Loki's Tom Hiddleston Graces New Magazine Covers For Marvel Show Promotion

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

Despite a tragic death at the hands of Thanos during Avengers: Infinity War , Loki is set to make a triumphant return in his very own Disney+ series . The big twist of the character's comeback is the fact that this is a different version of the character, a variant that originated from one of the branched timelines that the Avengers accidentally created during 2019's Endgame .

Tom Hiddleston will reprise the role of Marvel's God of Mischief . Throughout the Infinity Saga, Loki had his fair share of ups and downs, ultimately leading to a compelling arc that defined the character as more of a hero than a villain in the end.

However, this alternate version seems poised to experience a different journey altogether. The trailers established that the character's shenanigans during Endgame will be the main focus of the narrative, and Loki will look to aid the Time Variance Authority to save the multiverse from breaking apart (literally).

Now, a new look for the Marvel series has emerged, placing the spotlight on its lead star.


Marvel Studios officially released a new Empire cover for Loki , showcasing Tom Hiddleston's return to the MCU via his own Disney+ series.


Alongside the release from Marvel, Empire posted two alternate covers for their April edition featuring Hiddleston's God of Mischief.

The image shows Loki in a goofy pose, with the actor trying to mimic the iconic horns of Loki's MCU costume.


Hiddleston channels his inner God of Mischief in this official subscriber cover from Empire.



The latest Empire covers provide a stunning look at Tom Hiddleston as he makes his much-anticipated return to the MCU.

In the past months, early tracking has suggested that Loki is Marvel's most popular show yet , and these images should help in establishing that trend.

It's no secret that Tom Hiddleston's portrayal of the anti-hero in the Infinity Saga is mightily impressive, and his return is no doubt a welcome one as the MCU embraces a brand-new chapter. Given that the God of Mischief is a huge part of the films, it will be interesting to see how he will evolve through long-form storytelling, especially considering that the hero's journey of the character will be radically different from his big-screen counterpart.

The trailers established that the main mission is to fix the multiverse, with multiple timelines branching out due to the time-travel mishap from Endgame . This mind-bending plot seems to be a perfect avenue for Loki to showcase his personal growth, but Thor's absence will definitely be a challenge for the character's evolution; his brother was the one who helped him to transition into his heroic side.

Based on what's been revealed, Owen Wilson's Mobius will help Loki find his inner hero this time around. A glimpse of the pair's dynamic was featured in the trailers, and it's possible that he will serve as the moral anchor of the character in the series.

Loki is shaping up to be an exciting MCU adventure led by Hiddleston's iconic portrayal.

Loki is set to debut on Disney+ on June 11, 2020.

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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.