Hello, it’s us, your local Marvel-obsessed friends at THP. Here we are once again to talk about the next big Marvel show coming to Disney+ this year: Loki. We started this year with WandaVision. Now we’re collectively losing our minds over The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. And starting June 11th, Loki, the God of Mischief himself, will be in our lives once again. We also just got a new trailer for Loki, so bear with us- we’re freaking out.
The new trailer, much like its predecessors, has a lot of information in a very short amount of time. But do not worry, that’s why we’re here. To watch the trailer 500 times, and then explain what we can about it to you! But before we get into that, take a look at the best 2 minutes and 16 seconds of your day:
Okay, firstly, we missed Loki’s sense of humor so much! It’s good to see his sarcastic remarks back on our screens. And now that we’ve covered the obvious- let’s get into the trailer.
Loki Is Not Happy To Be There
30 seconds into this trailer, and it’s very clear that our favorite troublemaking god is not a fan of the TVA or its employees. At one point, he also says it’s “cute” that they think they can manipulate him. For some reason, this whole thing just makes it sound like Loki himself will manipulate the TVA to be free from them. His mindset is to play their game so they don’t see his big escape coming.
Is Loki really the one who “broke reality?”
Or rather, is he the only one who did it? Seriously, you want us to believe a single individual escaping in 2012 was the sole reason for who knows how many disturbances that show up on that screen? Please! And directly accusing him of that followed by an “I want you to help us fix it?” We bet that everything that happened in Endgame, the time heist, the Thanos from 2014 going to 2023, Cap going back in time, all of those caused different variations that “broke reality” along with Loki’s escape with the Tesseract. But the TVA could only get a hold of Loki, not everybody else who caused a disturbance. And because of that, he’s getting the blame and the responsibility of helping them fix the mess several people created in the flow of time.
Exactly how many realities are we going to see?
One: Judge Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s character) calls him “this Loki variant.” Translation: there’s probably more than one version of Loki walking around the different realities created by those disturbances. Two: the scenes give the impression that we might see the versions of reality where each “Loki variant” lives. We saw what looks like a version of New York that’s been destroyed by a battle (maybe here Loki and the Chitauri were victorious over the Avengers). There was also one place that looks strangely similar to Vormir (where Black Widow and Gamora died for the Soul Stone), and Loki is there with someone else! Who is this woman? Some fans speculate it’s Lady Loki, a female version of the Loki we know and love, but who’s from another reality.
The References To The Comics (And Other Things)
Here’s the fun part about making a show that deals with time travel and alternate realities: Marvel can do whatever they please, and it’ll make sense for the plot. They can pull ideas from different series of the comics and put them in the same show, and none of us will bat an eye. And they can also put their characters in all kinds of strange moments throughout history, and we’ll just think “okay, that makes sense,” and move on- Doctor Who style. That’s how we got moments in the trailer where Loki seems to be in a Renaissance fair, a post-apocalyptic world where he runs for president, the D.B. Cooper case, and what looks like ancient times during a volcanic explosion (maybe Pompeii?). Loki will be all over the place, and we cannot wait to see it!
Did you find anything in the trailer that we missed? Are you losing your mind over Loki like we are? Talk to us in the comments or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP. We need to know more people are excited with all this new Marvel content!
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