So, now that Loki has finished its inaugural season, we’ve been brainstorming about what the implications of the series as a whole means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general.
And, there might be some BIG things to come in reference to the comics, as well as past and future Marvel entertainment. So, we’re going on a deep dive of how Loki could change the MCU for good moving forward!
The Expansive Multiverse
Well, Marvel REALLY just went there with the entire introduction of the multiverse in the finale of Loki. 👀 And, we already figure that Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness states in its title that the film will dive into the chaos and complications of what these branched timelines mean. Now that Wanda has started to dive into her Scarlet Witch powers, she will likely be accompanying Doctor Strange as they explore the multiverses at hand. Most likely, Doctor Strange will be looking to restore some semblance of balance (but we’re not too sure he’ll be able to do so).
But, the multiverse exploration doesn’t stop there! When Spider-Man: No Way Home is released this December, there have been plenty of rumors about how Peter Parker will be exploring different multiverses as well. And, that means we could see multiple Spider-Man iterations (like Toby McGuire’s version, Andrew Garfield’s version, and Miles Morales) and various villains from past films. This could be the first time we fully see the multiverse in action when it comes to different versions of the “same” person, outside of Loki.
But, even though it’s not a live-action Marvel film or series, What If…? will debut on Disney+ as an animated show that explores alternate timelines.
So, you’ll see worlds where Peggy Carter got the super soldier serum to become Captain Britain, where Yondu abducted T’Challa, where Clint Barton became the Hulk, and beyond. And, you never know if He Who Remains or Kang the Conqueror will appear at some point!
Iterations of Kang the Conqueror
Kang the Conqueror has a LOT of different versions of himself, as stated by He Who Remains in Loki‘s finale. And, the more versions of Kang, the harder it is to fully defeat him! If you think about it, our heroes will have to consider the fact that, when one Kang dies, another will take his place. While the ACTUAL Kang the Conqueror may be introduced in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Marvel has opened the door to the possibilities of Immortus and Iron Lad too! Besides, Marvel has hinted at a Fantastic Four reboot, which means we have to consider the concept of the “Interdimensional Council of Reeds” when it comes to Kang.
Fantastic Four dives into a story where Reed Richards has a bunch of versions of himself meeting up using portals. And, that is SUPER similar to the narrative that He Who Remains explains in the last episode of Loki. But, it’s also important to note that the Reeds were killed off by the Celestials for the most part. Now that The Eternals will be coming to theaters in November, we could see a bunch of Kangs appear in the film too!
Of course, we couldn’t leave out the Young Avengers when it comes to our list of potential Kang appearances. Marvel has already basically fully set up our team with Kid Loki, Tommy and Billy Maximoff, Isaiah Bradley, and more. And, if we are getting another set of Avengers films starring this group of young heroes, it would make sense for them to stand off against a BIG bad — and Kang fits the bill.
In conclusion, we think the more of Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, the better.
The Second Season of Loki
Now that Loki has been confirmed to have a second season, we have BIG things to talk about. Along with Loki being in a whole different timeline, we also want to note that Alioth is still alive. So, he may eventually be harnessed as a weapon to defeat rogue variants in Loki (and possibly other areas of the MCU).
We would love to see some of Kang’s origins explained, as well as fuller details on the effects of the Multiversal War!
Opportunities on the Rise
We have quite the opportunity at hand, Marvel (wink, wink). Now that we’ve shown a hint towards the X-Men version of Quicksilver in WandaVision and the small reveal towards a possible Fantastic Four reboot, these franchises could easily be added into the MCU more smoothly with the chaos of the Multiversal War. There wouldn’t be as much of a question as to where the characters or universes came from, because there are just SO many versions of alternate timelines that can be showcased moving forward.
We also have our fingers crossed to see the Secret Wars inducted into the MCU as well! Marvel has already started to lean that way with their current story projections, as the Secret Wars has different realities going to war and multiple versions of the same character fighting each other. It’s a pretty epic plot with a Multiversal War that Loki has already started to lean into. Plus, the show has already stated there was a PREVIOUS Multiversal War, which could mean that Secret Wars would be an easy lead-in for this next phase of Marvel films.
We are on the edge of our seats, wanting to know about what the MCU has in store for fans! Of course, you can stay tuned with All Ears for the latest Marvel entertainment and news coming soon (not to mention our biggest theories about future films and series)!
What are some of your biggest theories about what will happen in the MCU after Loki? Let us know in the comments below!
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