Expect the unexpected Loki Season 2 – particularly when it comes to Victor Timely – teases the show’s producer Kevin Wright to Yahoo UK.
The character played by Jonathan Majors in the series is a variant of Kang the Conqueror and a person named Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) were warned that they would bring death and destruction, but that wasn’t how the creative team wanted to approach the character.
“He tells us – at the end of the first season – ‘The war is coming’.” [so] “You expect this sci-fi villain from the future,” says Wright.
“And I just think structurally from the start, we [thought] It would be really fun if the next one that showed up wasn’t a villain, and he wasn’t a big sci-fi villain, but someone from the past.
“It just opened up all these possibilities of fun storytelling for us, one: going to the World’s Fair in Chicago, and two: Victor is someone who can really challenge all of our characters.
“The fact that the TVA now knows this guy but needs to get him back there to help them.”
“The fact that Sylvie just wants to live her life but says, ‘If one of these guys shows up, I’m going to kill him,’ but she also believes in free will and that’s almost a paradox to her,” as if you “You want free will, but you want to kill this guy.”
“It will just challenge your worldview,” he adds. “For all of our characters, it just felt like going down that path would give us rich character conflict.”
Majors was arrested earlier this year on charges of assault, strangulation and harassment and is now scheduled to appear in court. The actor has denied the allegations.
But the uncertainty over the actor’s position has put the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a precarious position, given how central the actor’s character is to the stories in phases five and six.
Wright has already explained this A rewrite of the majors was never consideredand that the series was not affected by his arrest as production had already completed.
When asked what Marvel’s future might hold for the villain, Wright says: “For five years I’ve been nothing but Loki. I would say it’s hard to say without revealing what we’re doing this season.
“We do some pretty big things, but I think it’s a character that can always be unexpected and come from different directions.”
Loki Season 2 airs Fridays on Disney+.
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