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Is there a season 2 of Loki?

As confirmed by the end of Loki's finale, Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief will return for a second season on Disney+. jimmystirecenters.comWhen Will Loki Season 2 Release

Is Immortus He Who remains?

He Who Remains is in the comics, but the version in our show was very different. He's closer to Immortus, but he's a unique character for our story. But Kang is a variant of that character. Deadline‘Loki’ Season One Finale Postmortem: Director & EP Kate Herron On Whether He Who Remains Is Really Immortus

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Loki: 5 Reasons Why Sylvie Is The Best Variant (& 5 Better Alternatives)

Screen Rant 18 July, 2021 - 07:01pm

A female Loki who's also so much more, Sylvie took the small screen by storm and has since become a fan favorite and popular Loki variant on the show. However, as the show has continued, more variants have continued to pop up and have continually put Sylvie's spot as the number one variant in jeopardy.

An average girl named Sylvie Lushton in the comics, Sylvie was given magical powers and became another version of the Enchantress. Combining the two characters of Loki and Sylvie together makes for a unique and fascinating hero/villain to appear in the MCU series.

Despite very little being known about Boastful Loki beside his Mjolnir-like hammer and telling over-exaggerated stories, Boastful Loki was still a fun character to see and honestly deserved just as much screentime as the other Lokis.

Able to enchant and control anyone around her as well as using her abilities to look past illusions, Sylvie's powers have been a force throughout the series and are just as impressive as the other variants, if not more so.

What's more, given that Kid Loki is based on the version from the Young Avengers comic, and with the MCU setting more and more Young Avengers up, it's possible Kid Loki could make a comeback and get to use his wit, charm, and mischievous nature once more.

Taken by the TVA for the Time Keepers at a young age, Sylvie since escaped from the Agency and went on the run, hiding out in apocalypses and other world-ending events. The past has since shaped Sylvie, making her into the person that she is and separating her from the other Lokis.

Described as a variant that ate the wrong neighbor's cat, Alligator Loki quickly worked his way into fans' hearts with his tenacious nature and perchance for biting other Loki's hands-off.

With Sylvie all about fixing her life and destroying the TVA, Loki's much more about the domination of the TVA and has more of a humorous vibe. The pair contrast and compare to one another brilliantly, and they even have a unique relationship that feels romantic but is more of self-love for Loki.

Thanks to a look into his future, 2012 Loki has slowly had a change of heart, putting his villainous nature aside while still keeping his mischievous and world-dominating side intact. Throughout the series, Loki once again proved himself to be a fan favorite and complex character.

One of the few Lokis who doesn't want to be a Loki anymore, Sylvie's attempt to separate herself from her past can be tied to her name, different powers, and change up of clothing and life as a whole, which showcases Sylvie attempting to change her life and become a better Loki.

After faking his death at Thanos's hands, Classic Loki escaped and tried to distance himself from his intended past only for the TVA to catch up and send him to the void. Over the course of a single episode, Classic Loki went through an awesome character arc, had all the same attributes as Sylvie, and in the end, found what all Loki's yearn for: glorious purpose.

That surprise 'Loki' villain also voiced the Marvel show's Time-Keepers

Mashable 18 July, 2021 - 07:01pm

Remember how episode 4 revealed that the mysterious Time-Keepers, three cosmic entities charged with maintaining the so-called Sacred Timeline, were actually robotic fakes? After big reveal that included an exchange of words between Loki and the supposed Time Variance Authority bosses and a pitched battle, the truth is accidentally revealed.

That dialogue exchange raised some questions, though. If the Time-Keepers as they'd been introduced so far were actually fakes, who was sitting behind the proverbial curtain providing their voices? Now we know: It was Jonathan Majors, who made is Marvel debut in Loki's sixth and final episode as "He Who Remains."

Loki executive producer and director Kate Herron confirmed the bit of trivia in a new interview with EW. The small but crucial roles for each of the three Time-Keeper voices hadn't yet been cast when Majors joined the production. But since the series would eventually reveal him to be the one behind the Time-Keepers fiction, Herron — who used Wizard of Oz as a reference point for Loki — saw in the Majors casting an opportunity.

"I was like, 'Oh, let's get Jonathan to do it, because he's an amazing character actor," she said. "We sent him the art of all the characters and it was really fun [because] he was sending us all of these different voices he could do for each character, which was great."

Majors lending his voice to the three parts served the dual purpose in the end of slyly introducing the actor to Marvel audiences before his character ever appeared while also feeding into the fiction that He Who Remains is the Oz-ian "man behind the curtain." We already know that Majors is poised to play a big role in the looming events of Marvel's post-Endgame future.

When Marvel revealed its big plans for Phase 4 of the MCU back at the end of 2020, one of the big revelations was the news that Majors would be joining the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as Kang the Conqueror. As fans of Marvel know too well, the comic book Kang is a real threat, on par with the likes of a Thanos.

While Loki introduces what is essentially a Kang variant in He Who Remains, the first season's final episode is littered with contextual clues and hints in Majors' dialogue that pave the way for Kang. At one point during the episode's central showdown between Loki, Sylvie, and He Who Remains, the latter suggests he's had many names over the years, including, he says with a bit of extra relish on the line read, "conquerer."

There's also that big moment at the end, when Loki pops up in an altered version of the TVA headquarters where he's apparently been forgotten. The last thing we see before the credits roll is a massive golden statue that's immediately reminiscent of all the Time-Keepers statues that popped up throughout the series. This one looks different; the face resembles He Who Remains but the costume cuts closer to the Kang that Marvel Comics fans would expect.

Marvel has pulled plenty of fake-outs in the past after big build-ups, such as the Iron Man 3 moment when "the Mandarin" was revealed to be... something else. (Pretty much the same trick worked again years later when WandaVision introduced Ralph Bohner to the world.) But there's reason to think this Kang stuff isn't more of that.

For one, Loki already revealed that probably-Kang is the real string-puller behind the TVA's activities. Adding another being behind another curtain immediately feels like a step too far, even for Marvel. But the way the season ends, along with the fact that we're officially getting a Season 2, also lends weight to the idea that Kang is a real-deal threat. It's the entire setup for Season 2!

All of which is to say: It was a clever move to get Majors on board for voicing the fake Time-Keepers. It's Marvel implicitly telling us how important this character is to the bigger picture. The MCU works in large part because of how fully realized its fictional world feels, and turning the actor behind He Who Remains into the actual "man behind the curtain" is totally in keeping with that approach.

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You might not even realize why Marvel’s villain reveal in ‘Loki’ was so brilliant

Yahoo Entertainment 18 July, 2021 - 07:01pm

When Avengers: Infinity War premiered in April 2018, we realized just how excellent Marvel’s big villain is. Marvel teased Thanos (Josh Brolin) for years before we got to know the character. He appeared in post-credits scenes that indicated something more significant was afoot. But it wasn’t until Infinity War and then Endgame that we got to really see and understand Thanos.

The Mad Titan turned out to be Marvel’s scariest villain so far. He was also the best Avengers antagonist we saw since the MCU’s inception. Thanos is the complex villain that a story like Endgame needed, unlike anyone who preceded him.

It was after Endgame we realized that we’ll miss Thanos now that he’s dead. We wanted more of him in the MCU, given how formidable a villain he turned out to be. But then came the big Loki villain reveal in the finale that shocked us. Kang (Jonathan Majors) wasn’t just a cameo. He dominated the finale, giving us the plot twist that we wanted. And the Kang reveal turned Thanos into a distant memory.

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Mind you, the Kang we saw in Loki isn’t even a real villain compared to the other Kang variants we’ll see down the road. He’s a better version of them, an Immortus-like being who tries to save at least one Sacred Timeline from multiversal destruction. Even if that means having the TVA destroy every deviation from the predestined path.

Thanos is a massive threat without the Infinity Stones. The Avengers made considerable sacrifices in Endgame to beat him in battle. Give him the Infinity Stones, and he’s almost unstoppable.

But Kang, with his ability to control time and weaponize Alioth, is in another league. Kang doesn’t need the Infinity Stones to wreak havoc in the universe. Remember that the Stones have no power at the TVA. That’s also something Kang managed to pull off.

Everything in the main reality happens with Kang’s blessing. It’s Kang who let Thanos get the Infinity Stones, and it’s Kang who allowed the Avengers to beat Thanos later.

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We’ve already explained that the Loki finale turns everything upside down. We have to question everything that has happened so far. Endgame becomes a huge lie for the audience as everything in it followed Kang’s playbook. Thanos was never going to win. And Steve’s beautiful dance with Peggy might be a direct result of the events in the Loki finale.

But the reason the villain reveal in Loki is so amazing is that it fixes the problem with Thanos. Thanos got too little screentime in the first three phases. We wanted more of him after Infinity War and Endgame. Marvel must have realized that having a strong villain in the MCU is critical for the story. But the audience has to meet that villain a few times before a massive cross-over like Endgame.

Kang gives Marvel that option. Thanos is the massive boss you meet at the end of a key chapter in a video game. But Kang is the boss you meet at the end of the game — and everywhere in between. Kang might have died in Loki, but he isn’t really dead. We’ve only experienced one obnoxious and slightly crazy version of him, which Majors played beautifully. We have yet to meet the other Kangs who are guaranteed to be more villainous. This gives Marvel ample opportunities to run bigger character arcs than before for the next major Avengers villain. And it offers Majors the chance to provide us with all sorts of exciting Kang variants moving forward.

From the start, “Loki” was designed to leave more questions than answers, even before a second season was confirmed. “The multiverse being released, we always knew that is where ‘Loki’s’ story was going to end,” director Kate Herron told TheWrap. Marvel chief Kevin Feige had long promised that the Disney+ series would matter greatly to the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe narrative. With “Loki” head writer Michael Waldron also writing the upcoming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” f

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Loki Originally Didn’t End on a Cliffhanger | Screen Rant

Screen Rant 18 July, 2021 - 07:01pm

The season 1 finale of Loki was a nail-biting, suspense-ridden tumble through time and space, and left viewers with a cliffhanger that—according to the show's director—wasn't originally supposed to happen. Season 1, episode 6 of Loki arrived on Disney+ last Wednesday. Since then, fans have been left to speculate about the God of Mischief's future, and what exactly the addition of a multiverse means for upcoming MCU projects.

Loki's season finale quietly introduced the MCU's next big supervillian: He Who Remains, A.K.A., Kang the Conqueror. Played by Jonathan Majors, Kang is found at his citadel after Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) successfully enchant Alioth, the trans-temporal entity seen in episode 5. Kang, looking to retire from his job of overseeing the sacred timeline, gives the two variants an ultimatum: kill him and face the consequences, or seize power over the timeline themselves, at the cost of allowing the TVA to continue. Loki and Sylvie suddenly find themselves with conflicting opinions. Sylvie ultimately chooses to betray Loki in order to fulfill her lifelong thirst for revenge, and murders Kang. The remainder of the episode sees Loki, Sylvie, Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) facing the consequences of a shattered multiverse in which power-hungry Kang variants won.

In an interview with Variety, director Kate Herron revealed that Loki wasn't originally supposed to end with a cliffhanger. The finale, in what was perhaps the most heartbreaking moment of the season, ended after Loki discovered he was in an unfamiliar reality for the TVA in which Mobius and Hunter B-15 didn't recognize him. Read Herron's full comments below:

“When I started, there wasn’t a discussion of Season 2, exactly. It was just that season of ‘Loki.’ As we got deeper into production, everyone was very happy, and obviously there’s so much to explore with Loki. It felt like we should continue the story. So I think the cliffhanger ending came in later in the process.”

While she won't be returning as the show's director, Herron and the other writers of Loki managed give the series an ending that rivaled that of Avengers: Infinity War, without even knowing if a second season would follow. Thankfully for fans, the season finale included a post-credits scene that confirmed Loki would be returning for a season 2. According to Tom Hiddleston, discussions surrounding the upcoming season have already begun, meaning viewers can expect much more of Loki's time-twisty adventures through the multiverse.

'Loki' review: Just what you want from Marvel - Dankanator

Dankanator 18 July, 2021 - 05:12pm

So, I just finished my first rewatch of Loki, and I waited for the finale to watch it one more time in a single go. That’s actually how I see these Marvel shows – they’re like elongated Marvel movies with more details, but a similar plot. But, out of all the shows that Marvel has released on Disney+, Loki is by far the best. Yes, there will be some who might have their reservations on that ending, but that doesn’t take anything away from the show for me. So, here is my Loki review and why I believe this show is exactly what one would want from Marvel.

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So, to start off this Loki review, right off the bat I want to say that Loki himself was the biggest challenge for Marvel in this show. This is because they had to rewrite his entire character arc specifically for Phase 4 of the MCU. Remember, the Loki we knew from Ragnarok died mercilessly at the hands of Thanos. Thus, rewriting his arc in a way that the audience adores him, while not getting bored was the real challenge. And they were able to achieve that spectacularly.

Immediately, Mobius of the Time Variance Authority (TVA) showed Loki his ultimate fate, making him aware of the consequences of his action. And that triggered another arc for our very own God of Mischief, where he realized the game that he was playing in the universe was minuscule compared to the power of the TVA. Moreover, his actions that lead to the death of his mother also affected him quite badly. Then, we see a transition in Loki, where rather than achieving his ends through subterfuge, albeit unsuccessfully, he tries to achieve his goals through sincerity.

*Spoilers* In the final episode, we saw that culminate into the most sincere moment in Loki’s entire lifetime – when he had no interest in taking over Kang the Conqueror/He Who Remains’ (Johnathan Majors) throne and actually wanted to save the Universe from outright disaster, together with Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino). But, that was the moment Sylvie decided to not trust him, demonstrating the cost of his antics. However, this also brings us to the one failed element of this show. And that is the Loki-Sylvie romance.

And you can also see the love and care Tom Hiddleston put into this character. Without his exceptional performance, Loki could never have been as good and lovable as it is in the MCU. But, he wasn’t the only one who did a splendid job in the Loki series. Di Martino did an amazing job with Sylvie as well, and the same was the case with Wilson’s Mobius, Richard E. Grant and his Classical Loki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and her Ravonna were just amazing. And lastly, Johnathan Majors did a spectacular job by introducing Kang to the MCU, but more on that below.

Now that we’ve adulated the show enough, it’s time to see what didn’t work in the Loki TV show in our Loki review. The romance in question was definitely something that the show over-emphasized. But first, let me clarify that there was nothing wrong or incestuous or “self-cestuous” about their romance. This is because we have no moral basis at all by which we can judge such a romantic relationship. There is no way on Earth that anyone will ever get to meet an alternate version of themself from another universe and get a chance to fall in love. So no, I refuse to believe there is anything gross about it. I’m quite indifferent towards it.

But, as far as the execution of this love affair is concerned, it could have been better. Love that organically grows with the help of dialogue and gestures seems a lot better and digestible compared to that forced on the viewer. Whenever Sylvie and Loki were seen together, the supporting characters in the scene would compliment them continuously and remind the viewers how cute they look. And after a certain point, it feels forced, and that’s never a good thing. But apart from that, I did enjoy their chemistry on screen. So, I don’t despise seeing them on-screen, just that the director could have handled it better.

Now, this is where Loki got controversial for some fans. I honestly couldn’t understand how do people have a problem with it? Some people were pissed that Kang being the all-knowing seemed quite lazy and they couldn’t really execute the antagonist properly. But for me, the finale was more of an introduction of Kang the Conqueror to the MCU. When you put into perspective that he is going to play a major role in future MCU-related content, then it was a perfect introduction. Just think about how formidable he is that he made actual infinity stones as worthless as paperweights. In each universe, he is the one who understands the true nature of reality. When juxtaposed to him, Thanos feels like a petulant child. And to top it off, we’re now going to see a multi universal battle!

In all honesty, I love it when Marvel goes as crazy as this. If we thought Infinity War and Endgame were high-stakes, Phase 4 might just turn it up a notch, if that was at all possible. So all in all, I am very impressed by Loki and I am really looking forward to what Loki season 2 has in store for us. Moreover, its implications will probably tie up WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And for putting the foundations perfectly in place, I easily give Loki a 9/10 for my review. It was worth the hype.

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Jonathan Majors Improvised One Big Loki Finale Scene

Screen Rant 18 July, 2021 - 04:53pm

Jonathan Majors improvised one of the biggest scenes in Disney+'s Loki finale. Before he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as He Who Remains, Majors starred in the first season of HBO's Lovecraft Country before it was cancelled. He also played David in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods and Montgomery Allen in The Last Black Man in San Francisco. He's set to return back to the MCU as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

The final episode of Loki finds the title character (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) as they manage to get past the intimidating Alioth. After reaching the Citadel at the End of Time, they come across a terrifying Miss Minutes (Tara Strong) and He Who Remains, who is the individual behind the Time Variance Authority (TVA). He explains the type of chaos that will be unleashed if Loki and Sylvie decide to kill him. While Loki pleads with Sylvie, she believes that He Who Remains is lying and decides to kill him regardless.

In an interview with EWLoki executive producer and director Kate Herron talked about Majors and his introduction into the MCU. She explained how she wanted to give Majors the time and space to experiment with the role and his delivery. He ultimately ended up improvising a lot of the character's movement, including when he jumped up on the desk and then returned back to his chair. See below for Herron's full statement:

Majors is a tremendous actor with a whole lot of range. Hiddleston has previously expressed how impressed the set was with Majors' performance, who only arrived during the final week of shooting to complete his scenes as He Who Remains. Majors' work in The Last Black Man in San Francisco and Lovecraft Country display how dynamic he is, and Loki only takes his stardom to another level in a way that puts his talent in front of a more mainstream audience. It will be exciting to see how he brings Kang The Conqueror to the bring screen, as the role is certainly in good hands.

Source: EW

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