The MCU's third Disney+ series of Phase 4, Tom Hiddleston's Loki, is already making waves as one of Marvel Studios' most ambitious projects to date. Taking inspiration from some of Marvel's iconic entries while setting the stage for an incredibly unique run through space and time, the God of Mischief has a prime opportunity to make an impact on the overall narrative on his own solo journey.
The past few weeks have given fans a deep inside look at the work that went into making Loki shine from the start; this has also come with teases of what to expect in weeks to come. Included in this madness is Owen Wilson's Mobius M. Mobius, the Time Variance Authority guru whose relationship with the titular anti-hero is quickly turning into must-watch TV.
Mobius' influence on Loki is something that will be prominent through this show's plot, which was a point of discussion recently with the director of Loki.
LOKI DIRECTOR TALKS MOBIUS
Loki director Kate Herron took to Twitter to discuss a couple of moments featuring Owen Wilson's Mobius M. Mobius from Episode 1.
Herron spoke about one of her favorite lines from head writer Michael Waldron in which Loki admits himself to be a villain, to which Mobius responds "That's not how I see it."
Herron praised it as a "really beautiful moment of empathy" as the scene shared some insight into who Mobius is as a character:
"Last one is one of favorite lines by Michael Waldron, I love it when Loki calls himself a villain, and Mobius says “That’s not I see it”, really beautiful moment of empathy and a insight into what kind of character Mobius is."
Herron also revealed that Mobius' first scene in the episode, which showed "the moment when he draws a stick figure" in the 16th-century French cathedral, was a pitch straight from Owen Wilson:
"Building on the last one and Mobius’ empathy, the moment when he draws a stick figure for the kid in the cathedral was a pitch of Owen’s, and also revealed to be another fun bit of tech world-building too for the tem pad."
OWEN WILSON MAKING AN EARLY IMPACT
Even in his first MCU appearance, it's clear that Owen Wilson is putting his expertise in the industry to good use. By taking on a character different from any shown in Marvel's history, the longtime star is taking the chance to add his own flair and influence to develop Mobius into a well-rounded being.
More than anything else in Episode 1, Mobius found a way to get inside Loki's head and understand him more so than almost anyone who's interacted with the God of Mischief previously. While his TVA co-workers are much more willing to simply get rid of another variant, Mobius is quickly proving that he sees Loki as someone who still has plenty of good in him.
With only one episode having arrived so far, Mobius' relationship with Loki still has plenty of time to develop as fans learn more about the God of Mischief's intentions. Through this journey, it will be exciting to see Wilson's impact on the story as well as his potential to stick around for future MCU entries.