Loki season 1 director Kate Herron explains why the Asgard-based scene featured in the show’s marketing was ultimately cut from the series.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Loki Episode 6, “For All Time. Always,” which is now airing on Disney +.
Marketing for Loki Season 1 included footage from a scene that never aired, showing the God of Mischief looking triumphant in a massive Asgardian throne room. However, unlike the infamous trailers outtakes from other Marvel Studios projects, this sequence was actually part of the series at one point.
Loki Season 1 director Kate Herron spoke with TVLine about this footage, revealing that it came from “memory scenes in Asgard” that Loki saw while watching the highlights of his life at the Time Theater during Episode 1. In the end, Herron cut them off after deciding they didn’t fit the bill others, more dramatic clips that Loki sees.
“They tended to lean a bit more towards comedy and the scenes weren’t bad. But when we were putting the edit together, they were pretty close to where [Loki] go frigga [dying], ”Herron said. “Obviously, we did not want to take that moment away from us, because it is her mother who is dying and she is very emotional. It is always complicated. The scenes weren’t necessarily good, but they weren’t quite right. That’s why sometimes there are parts that people see that don’t end up on the show. “
While some viewers took this scene as confirmation that King Loki, a future version of the God of Mischief in Marvel comics, was the mind behind the Time Variation Authority, others speculated that it came from the recently confirmed one. Loki Season 2, believing that production had begun in secret. Instead, the season 1 finale reveals that He Who Remains, a variant of Kang the Conqueror, created the TVA after the first Multiversal War.
Herron previously confirmed that Loki Season 2 was not planned from the beginning, but did occur during the production of season 1. She explained her decision to stop directing season 2 during her interview with TVLine, explaining that he does not have “bad feelings” towards Marvel and hopes to work with the company again. “It’s a lot for a director to do six hours, particularly in the Marvel way. We didn’t have the showrunner system. We made this like a giant movie, for which I will always be grateful and it was a great opportunity for me. But I gave him a lot, and it is a lot. I am so proud to have gotten down to work. “
Loki Season 1 is now streaming in its entirety on Disney +. According to star / producer Tom Hiddleston, “deep, deep, deep discussions” are currently ongoing about the plot of season 2.
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