So, Loki Episode 4 just landed on Disney Plus and it was a pretty spectacular episode, however, I wanted to talk about Loki’s post-credits scene more than anything.
What does it mean for the future of the show? What does it mean for the future of the MCU and Marvel’s upcoming movies?
There’s a lot to unpack here and I know that many of you will be scratching your heads after having watched it thinking, “What on Earth was that?”.
It is very much a WTF moment.
But, before we start really getting into what happened in this episode, I have to give you a HUGE SPOILERS WARNING.
WARNING: Spoilers For Loki Episode 4 in this article!
So, to cut a not-long-enough episode even shorter, the episode ends with Loki being ‘pruned’ by Ravonna Renslayer.
He was also just about to tell Sylvie that he loved her (which means that Loki does love Loki. Of course, he does).
Sylvie then had the opportunity to kill Ravonna, yet she opted to keep her alive because she wants to know EVERYTHING.
However, before all you Loki and Tom Hiddleston fans start balling your eyes out, there was a post-credits scene that really changed everything as far as the show and the MCU as a whole’s concerned.
No, what ends up happening in the post-credits scene is that you see Loki (Tom Hiddleston’s version) on the ground.
He looks up and asks: “Is this Hell? Am I dead?”, which he could very well have been given how bleak the place he’s ended up in looks.
A voice then says (Richard E. Grant’s voice by the way): “Not yet. But you will be unless you come with us.”
So many Lokis!
Loki then looks up and sees three rather strange looking individuals, one of which is holding an alligator who’s wearing a Loki helmet.
At first glance, this looks like the oddest superhero team ever assembled.
However, on closer inspection, you realise that these are other Loki variants.
Richard E. Grant seems to be playing Golden Age Loki, then there’s Kid Loki who seems to be holding Allegator Loki (I’m presuming) and also perhaps a Thor version of Loki…?
I think the last variant could be a Loki who got Thor’s hammer instead of Thor.
All of these versions of Loki are not part of the ‘Sacred Timeline’ and what their inclusion in the show does is confirm the presence of the Multiverse in the MCU.
This is the first time the Multiverse has ever officially been revealed and for some reason, the Time Keepers are trying to get rid of it.
There must be a reason for this, and I’m wondering whether it could have something to do with Doctor Strange.
Could Doctor Strange or a Sorcerer be the one behind the TVA as a means to ensure that the Multiverse doesn’t end up taking over?
That could be why the TVA was seemingly so keen on rounding up all of the Loki variants because they might be the ones who pose the biggest threat to the ‘Sacred Timeline’.
Now, that is just a theory, and probably not a very good one.
Loki: Into The Loki-Verse – The Multiverse in the MCU confirmed in Loki’s post-credits scene?
However, what this show has done in revealing these Loki variants all at once is blow open the whole MCU to infinite possibilities.
You could say they’ve created a load of nexuses in their timeline.
This really makes things interesting moving forward, and it’s also nice that this Disney Plus Marvel show will have an outcome on the MCU as a whole.
It seemed as though Kevin Feige was rather against the idea of anything big happening in the TV shows.
Yet, the confirmation of the Multiverse in Loki Episode 4 is pretty darn big!
What did you make of Loki Episode 4?
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