The MCU's third TV show is here. Following on from the success of WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Solider we have Loki. Tom Hiddleston returns as the god of mischief a character that has been central both as a villain and anti-hero since phase one. As you may remember Loki was killed in the opening minutes of Avengers: Infinity War, but when the Avengers travel back to 2012 in Avengers: Endgame the 2012 villain version of Loki steels the tesseract and escapes. The Disney Plus series picks up from this moment. Whilst we saw Loki develop to the point of being an ally of his brother Thor and ultimately give his life in the fight against Thanos, all of that development is lost and 2012 Loki reigns as a villain. Will we see Loki develop once again? and if we do, will it be into a hero or into more of a villain? The season is made up of six episodes that will premiere on Wednesdays on Disney Plus. I will be reviewing each episode here on this post, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back each week for my updates. There will be spoilers beyond this point!
Check out my Falcon and the Winter Solider reviews here: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Review (justanotherfilmblog.uk) and my WandaVision reviews here: WandaVision Review (justanotherfilmblog.uk)
Episode One: Glorious Purpose
Episode one opens in 2012, during the time travel events of Endgame. After stealing the tesseract, Loki escapes too the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Where he falls out of the sky, crashing into the sand that's reminiscent of Tony Stark in Iron Man. However, his escape quickly comes to an end when the TVA (Time Variance Authority) intercept and arrest him. Loki is then taken to the TVA's very 60's/70's vibe headquarters. Where during a intro video it is explained that there was once a multiverse, but a war caused chaos so the Timekeepers emerged and created one timeline, eliminating the multiverse. They then created the TVA to keep track of people who jeopardize the timeline (called variants), arresting them before setting the timeline back to how it should be. The words multiverse and madness are used in the same line here - so that seems to point at the events of Loki leading to Spider-Man: No Way Home and more importantly Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.