Expect Multiple Hiddlestons In “Loki”
Various series from the numerous “Star Trek” and “Stargate” spin-offs to shows like “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Doctor Who” all frequently play with attempts to fix broken timelines and alternate versions of familiar characters.
Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Loki” series will do that as well says president Kevin Feige who tells EW the new show will serve as one of the MCU’s first real explorations of the multiverse.
As a direct result, we can expect to see multiple versions of Tom Hiddleston’s iconic character:
“He’s been around for thousands of years. He had all sorts of adventures. Wanting to fill in the blanks and see much more of Loki’s story [was] the initial desire [for the series]. Part of the fun of the multiverse and playing with time is seeing other versions of characters. And other versions of the titular character in particular.”
Feige however declined to comment on whether events from the series will tie into the “Doctor Strange” sequel which is also expected to deal with multiverse shenanigans.
The series will explore Loki’s powers in new ways, and the Time Variance Authority’s role in Loki’s story will play a big part in that. The bureaucratic organisation and their impact on the character was a big draw for Hiddleston:
“[That] was very exciting because in the other films, there was always something about Loki that was very controlled. He seemed to know exactly what the cards in his hand were and how he was going to play them…. And Loki versus the TVA is Loki out of control immediately, and in an environment in which he’s completely behind the pace, out of his comfort zone, destabilized, and acting out.”
“Loki” premieres on the service on June 7th.