Loki: What does the season 1 finale mean for the MCU?

Loki: What does the season 1 finale mean for the MCU?


Marvel Studios closed the first season of Loki with a spectacular ending in episode 6 and far-reaching episodes for the entire MCU. What exactly happened and why all of this could have such an important meaning for the further phases of the Marvel Universe, you can find out in our message.

Spoiler warning! Don't read on if you haven't seen the season finale yet.

Arrived at the end of time and space, Loki and Sylvie meet Nathaniel Richards aka Kang, who has not yet been called that in the series. The 31st century scientist created the TVA to protect the real timeline from its belligerent variants. Some other versions of the character played by Jonathan Majors cause chaos and destruction in the universe as Kang the Conqueror. Now Loki and Sylvie are supposed to take over the TVA and thus control the real timeline - an offer from Kang who, compared to his variants, does not want to be a power-obsessed ruler.

Hello Multiverse!

Sylvie decides differently and transports Loki back to the TVA with a time portal before she then kills the scientist. The true timeline is now unprotected and is divided into countless parallel worlds. At least now, the multiverse has arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We see the first effects when Loki arrives at the TVA. Not only were the statues of the timekeepers replaced by Kang the Conqueror, Mobius suddenly no longer recognizes Loki. Either the whole story changed through Sylvie's action and the plot of season 1 is more or less meaningless - or Loki is now on a completely different timeline.

Will Kang now become the new Thanos in the MCU?

You can call the variants of Kang the next super villain in the Marvel universe. As the ruler of space and time, Kang is also much more frightening than the danger that Thanos posed. We already knew about Kang before Loki. Jonathan Majors was actually supposed to take on the role in Ant-Man 3. The surprise appearance in the season finale makes it clear that Kang is now an important topic in the MCU. From now on, fans will meet different variants of Nathanial Richards, which can be friendly or even completely crazy. Maybe we'll see Loki, Sylvie and Kang again in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness in March 2022.

'Loki' Season 2: When Will the God of Mischief Return to Disney+?

Loki has come to an end on Disney+ and the Season 1 finale left fans wanting more from the Asgardian prince and his many variants.

Fortunately, the post-credits scene featured in the finale, 'For All Time. Always.,' confirmed that Loki will definitely return for Season 2 on the streaming service.

So far that's the only confirmation Marvel fans have received that any of the MCU Disney+ shows will be back. Wandavision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier have both been and gone but neither revealed any news about a second series.

While Loki will return, there's currently no official announcement confirming when exactly. However, interviews with teams behind the scenes could reveal when we'll see Tom Hiddleston in Loki again.

What We Know About 'Loki' Season 2

Production Weekly reports that Season 2 has the working title Architect and will start filming in January 2022. It's hard to compare this to the release timeline from Season 1 as production for the first batch of episodes suffered major delays due to the pandemic. With filming due to start early in 2022, it's possible Season 2 of Loki could arrive on Disney+ in either late 2022 or early 2023.

While Season 2 of Loki was only confirmed after the finale aired, there were rumors of its existence long before.

Marvel producer Nate Moore told IndieWire in April there's a lot of storytelling in Loki that 'lends itself to multiple seasons in a way where it's not a one-off.'

Clark Gregg, an MCU favorite as Phil Coulson, told Variety in 2020 that Hiddleston had filmed more episodes than we've seen so far. While promoting the final season of his Marvel show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he let slip something interesting that the Loki actor told him.

Loki will return in Season 2 of 'Loki' on Disney+ Marvel Studios

He said: 'I'd be lying if I didn't say boy, that would really be interesting to start the experiment over. Doing 10 or 12 episodes the way Tom Hiddleston told me he was doing on Loki with that kind of budget and that Marvel Cinematic production team.'

This again proves that Hiddleston signed on knowing he'd get two seasons, but he didn't sign on initially for a third.

Who's Returning for Season 2 of 'Loki'?

No actors have been confirmed to return for Season 2 yet but it's expected Hiddleston will once again reprise his role as the eponymous Loki.

Each of the main characters played pivotal roles in the season finale of Loki and their fates were left open, implying they'll be set for a return. Sophia Di Martino (Sylvie), Owen Wilson (Mobius M. Mobius), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ravonna Renslayer) and Wunmi Mosaku (Hunter B-15) all have character arcs to wrap up.

Jonathan Majors debuted as He Who Remains, and is set to return again in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) in the MCU. His character also looks set to have a major role in Loki Season 2.

The 'Loki' Season 2 announcement was revealed at the end of the Season 1 finale on Disney+ Disney

Season 1 of Loki is now available to watch in full on Disney+.