Michael Waldron Teases Loki —The Marvel Cinematic World is based on a network of interconnected movies and episodes — and, as with anyfictitious universe, things get much more difficult when time travel is involved. Well, Avengers: Endgame made sure to spread out a few more timelines, and the next Loki series appears to be prepared to cope with the ramifications.
The Time Variance Authority, which deals with temporal fractures, is introduced in Loki, which sees Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the title mischief-maker. This gang includes Mobius (Owen Wilson) and Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku), as well as the TVA’s Judge Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), and Loki appears poised to make their lives tough.
However, theTVA will not be the only one who will struggle. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige wants to keep the Marvel world running smoothly, so he’s bringing back Loki writer Michael Waldron to work on the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness screenplay. So, will Doctor Strange 2 and Loki share connective tissue?
“That would just be insane speculation,”Waldron chuckles in an interview with Total Film magazine for the current edition. “All of these tales are related and have implications in their own way. Our goal with the Loki series, I believe, was for it to have far-reaching consequences across the MCU in the future. So, was I going to have to clean up any of the messes I caused [with Loki]? Perhaps.”
If there are any issues with the timeframe, then a Loki season 2 is in order? Will there be a follow-up? “At this point, I’ve learnt that expecting anything from myself is pointless and a fool’s errand,” Tom Hiddleston adds. “I’m not sure what the future holds now that I’ve said farewell to the character once, twice, three times. But I’m looking forward to finding out. I don’t believe we could have predicted the next ten years.”
He pauses and smiles. “That, however, would be underestimating Kevin Feige’s intelligence! Maybe he could see into the future and foresaw everything, and he does work for the TVA, and reality is unfolding as it should, and we’re all simply along for the ride…”
The first of six weekly episodes of Loki will premiere on Disney Plus on June 9. Pick up a copy of the new edition of Total Film magazine, which reaches shelves real and digital on Friday, May 28 for much more on the programme, including exclusive interviews with Hiddleston and the cast, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, director Kate Herron, and head writer Michael Waldron.