Loki Ep. 5: Do These Clues Reveal The Secret Villain Behind the TVA? | MCU Canon Fodder


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Who is in the jar in Loki?

Buried just a little deeper than Mjolnir, though, is a glass jar holding none other than Throg. The beloved Thor variant is seen thrashing around in the glass jar for a few moments as the camera glides past him. InverseThrog! 'Loki' Episode 5 cameo confirms the best 'Thor 4' leak

Is Alligator Loki in the comics?

Such as: since Alligator Loki is not inspired by any comic book, where did the idea come from? “We were talking about [how] we want to meet many different versions of Loki in this show,” Waldron said. “I was just like, there should be an Alligator Loki. GizmodoAlligator Loki: Everything We Know About Marvel's Next Breakout Superstar

Is old Loki the original Loki?

Among the episode's many, many Loki variants is one known simply as Classic Loki, played by Richard E. Grant. Older than any of the other Loki variants, Loki Episode 5 reveals that Grant's Classic Loki actually managed to survive his predetermined death at the hands of Thanos. Inverse'Loki' Episode 5 theory retcons 1 major Infinity War moment

Is there a Loki Season 2?

Loki premiered on June 9, 2021, and its first season will consist of six episodes. It is part of Phase Four of the MCU. The season has received positive reviews, with praise for the performances and visuals. A second season is in development. wikipedia.orgLoki (TV series)

In the past few weeks, we’ve gotten to know Tom Hiddleston’s Loki better than ever thanks to the Loki series streaming over on Disney+. The six-episode series has treated us to an incredibly weird adventure for the Marvel villain, and has led the actor behind the character to reflect on his journey with the God of Mischief. And apparently a hugely iconic Thor: Ragnarok scene has more to it behind the scenes than what meets the eyes.

Loki’s daggers have become a signature part of the character’s look over the years, with Tom Hiddleston often flinging them around and Loki often stabbing people in the back with them. And in one particularly cool sequence in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, Hiddleston flips two of them at once in his hands. When speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor has shared how the shot was done and a it’s seriously impressive story:

So there's a big sequence on the bridge at the end of the film, and we all had these sequences of choreography while Chris and Cate Blanchett were fighting together, and myself and Idris and Taika had all these pieces we had to do with the fantastic stunt department in their motion capture suits. And we were doing that run, it was an afternoon, and it was myself and Idris and maybe Taika. I can't remember. Definitely Idris was there, and it was a two-shot of us fighting these fantastic athletes that are the stunt guys. And I ran out of choreography. Basically, I think I finished my moves before Idris, and he was still rolling, and I didn't want to just be standing there like a lemon, not doing anything interesting. So I just flipped the knives, and caught them by chance.

Excuse me… what? According to Tom Hiddleston, the moment happened by accident thanks to the actor running out of choreography for his character while they were filming the action scene. So in a bit of lucky improvisation, the actor flipped both knives and stuck the landing. You can check out a short clip of the flip in question here:

Ok, what’s blowing my mind here is not only that he did the knife flip in both hands at once, but he’s looking straight into the camera while he’s doing it and not fumbling at all. Tom Hiddleston shared what happened after the actual moment, saying,

Idris laughed about it. We watched it back. He was [like], 'Oh, god, he's gone and done a knife flip at the end of it.' Because he was finishing his fight moves. But, yeah, it ended up staying. I've since tried to do it. Every time I try to do it with wooden spoons, it never works, and I always drop one. So it was one of those things, but lightning never strikes twice.

This apparently wasn’t a move that Tom Hiddleston even trained for and he hasn’t since been able to pull it off despite his best efforts. Perhaps in the costume and with the cameras rolling adrenaline just kicked in. The actor had also had some time before with the knives and by knowing its weight it’s not completely impossible that he’d be able to throw them around like that. It just goes to show that when Hiddleston is Loki… boy does he commit. He could have sliced his hand!

The fifth episode of Loki premiered Wednesday, bringing a number of pressing questions to minds as the series approaches its finale next week. If you’ve yet to catch up on the series, you can sign up for Disney+ using this link. It’s sure to be a huge week for Marvel fans as Black Widow also premieres in theaters and Disney+ Premier Access this Friday, July 9.

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The Simpsons: The Good, The Bart, and The Loki Review | Game Rant

GameRant 09 July, 2021 - 02:16pm

At first, the sign reads as a snarky wink-and-nod to the nature of the short’s existence as a tie-in to Marvel's Loki limited series, a gag not too distant from the copious quips and cracks that define the MCU’s sense of humor. But when the short ends 45 seconds later, the self-aware signage starts to reek of commercial-branded exhaustion, communicated from the creatives to their audience: “We’re tired of this too.” The Good, The Bart, and The Loki embodies The Walt Disney Company at its coldest and most corporate.

Banished to Springfield by his father Odin, Loki’s brief stint in Springfield includes impressing Homer with replication magic, teleporting Lisa to Asgard, and preaching the existential horrors of climate change to an unsuspecting crowd at Moe’s Tavern. That the short lacks narrative ambition is a saving grace - The Good, The Bart, and The Loki doesn’t portend any meaning or substance onto its scenario, resulting in a 4-minute experience that is, if nothing else, inoffensive.

These surface-level pleasures do little to distract from the joylessness encircling the production, however. Although “The Simpsons has been on for too long” is one of the coldest hot takes in modern media discourse, this short does nothing to challenge that claim. Five writers are credited on the short - including longtime Simpsons showrunner Al Jean - yet the series’ signature snappy satire and absurdity are nowhere to be found. The humor throughout is tired and drab, and even if it's aimed at an audience younger and less self-aware than the usual Simpsons viewer, that doesn't excuse the stilted exchanges and flat jokes (what kind of punchline is “the last thing this world needs is more pork chops”?).

Drudging up so much vitriol over an animated short that doesn't even meet the 5-minute mark may seem like an overreach, but the unbridled corporatism bursting out of each frame makes a much stronger impression than any of the ho-hum antics depicted. Like bullets on a schedule, Homer eats, Barney burps, and Bart screams his trademark catchphrase "¡Ay caramba!" But it's not the bits and pieces of Simpsons routines that hurt the crossover the most. At the hollowed core of The Good, The Bart, and The Loki is a severe lack of passion, an ingredient essential to the MCU's winning recipe.

By contrast, it feels like no one involved in The Good, The Bart, and The Loki actually wanted to make it. The short may not proclaim any semblance of glorious purpose, but slightness is not itself a flawed approach - this 4-minute animated short didn't need to "mean" anything, and even then it fails to prove it's not just a bullet point on a marketing plan. Rainier Wolfcastle's aforementioned sign is a bitter acknowledgment that the only reason this exists is that someone on the Disney corporate food chain thought it should.

The Good, The Bart, and The Loki is the kind of commercialized homunculus that represents the terrifying power of The Walt Disney Company. By the time it ends and Alan Silvestri's Avengers theme blares over the credits, the weight of the MCU's immortality has turned titanium - empty crossovers like this are likely what the future holds for the most famous family in animation. This is what happens when a company is too concerned with meeting a quota to meet a standard.

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