was not supposed to steal the tesseract, which means he’s a variant on the timeline. Talk about making mischiefs!
Well, variants are supposed to be erased, but in exchange for that not happening, Loki is teaming up with Mobius (Owen Wilson), an agent of the TVA, to help deal with an even bigger threat. Catch the trailer below if you haven’t.
Loki premieres Wednesday, June 9 on Disney+.