Marvel Disney+ Series 'Loki' Answers 1 Big Question Everyone Asked About 'Avengers: Endgame'
Disney+ has given Marvel characters a chance to shine outside of The Avengers. Now, it’s Loki (Tom Hiddleston)’s turn. Loki follows the God of Mischief on an all new adventure, into new realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also answers a nagging question from Avengers: Endgame.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.]
Disney held a press conference for Marvel’s Loki on June 7. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige discussed the series, with head writer Michael Waldron and director Kate Herron. Loki premieres June 9 on Disney+.
Marvel had a vague plan for ‘Loki’ during ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Loki died at the hands of Thanos right at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. However, when the Avengers went back in time in Avengers: Endgame, the 2012 Loki was still there. That’s the one who escaped with the Tesseract and got his own Disney+ series.
“I think we did not know it when we shot Infinity War,” Feige said. “But, I think we did know it when we shot Endgame is my recollection of it. What that meant and where that specifically would go, we didn’t know.”
The question Marvel fans had after ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Feige said a lot of Marvel fans thought Loki’s disappearance in Avengers: Endgame was a plot hole. Feige is happy those fans will get their answers in Loki.
“One of my favorite things coming out of Endgame was people saying we forgot to tie up the loose end of Loki,” Feige said. “Loki just disappears and we forgot to mention what happens to him at the end of that movie. At that point, we did know that there was Disney+ coming, this show coming. It became very exciting to make people wait until A, we figured out what the show would be and now finally, two days from it being unveiled to the world is pretty cool.”
When does the ‘Loki’ series start?
When you watch the first episode of Loki on June 9, it begins right at the moment he disappears from Avengers: Endgame. Loki gets into some more trouble traveling through time.
“When I heard it was going to be a series about Loki, who was already my favorite character in the MCU and it was going to have a time travel element, just the opportunities for chaos and fun within that obviously just seemed like it would be a great time as writers,” Waldron said.
Loki is still a Marvel suphero show, and it’s time travel science-fiction, but there’s a crime element to it as well. Herron wanted to give the show the look of a crime drama.
“Stylistically, I would say me and my DP Autumn [Durald] were really inspired by a lot of film noir films,” Herron said. “You can see that in our lighting and how we approached it. Se7en is a very heavy influence. There’s a little reference to Se7en in episode 2, a little needle drop which I’m sure fans of that film will recognize instantly.”
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