Loki’s lead writer Michael Waldron explores the ideas at the core of the Marvel show and how the rest of the show was built around them.
Series creator LokiMichael Waldron said the show was based on a couple of the most important concepts in history. While the Disney + show features many new characters, concepts, and settings, it still exists within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continuity. Takes place after Avengers Endgame, following an alternate version of Loki. Included as part of Phase 4 of the MCU, it’s setting up a lot of what’s to come in future Marvel titles.
In the first episode, the audience meets the Time Variance Authority (TVA), a bureaucratic organization that has the purported goal of keeping the sacred timeline safe from those who risk destroying it. While Loki initially believes that this is just another silly group of people he can outsmart, he realizes that all magical power is useless on TVA. He would eventually run into a supposed variant of Loki, named Sylvie, who eventually works with him to survive and find out what is really going on behind the TVA.
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At Screen Rant, we had a chance to chat with Waldron. He spoke of some of the most central concepts of Loki on which the rest of the series is based. Waldron said that TVA and Sylvie were the two big ideas coming into the writers room. He explained that the TVA in particular allowed them to take the story to so many potential places. See below for his full statement:
“TVA was obviously the first idea we built the show on, and the great thing about TVA is that you can go anywhere and anytime outside of that. So, we knew we were going to be able to cover a lot of ground. this series if we wanted to. I think it was TVA and then it was Sylvie. Those were the two big beacons for us. “
There are some notable differences with TVA and Sylvie between the comics and Loki, although his story has not yet finished being told. For example, in the comics, the TVA employees are all clones rather than previous variants. However, since TVA hasn’t been explored in any previous MCU projects, they can really take this in whatever way makes sense for phase 4. Since Waldron also wrote Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of InsanityYou are certainly aware of how the TVA will affect things in the future.
With just one episode of Loki remaining, it is unlikely that all questions the audience has regarding the TVA will be answered. However, the mysteries uncovered about TVA so far and the impact of Loki and Sylvie’s actions will surely be referenced in future MCU projects. Given all the material that surrounds the Multiverse, it will certainly contribute to what is to come in movies, such as Doctor Strange 2.
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