Loki’s season finale will have massive ramifications, like creating an even bigger event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe than Infinity War.
The season finale of Loki, “For all time. Always.” delivered some important revelations about the Marvel Cinematic Universe who prepared season 2 of Loki as well as the next great MCU conflict. The episode sees Loki and Sylvie go head-to-head with He Who Remains, the man behind the Time Variance Authority and the individual who put the pair on their respective paths. It gives them two options: take over and run the TVA, preserving the timeline, or kill it and unleash an infinite number of its variants, causing another multiversal war. Sylvie kills the man behind it all, despite Loki pleading with her to think about the repercussions.
In doing so, Sylvie essentially started another Infinity War, as the creation of the multiverse is an event that will change the entire MCU for years to come. He Who Remains, a variant of Kang the Conqueror, reveals that the first Multiversal War was fought between him and countless other variants of himself after they discovered the existence of other universes stacked on top of each other. After a period of peace, the different variants of Kang fought until one destroyed the other universes and their variants by harnessing the power of Alioth, the all-consuming monster in the Void. He created the TVA to prevent branches from forming and other versions of himself from existing.
To their surprise, He Who Remains wants to relinquish control to both Sylvie and Loki and reveals that he has been guiding and influencing their journey from the beginning. He gives them a choice, but seems to be hoping they’ll take his place when he promises them that their variants are far worse than he is. Since both options have major drawbacks, Loki begs Sylvie to think about what they should do, but Sylvie cannot trust anyone and Loki cannot be trusted. After an emotional fight between the two, Kang dies and warns Sylvie of the coming terror. The second multiversal war is apparently the next big event in the MCU after Infinity War, and just like the multiverse itself, the possibilities for what comes next are endless.
The next multiversal war could end up leading to a Secret wars-as an event, where the multiverse is being destroyed, leading to multiple realities converging into one after the conflict ends. The head of a statue of the Living Tribunal, the almighty protector of the multiverse, appeared out of the Void, so there are hints as to where this might be going, but it’s still too early to tell. Kang could end up being the Thanos-like threat looming over the next phase of the MCU, or he could get in the way of something even more threatening.
Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness it will presumably deal directly with the branching multiverse, and with reports that Tom Hiddleston will appear in the film, Loki now it relates even more directly to the film. Strange doctor already explored alternate dimensions and realities, and Stephen Strange is the perfect character to interact with the multiverse and deal with the consequences of Loki. Since countless variants of Kang are coming, it might appear as the Doctor Strange 2it is very bad. Further, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania He has already confirmed that Johnathan Majors will appear as Kang and will be the main villain of the film. Spider-Man: No Way Home It will also go head-to-head with the multiverse with non-MCU Marvel movie characters confirmed to be returning and ongoing rumors that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will appear as their respective versions of Spider-Man.
The MCU is now multiversal and Loki it is the beginning of what looks like an exciting future. The first three phases of the MCU led to the Infinity Saga, and now Phase Four is set to explore the multiverse and all the threats and adventures it will bring. The prospect of a multiversal war could be big and bold enough to outperform the Infinity Saga.
Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, and Eugene Cordero. The Season 1 finale is now available on Disney +.
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