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When do Loki episodes come out?

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Did classic Loki die?

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

The penultimate episode of Loki introduced several new variations on its titular mischief-maker — including Jack Veal's Kid Loki, Deobia Oparei's Boastful Loki, and Tom Hiddleston's ill-fated President Loki. But of all these new faces, perhaps the most memorable was Richard E. Grant's aptly-named Classic Loki — an older, world-weary version of the Asgardian god we know and love.

Decked out in the familiar green-and-yellow suit from the comics, Grant's Loki is older and perhaps a bit wiser than his younger counterparts. Years of isolation have left him disillusioned and lonely, missing his brother Thor, but that spark of mischief is still buried deep underneath — and he ultimately sacrifices himself to help Loki (Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) escape the Void.

It's a delightful showcase for the 64-year-old Grant, who says he's thrilled to be able to carve out his own chaotic corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ahead of the series finale this week, EW caught up with Grant to break down his big sacrifice — as well as his newfound friendship with Owen Wilson and his pitch for a Loki spin-off series.

RICHARD E. GRANT: Alligator Loki was fantastic because in reality, he was three stuffed sofa cushions that had been sewn roughly together to react to. [Laughs] The fact that I was the only person that could understand what he was saying was just fantastic. I think it's the perfect segue into having Classic Old Loki and Alligator Loki as a sub-series to go to next.

If I had a muscle suit, most certainly. I was denied that. I saw the costume design, and I was very familiar with Jack Kirby's original illustrations from the '60s, so I thought, "Ah, this guy's got muscles!" As I had been born without any, I was finally going to get in a muscle suit. I got to Atlanta [to begin filming], and they said, "There's no muscle suit! You're just wearing this!" I said, "But I look like Kermit the Frog!" They said, "Nope, you're not having a muscle suit." So I was very, very upset about that. [Laughs] Short-changed!

That's what I asked: Where are the muscles? Where are the Stallone/Schwarzeneggers here? Because they're missing! This is what people will expect! This was in the costume drawing, and they're not here, and I don't have them! I was very upset.

I had known Tom Hiddleston socially for some years, and we'd always joked that we could feasibly play father and son because of our vague physical similarities and hairlines, certainly. So when I got this offer at the beginning of last year, before COVID, I thought, "Alright, this is that moment that I had hoped would come at some point." I thought I would play his father, but I'm playing a variant of him. So that's how that came about. I was thrilled.

He is a walking Loki-pedia, so he was very, very informative about the whole etymology and the history of the Norse gods and Loki. He's also brilliant at imitating people. He goes on chat shows and imitates famous actors absolutely to the letter. I don't have that talent. So when I read the script of episode 5 that I was offered, I saw that [this older version of Loki] described himself in his backstory of being the god of outcasts — rather than the god of mischief, which is so absolutely embedded in Tom's interpretation of the role. So I thought, well, [if he's] the god of outcasts and is somebody who's been isolated for years and living on these planets and is willing to betray himself by going back and being arrested by the TVA and making the ultimate sacrifice, offering himself up to Asgard, I thought, well, this is somebody who is more in the twilight zone of his life, as am I. As opposed to a young man, who's full of mischief still.

So, I thought that was a way into interpreting this character, rather than trying to do — and something I couldn't possibly succeed at doing — a pale imitation of Tom Hiddleston.

Exactly right. And I love the fact that he was the one person who could communicate with the alligator. I love that.

Indeed. I am the Doctor Dolittle of the Marvel universe when it comes to speaking to alligators. I speak alligator fluently. Put that in the contract of when I'm doing a series as Classic Old Loki, with muscles and the alligator. It'll have subtitles, so the audience can hear what the alligator is saying, and everyone else is saying, "What is he saying? What is he talking about?" That'll be the way.

Huge wind machines, blue screen in every direction, and following a camera on a crane that was maneuvering around the ceiling of the studio, and then swooping down. I was having to shout at it, and then finally laugh in the face of my own immolation. So it was a great thing to do, with these huge air turbine wind machines that were blowing four tons of air at me from every direction. It was exhilarating.

Most of it you had to imagine. The actual landscape that you walked on was real grass and this sort of rocky landscape, but all the other elements — all the ships and all that stuff — was put in afterwards. We didn't see any of that.

The Loki palace that looked like a sort of bowling alley, that was all for real. Everything that you see in that scene was actually built and practical.

Because there was so much action involved, it was paint-dryingly slow, because action takes much longer to do than five pages of dialogue. I prefer talking, as I'm not exactly an action man, as you can see. [Laughs]

I didn't expect to find true love with Owen Wilson. We're having a surrogate baby together in October.

He was just so hilarious to work with. He's just one of the greatest characters I've ever met. He is so open and curious and amenable, with this sort of dry sense of humor. There seemed to be no divide between Owen Wilson acting his part and then just being Owen Wilson. I don't know if he was scamming me, but he was an absolute delight. I loved him.

Yes, when we conceived our twins. [Laughs] No, my daughter encouraged me to post this thing on Twitter and Instagram, where he said, "Richard, I'm going to give you some acting advice. Put your camera on." I said, "Yes, okay!" I owe him for that because it got like 640,000 views already in a few days, which on my Instagram feed is off the chart. It's nothing for Beyoncé, but for mine, I'm pretty gobsmacked.

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Why Loki Never Killed Thor (But Kid Loki Did) | Screen Rant

Screen Rant 13 July, 2021 - 04:15pm

Loki revealed that the variant Kid Loki had killed his brother Thor prior to being introduced, raising the question of why he did so when the staple MCU Loki never did. Loki introduced a dazzling variety of Gods of Mischief into the show, ranging from Alligator Loki to a replica of the original comic version of the character. Though all Loki share some common traits - such as a penchant for creating chaos - it was quickly established that the differences in their respective pasts resulted in each having some decidedly different personality traits, allowing each Loki to stand out as an individual.

Despite the relatively short time available to focus on the variants introduced at the end of Loki episode 4, every one of them got their moment in the proverbial sun; Boastful Loki pulling a characteristic double-cross, Alligator Loki biting President Loki's hand off, and Classic Loki using his impressive powers while sacrificing himself for his brethren. Kid Loki, however, had an especially unusual moment, as his most memorable scene comes with him casually mentioning to the protagonist Loki that the younger version had killed his respective Thor some time ago.

This is surprising on two levels, the first being that it's easy to assume the youngest Loki would be the least bloodthirsty, and secondly that in the comics, Kid Loki is ostensibly the nicest version of the character. Indeed, this may be part of the reason MCU's Kid Loki killed his Thor, as it meant many Marvel comic readers would have been doubly shocked. Fundamentally, though, Kid Loki's murder of Thor exists as a reminder that any Loki is capable of becoming a villain, even the most outwardly innocent-seeming. This said, it seems there are two reasons why the MCU's main Loki never killed Thor when Kid Loki did - partially because he never truly wanted to kill him, and partially because it constitutes a Nexus event, as it did for Kid Loki.

It's worth note that Kid Loki seems to have had an especially difficult time of things, even by Loki standards, as his world lies in tatters half-consumed by Alioth - which potentially explains why he mentions having eaten wolf and snake, presumably having been on the run from the creature in an apocalyptic world for quite some time. It seems unlikely that details surrounding why Kid Loki murdered his brother will ever be provided, but what is transparent in the short time Loki shows the character is that a timeline in which a Loki kills their Thor is generally going to be the worst potential version of that timeline.

Loki releases new episodes every Wednesday on Disney+.

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Sylvie was taken the first time after a nexus event as an adult, but she escaped and destroyed the TVA. Ravonna was one of the few survivors and managed to go back in time and attempted to prune Sylvie as a child. It was a reaction to the first time she was captured. She has no Nexus Event.

But as in most time travel stories, as much as you try to change the past, the outcome remains the same. Sylvie escapes again and is the Sylvie we know in the show.

Yep. TheMediocreCritic thinks that another version of Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie is at the end of the tunnel here—having destroyed the TVA and taken her throne after the end of all the destruction, This one honestly makes an incredible amount of sense, given that Marvel seems to be toying with its Kang Easter eggs a little too much, and a Hiddleston vs. Hiddleston battle in the finale would be a little too on the nose. TheMediocreCritic goes on to explain that, by destroying the TVA, Sylvie created the Void—and the timeline is doomed as we know it because of her actions. As for what’s in store for the finale?

The first Sylvie destroyed the TVA and now sits hidden at the end of time alone. She is “She who remains.” As the trailers suggest, Loki and current Sylvie become separated at the end, and Loki will most likely face the First Sylvie alone. First Sylvie will ask Loki to stop her at any cost. She was wrong. Destroying the TVA opened the door to something far worst.

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