Is anyone out there new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
If so, here’s lesson #1: “MCU” stands for Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ok, so maybe that was a given, but how well do you know Marvel’s god of mischief? And if you are familiar with the character, played by Tom Hiddleston, do you consider him a villain or a hero; good or bad; moral or immoral?
Apparently, Marvel and Disney feel like there should some Loki education available so that fans don’t forget about the Loki series while they’re gearing up for Season 2, and so that those who are new to the MCU way of life can get to know Loki a little better.
The entertainment powerhouses have created an animated version of the god of mischief so that his arc (storyline) is easier to understand and build upon. It’s called Untold: Tom Hiddleston, Loki in Loki.
The animated version of the chief mischief-maker appears in a new promotional video for the Loki series on Disney+.
The promo also stars Tom Hiddleston as, well, Tom Hiddleston.
(Did you hear Hiddleston’s explanation for Marvel choosing Chris Hemsworth to play Thor? Watch it again!)
Loki debuted on Disney+ over the summer, on June 9, and the first season did so well with fans that it got the official renewal green light for Season 2. After all, there were a truckload or two of cliffhangers in that season finale. (Somehow we knew another season would have to be filmed!)
The new series set a few other things into motion within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was a sort of processor to Marvel’s new What If. . . series as it introduced the idea of multiple timelines and multiple universes in storytelling within the MCU.
Loki also introduced fans to Kang the Conqueror, and he is one bad dude. We’re pretty sure that story is only beginning.
Now back to that question about Loki–good, bad, moral, immoral? What do you think? I don’t know of any other villain who chooses to sacrifice himself for the good of the universe, but that’s exactly what Loki did at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
So, doesn’t that make him a good guy?
Episodes of the What If . . . series are new on Disney+ every Wednesday, and all six Loki Season 1 episodes are streamable anytime on the platform.