Marvel Chief Reveals Loki Short Film Idea Before Disney+ Came Along

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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With Loki right around the corner, fans are in a frenzy for any information or sneak peeks they can get before the show drops. Marvel, of course, familiar as ever with their fans, has been ready to oblige. From merchandise reveals, to brand-new scenes—Marvel is all but holding a carrot-on-a-stick in front of the MCU fanbase.

Even with all the attention that the show is getting, there still isn't all that much fans know about the series. While it's known that the timeline is in shambles thanks to Loki, that's about all that fans know in regard to any antagonistic forces—besides Loki being Loki, of course. This goes in hand with the fact that, besides that, the general plot of the show is unknown.

Of course, there are plenty of rumored things. Such as variants of the Loki the fans know that will show up, like Kid Loki. Then, all of the teases to Kang the Conqueror, a villain very familiar with various timelines—something that seems to be at the core of the show.

With said timelines, and the time travel that the show promises, comes lots of complexities. There are lots of things to juggle and balance. However, if anyone can do all of that, it's the head CEO of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige. 


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In a virtual press conference for Loki, Kevin Feige was asked if it was tough to balance time periods and timelines when working on creating the God of Mischief's show.

Thankfully, Feige was ready with an answer that was quite more revealing than usual, sharing that at one point there was a short film concept focused on a nightclub-owning Loki from the 1970s.

 "Early on, it was sort of the low hanging fruit... There was ideas for a short film going back almost a decade for Loki running a Studio 54 in the 70s. I think we had some concept art of him on a horse. Thankfully, thanks to Michael and Kate, the story became more interesting than that."


It's pretty clear that fans reside in the better timeline where the Loki Disney+ series exists over the previously contemplated short film. From the sounds of it, the creatives behind the scenes have it all under control and know exactly what they are doing. Feige himself sounded impressed as he talked about the show and how it turned out.

Besides all of the time travel craziness that is promised to the fans, what makes Loki all the more interesting is that it's the first Marvel Studios project that features a villain in its lead role—that is, of course, if one doesn't count Thanos clearly being the hero in Avengers: Infinity War. If the show is successful, maybe there's a chance the trend will continue. Personally, the idea of a Thanos-centric series is oh so appealing.

Marvel's Loki premieres on Disney+ on June 9, so be sure to check it out. Although, that should go without saying—I'm sure everyone here will watch the show multiple times over.

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Release Date
October 05, 2023
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.