Recently, the Marvel series Loki confirmed during its mid-credit scene, a huge cliffhanger, that there would indeed be another season, marking this the first confirmation of a sophomore outing for any of the MCU television series. However, while the finale sets up for a second season for the God of Mischief, it also sets the stage for the next phase of the MCU, particularly Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
THR suggests that Tom “Hiddleston’s Loki character is also expected to also appear in the next Dr. Strange.” Though they make it clear that Marvel has not confirmed this character in the sequel. The Benedict Cumberbatch sequel already boasts a cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, after her turn as the character in her own television series, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, and a returning cast of Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
However, there are expected to be many cameos from near castings of MCU characters, and now, perhaps, Loki himself Tom Hiddleston. Though it is still uncertain if Hiddleston will appear, the events in the finale of his show has a lasting impact on the MCU as a whole.
Spoilers for Loki upcoming.
At the end of Loki season 1, a variant of Kang, played beautifully by Jonathan Majors, tells Sylvie(a variant of Loki) and Loki (from Endgame) that this version of Kang is one of the better ones over the multiverse and that the two Gods of Mischief could either run the TVA or let an infinite amount of worse versions of himself spread across the multiverse. After their decision, the sacred timeline essentially breaks and forms an infinite amount of branching timelines.
Ending with our lead Loki variant warning everyone of the upcoming threat, though it is too late as it seems that Kang has already become a conqueror.
End of spoilers
While the ending sets up the next Marvel bad, who already is confirmed for other films, it also sets up the multiverse in a way that any other Marvel production has failed to do up until this point. The Loki series was filled with variants of the God of Mischief and fully introduced the concept of a multiverse and the general multiverse.
While Spiderman Far From Home and WandaVision mentioned and teased these ideas, Loki fully created the concepts that we will eventually see in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and conceivably the greater MCU.
Most of our Loki coverage was covered by our Television division, including a review of the first and fifth episodes, and a review of the finale as a whole, in addition to a plethora of other stories.
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