'Loki' season finale explained: How the Disney+ hit sets up the the future of the MCU

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Will there be a season 2 of Loki?

In the final moments of Loki's Season 1 finale, the Disney+ show tweaked its usual stylized credits to reveal one major detail: “Loki will return in Season 2.” Inverse'Loki' Season 2: Release date, cast, trailer, plot for the confirmed Marvel sequel

When is the last episode of Loki?

After debuting on Disney+ on June 9, 2021, Loki episodes are being released weekly on Wednesdays and the Season 1 finale will be aired on Wednesday July 14, 2021. MARCA.comLoki Episode 6: Release date, time and how to watch

Is Jonathan majors in Loki?

Loki episode 6 featured a terrific performance by special guest star Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) who entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a variant of Kang the Conqueror — a role he is set to play in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, slated to release in February 2023 in cinemas. NDTVLoki Episode 6: Jonathan Majors’ He Who Remains, Explained

Who played He Who remains?

Another thing to wrap your head around is that He Who Remains is played by Jonathan Majors, who's set to appear in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania as Kang the Conqueror. Marvel Entertainment‘Loki’: Meet the Man Behind the Curtain, He Who Remains

For most of its runtime, the Season 1 finale played as a one-man monologue, as Majors explains to his usurpers exactly who he is, how he came to be and the consequences their action — or inaction — will have on the MCU going forward. It's already been revealed that the actor will be playing Kang the Conquerer in Phase 4, but the version we meet here may be Immortus, the so-called "Gardener of Time." Certainly, that would square with his obsession with "pruning" errant branches of the timestream. 

Here's the short version of his backstory: In his own part of the timeline, Kang/Immortus was a 31st century scientist who discovers that other universes, with other variants, are stacked on top of his own. Those variants initially got along great, but inevitably started a squabble that blew up into a full-fledged Multiversal War. 

Our Kang/Immortus eventually gained the upper hand by siphoning the powers of Alioth — a being that can't be bound by such simple concepts as time and space. To keep the forces of multiversal chaos at bay, he then set about building the Time Variance Authority and recruited unwitting variants — including our friends Ravonna, Mobius and Hunter B-15 — to function as his police force. Kang then presents Loki and Sylvie with a choice: show him the exit and take his place in the Citadel or kill him and unleash the dogs of war. 

Naturally, the vengeful Sylvie chooses the latter option. Besting Loki in one-on-one combat and sending him through a door back to the TVA, the trickster and enchantress then sinks her blade into He Who Remains's chest. Moments later, she watches through through the windows of the Citadel as the sacred timeline sprouts one branch after another. As for Loki, he's treated to a Planet of the Apes-cliffhanger ending — the Tim Burton version, not the Chuck Heston one — as he discovers that he's in an alternate version of TVA HQ: one that exists in the shadow of Kang's looming statue.

Needless to say, Twitter had trouble catching its breath after the universe-altering implications of the season finale. 

The multiversal fallout will also be felt in December's Spider-Man: No Way Home, as Alfred Molina has already confirmed his return as the Doc Ock from Sam Raimi's original trilogy, while rumors of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's participation continue to circulate as well. And speaking of Raimi, the director's upcoming Doctor Strange sequel — which opens in March — puts the Multiverse in its freakin' title

But the Loki creative team, including director Kate Herron and writer Michael Waldron, has yet to announce their own return to work date or if they're even returning at all. (Waldron has a second job working on a top-secret Star Wars project overseen by Marvel head honcho, Kevin Feige.) Whenever it streams, Hiddleston's loyal army of tricksters is standing by for more alligator-heavy journeys into mystery. 

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Across its six-episode first season, Loki has proudly worn its influences on its sleeve: Brazil, Doctor Who, Seven, The Wizard Of Oz. But in the end, it all comes down Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. It turns out Loki has ultimately been the story of an eccentric old man trying to figure out who should inherit the keys to his kingdom. And like the kids on Willy Wonka’s tour, Loki and Sylvie have been pawns in a game they didn’t even know they were playing. Loki’s first season finale doesn’t w

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The first season of Loki didn't just bust the multiverse wide open - it gave us our first look at Jonathan Majors's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although we already knew that the Lovecraft Country actor is portraying Kang the Conquerer in 2023's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we didn't fully expect Marvel to use Majors for Loki, despite all the hints that Kang was the potential big bad for the series.

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(This article is full of major spoilers for the season finale of Marvel’s “Loki” on Disney+) Well, that was quite a doozie. While “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” didn’t do much to shake up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the same can’t be said for “Loki.” It’s not an exaggeration to say that this show is the actual start of the MCU’s next phase — we’re going to see a lot more of Jonathan Majors’ mysterious man at the end of time from here on out. So if you’re a normal person

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Loki Just Introduced a Major Marvel Character With Its Season 1 Finale

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As highly speculated — though the actor just weeks ago attempted to throw our sister site Variety off the scent, saying of a possible Loki appearance, “I have no idea what you’re talking about”Lovecraft Country‘s Jonathan Majors loomed large in the Marvel series’ Season 1 finale, playing a character referred to as He Who Remains.

Majors of course is due to star in the MCU film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (in theaters February 2023) as the Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror. And though his Loki character acknowledged he has been known by “many names” including as a “conqueror,” the name Kang was never stated outright.

Kang’s backstory, though, matches up with a story that He Who Remains told about a variant of himself who, long, long ago, as a scientist from the 31st Century, discovered other universes stacked on top of our own. Alas, other variants of said scientist did same, a power struggle ensued, and…. yada yada yada… He Who Remains tamed and weaponized Alioth to end that multiversal war and formed the TVA to maintain one timeline and avoid others. (Read our full finale recap here.)

This news story won’t spoil the Loki finale any further, but suffice it to say, Majors will certainly be seen again — in Ant-Man 3, as known, if not other places.

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If you're wondering if we'll see more of Tom Hiddleston in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, don't worry. He's here to stay for a while longer.

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The first season of Loki didn't just bust the multiverse wide open - it gave us our first look at Jonathan Majors's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although we already knew that the Lovecraft Country actor is portraying Kang the Conquerer in 2023's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we didn't fully expect Marvel to use Majors for Loki, despite all the hints that Kang was the potential big bad for the series.

Marvel fans have had a devil of a time trying to pin down Loki on Disney+. Was this standalone vehicle for Tom Hiddleston’s trickster god an appetite-whetter for future MCU films? An attempt at course correction after the underwhelming WandaVision and the pointless The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? The Marvel Doctor Who tribute we hadn’t known we needed? After five weeks of build-up, the finale at last provided a concrete answer. The entire purpose of Loki was to… set up future seasons of Loki.

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