We just completed enthusing over WandaVision and are nonetheless awaiting the final episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Solider, but Marvel has a lot a lot more in retailer for us. The studio just dropped the official trailer for Loki, its spinoff restricted series starring Tom Hiddleston as the charismatic trickster demigod and (adoptive) brother to Thor. According to the official premise, immediately after absconding with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, Loki “is a fish-out-of-water when he lands in a planet of problems with the bureaucratic TVA (Time Variance Authority).” One Ars staffer described the all round tone as “Men in Black meets Doctor Who,” which sounds like a winning mixture to me.
As we’ve reported previously, Marvel Studios announced the improvement of its numerous restricted series for Disney+ in 2018, all featuring supporting characters from the films who had been not provided their personal standalone films inside the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU). Details have largely been kept below wraps, but we do know that, like WandaVision, Loki will tie into the forthcoming MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And like Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it will consist of six episodes.
A short shot from Loki that aired in the course of the Super Bowl final year showed the titular character wearing a jumpsuit with the initials “TVA” stamped on it. TVA agents are the so-named “custodians of chronology” who monitor violations to the timeline in the MCU. Catch their focus by attempting to alter history, and you just may meet the incorrect finish of the Retroactive Cannon (Ret-Can) and have your whole history deleted from the historical timeline.
Disney released an extensive first-look teaser in December. It opened with a flashback to a pivotal scene in Endgame, exactly where 2012 Loki snagged the Tesseract containing the Space Stone and vanished by means of a portal. We subsequent saw him in a barren desert with some puzzled regional denizens seeking on. The teaser also showed us Owen Wilson’s character, Mobius M. Mobius (“Time passes differently in the TVA”). The specifics of the plot weren’t revealed, though it did look like the TVA would force Loki to face up to the harm he has wrought.
This new official trailer confirms that. “We guard the correct flow of time,” Mobius explains to a dubious Loki. “You picked up the Tesseract, breaking reality. I want you to assist us repair it. I want your exclusive Loki point of view.” TVA headquarters appears like the atrium of a Hyatt in the 1990s, and apparently the agents are nonetheless making use of dot-matrix printers. No wonder Loki clearly does not consider considerably of the TVA and its thoughts-numbing bureaucracy at 1st, dismissing them as “clowns” in the time keepers’ “circus.” The cast also involves Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Fast Color) as Judge Renslayer and Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country) as Hunter B-15.
It appears like Loki will accompany TVA agents on numerous missions to repair reality, and he demonstrates some impressive knife perform in the inevitable combat scenes. He also remains as saucily arrogant and untrustworthy as ever. “I’ve studied nearly just about every moment of your whole life. You’ve actually stabbed individuals in the back like 50 instances,” Mobius exclaims when Loki insists he can be trusted.
“Well, I’d never ever do it once again!” the god of mischief responds. But can we think him?
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