Marvel Reveals 1 Upcoming MCU Project Where Loki May Return After Season 2

By Sam Hargrave Updated:
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A new MCU trailer may have teased Tom Hiddleston's next God of Mischief appearance following the recent finale of Loki Season 2 on Disney+.

The climax of Loki's sophomore season saw the God of Mischief disappear and the God of Stories come into existence as Hiddleston's hero placed himself at the center of the whole Multiverse and formed it into a familiar Asgardian image.

Did Marvel Just Tease Loki's Imminent Appearance?

Marvel Studios released a new trailer for What If...? Season 2, in which the Watcher was shown projecting an image of the Multiverse and its branches in the shape of a tree (with something of a Christmas spin).

What If Season 2 Yggdrasil
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This same imagery was used in the climax of Loki Season 2 as Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief pulled the timeline branches together into a tree, better known in Norse mythology as Yggdrasil.

Loki Season 2 Multiverse Tree Yggdrasil
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The tree was emerging from a cloud of green, and knowing that the God of Stories, Loki, is sitting at the center of that timeline holding it all together, one has to wonder if he could appear in What If...?'s upcoming episodes.

Loki Season 2 finale ending
Marvel Studios

Hiddleston reprised Loki in several episodes of What If...? Season 1, which included joining Party Thor in Frost Giant form and invading an Earth that had lost its Avengers thanks to a murderous Hank Pym.

The new trailer for What If...? Season 2 can be seen below:

Where Will the TVA & Loki Appear Next?

Currently, Loki isn't expected to return for Season 3 on Disney+ as producer Kevin Wright called the first two seasons "two chapters of the same book." But as Loki is now sitting at the center of the Multiverse and the MCU dives ever deeper into the Multiverse Saga, his return in another project feels inevitable.

Looking at What If...? Season 2, it seems unlikely the TVA's Loki Variant will appear, with the Watcher's Yggdrasil projection probably only placed there to maintain the continuity of Multiversal imagery across the MCU.

Even if the God of Stories doesn't appear in What If...? Season 2, as seems likely, at least one Variant of Loki may well show up. Having made his way into multiple episodes last season, it would be surprising if Hiddleston didn't reprise the character in one of the nine sophomore stories. 

The next time the God of Stories will appear will likely be one of the upcoming Avengers blockbusters, The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. After all, Marvel Studios confirmed Loki has laid the groundwork for a reunion between Thor and Loki. Where better for that to happen than an Avengers movie?

What If...? Season 2 will premiere on Friday, December 22, exclusively on Disney+, with new episodes set to debut daily for nine days.

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December 22, 2023
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Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.