Loki and Doctor Strange and Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron explain how the canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is always in flux.
Michael Waldron, the writer behind not only Loki but next Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity, shared first-hand information on what it’s like to create a new job while managing the limitations of the interconnected world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When asked about what it’s like to work with Marvel Studios on a creative project while operating within the MCU, Waldron said Collider, “Well, I think one of the joys of being a writer in the Marvel world is being able to make terrible messes and leave them to yourself. [successors]. Although, from time to time, you find yourself being your own [successor]. “
He continued: “For example, write the Loki show and then you end up typing Doctor Strange 2, having to clean up your own mess and that can be a lot of fun. Certainly it is important to define the rules, the background, the history of this organization, as much as we can to tell the story. But ultimately, everything that is canon is what ends up on camera. So everything between those lines is open to interpretation and change and everything. “
While the MCU canon is always open to debate among fans online, and the creation of various MCU fan theories, Waldron noted that the MCU is not that different from how the comic book world works, in the sense of that although a creator could adapt a property, that same property is always open to be reinvented in the future. The Loki The writer added, “It’s like someone wants to do a story with the TVA moving forward, certainly we can have a conversation and I can say, ‘Hey, this is what I thought maybe it would be,’ but that’s his thing, in that point and they should take it in their own direction. “
Recently, Waldron also confirmed the gender identity of the God of Mischief, stating that the MCU’s God is gender fluid, as he has been portrayed in various versions of the Marvel Comics character. He said, “I know how many people identify with Loki in particular and are eager for that representation, especially with this character. We work very hard.”
The official synopsis of LokiThe first season says,
Loki follows Thor’s rebellious foster brother as he leaps through human history as an unlikely influencer in historical events.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Tara Strong as Miss Minutes and Eugene Cordero as Casey, with Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant and Sasha Lane in undisclosed roles. New episodes premiere Wednesdays on Disney +.
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