Memo to Marvel fans: You don’t have to watch the Season 2 finale Loki before you go to the theater to watch it The wonders. The final episode of the series’ second year arrives on Disney+ on Thursday night, just as Captain Marvel’s second, not-so-solo adventure begins playing at the multiplex. Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment: Loki Head writer Eric Martin points out that the events of the season finale won’t necessarily carry over into Nia DaCosta’s feature film.
“There was never really any conversation about having to sync up a certain way,” Martin says. “I think we just told our story in the right way so things synced up naturally. We have something prepared that is unfolding and will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future.” (Just a reminder, there is a real connection between the show and the film: Loki Star Tom Hiddleston is engaged to Zawe Ashton, who plays the villain The wonders.)
LokiThe second season of MCU has certainly continued to emphasize the multiversal madness that has formed the backbone of the current phase of the MCU. It also features a prominent showcase for Jonathan Majors’ Kang, who made his in-universe debut at the end of the series’ first season and would be the main antagonist for the next two seasons avenger Movies. (The actor’s actual legal troubles are reportedly causing Marvel Studios to consider other avenues for Kang’s future.)
Despite these larger connections to Marvel Continuity, Martin says that the Loki For the most part, the team was able to “live in our own sandbox” when it came to planning the title character’s second season arc. For that reason, he also doesn’t believe a potential third season would need to exist under Marvel’s newly created “Marvel Spotlight” banner, which is intended to distinguish cohesive stories from shows and films that can be enjoyed on their own terms. (The upcoming Hawkeye spin off echo will be the first entry in the Marvel Spotlight series when it premieres on Disney+ on January 10th.)
“I think we’ve succeeded in attracting the MCU to us and also honored where the MCU has gone,” Martin notes. “So we had quite a bit of freedom. I haven’t really thought about the Spotlight series yet and I have no idea what Marvel plans to do with it. But I think it’s a cool idea!”
The author is similarly bullish on the reported upheaval in Marvel’s TV division, as the studio moves to more traditional methods in overseeing its various Disney+ series, from recruiting experienced showrunners to creating storytelling “show bibles.” keep on track. “We have had good experiences with it Loki, and worked really hard to create something lasting. I’m not sure how everything else works [at the studio] works, but I hope that everything that needs to be done to make great things happens.
Currently, Loki’s future in the larger MCU is uncertain. Although it remains the only Marvel series to receive a second season, Marvel has not confirmed whether there will be a third installment. Martin says Hiddleston could easily continue in the role if the opportunity arises. “He’s been Loki for so long that the character permeates his mind and his heart,” the author says, adding that Hiddleston’s “fingerprints” are all over the way certain key scenes unfold in the second season played. “All of our conversations are about where Loki’s head and his emotions are at and where that will take him.”
While Martin obviously declines to address where Loki’s head and heart take him in the season 2 finale, he does point out that a popular fan theory is unlikely to be made canon by the end of the series. Newly crowned Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan joined the cast this season as a dim-witted technician named OB some predicted it that he will ultimately be revealed as a Kang variant.
“I haven’t heard that before,” says Martin, laughing. “That’s great. OB is my new favorite character and one of my favorites in the entire series. I’ve seen some of them.” [fan theories], but I try not to get too caught up in it. But I want to know that there is that engagement and that people are talking about the show. You see things a certain way, but then you put them out into the world and people start reading different things into them. I love hearing what those things are.
Martin would love it too if Loki Characters like OB and Sylvie – a fan-favorite female variant of Loki played by Sophia Di Martino – are finding their way into other MCU projects beyond Loki. “I hope everyone steals our characters! It’s really special to be a part of the MCU, to see other creators say, ‘Oh wow, I love this character and want to use him in this story.’ It’s a great acknowledgment of the work we’ve done to create our own world.”
“But I don’t want to let any of them go either,” Martin adds with a grin. “I want to keep writing them forever.”
Loki is currently streaming on Disney+; The wonders hits theaters November 10th.