Executive Producer claims that “Full-On Multiversal War” was almost included in Loki Season 2October 18, 2023 By Admin
In an interview with Den of Geek, Loki executive producer Kevin Wright disclosed that during the creation of season 2, they briefly entertained the idea of a “full-on multiversal war.” They ultimately chose against it, though, believing that at that stage in the series, a major battle of that magnitude felt hurried and undeserved. Rather, they chose to remain rooted in the fallout from the events of season one, namely focusing on the situation of the Time Variance Authority and whether or not all of its members support the drastic adjustments.
“In one version, we go full-on multiversal war, but even as we were saying that, it felt completely wrong, jumping to something we haven’t earned yet,” Wright said. “They just made a huge decision, so what’s happening at the TVA now? Is everyone in the TVA on board? Probably not for something as radical as this. What happens when the TVA starts finding out they are variants? If Loki can find Mobius, what is he going to tell him? All of this stuff will have bigger consequences for the MCU, but it’s our story, the story we started in season one.”
In the second season, Loki is engaged in a conflict over the TVA and the multiverse’s fate. Along with well-known figures like Mobius and Hunter B-15, he sets off on an adventure through the ever growing multiverse. His main objectives are to get back to Sylvie and learn the truth about Judge Renslayer and Miss Minutes.
Season Two of Loki Shatters Disney+ Viewing Records
With his victorious comeback to Disney+, Loki has shattered prior watching records for the streaming service. It drew in a staggering 10.9 million viewers in the first three days of its premiere. This is hardly surprising given that, throughout the course of its six-week run, season one regularly averaged over 872 million minutes of viewing each week, according to Nielsen statistics. In 2023, only the third season premiere of The Mandalorian has garnered more views on Disney+ than Loki.
It has been an amazing journey for Tom Hiddleston to play Loki, who has gone from being a cunning evil to a more heroic figure. This change was mostly prompted by the first season, which had the character face his own mortality and consider his identity. He was forced to press the reset button on his life after seeing his own death and seeing the pointlessness of the infinity stones.
Loki has never conformed to the conventional definitions of hero or villain. Kevin Wright acknowledged that not everyone in the universe may view him the same way, but he felt that the program forces him into a more heroic character.
“We talked a lot about the idea of heroism and villainy in the Marvel universe, which is usually very binary. The villains have been getting more complicated in the last couple of years, the stories empathize with where they’re coming from, and Loki has never been either/or. Our show has pushed him towards heroism, and we wanted to investigate—if you see yourself as a hero, what if the rest of the universe doesn’t see it that way?”
New episodes of Loki will air onDisney+ every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST.