By Natalie Rich ’24
With the anticipation surrounding Marvel Studios Phase 4, fans are on the edge of their seats awaiting the next series premiere: Loki.
The world’s favorite anti-hero is making a comeback on June 9, 2021.
Earlier in the year, Marvel released two hit series, Wandavision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Each did well in the eyes of the public and ratings soared, both gaining mass publicity and support.
So, it goes without saying that the upcoming release will most likely do well for Marvel.
These said shows released new episodes every Friday, but with the upcoming Loki series, “Wednesdays are the new Fridays!” as Tom Hiddleston quoted in a recent video announcement.
Despite being bumped off in Avengers Infinity War, Loki is making a return in his show. It will take place in an alternate universe where Loki has escaped with the Tesseract during a quick time travel trip in Avengers Endgame. For a character who is never where one might think him to be, he finds himself stuck having to work for the Time Variance Authority, for reasons yet to be named.
Even so fans are speculating that he will have to help fix different timelines to make up for his mischievous behavior. We will soon find out if this theory reigns true.
Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, will still hold all his lovable and wicked traits, for those wondering.
As Hiddleston describes, Loki has always been a complex character and with the show, hopefully the audience will get a clearer picture of who exactly Loki is.
Is he truly an anti-hero, or just misunderstood? That question is yet to be uncovered.
Hiddleston gives viewers a small peek into what the show has in store for this coming Summer in his recent interview with Empire Magazine.
“…the show, is about identity, and about integrating the disparate fragments of the many selves that he can be, and perhaps the many selves that we are,” Hiddleston said.
Just how the previous shows began setting up Phase 4, Loki will provide a larger context to the plotline of its upcoming films.
The release dates of Marvel’s upcoming projects have been pushed back mainly due to the restrictions that Covid-19 has placed on the film industry.
But that hasn’t diminished the excitement revolving around the Marvel films.
To name a few of Marvel Studios’ future motion pictures: Black Widow, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2, Ms. Marvel, and The Eternals.
Many dates are already set in stone, like the Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour and Florence Pugh. It is set to premiere with early access on July 9, 2021, on the platform, Disney +.
In other news, Marvel’s project titled The Eternals is being directed by recent Oscar winner Chloé Zhao. No major news has been provided regarding this film; however, a teaser trailer was released as of late.
Marvel has just begun revving up their engines for the upcoming Phase 4 and there’s much more in store for audiences across the world.