The multiverse is expected to remain central to the narrative of the MCU's Phase 4 as evidenced by the growing importance of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Still, the Doctor Strange sequel is not the only property that has been confirmed to tackle the idea behind alternate realities; Loki will carry the same responsibility.
Tom Hiddleston will be back to play the titular trickster, but he will be in an entirely different scenario this time around. Given that the prime Loki already died during Avengers: Infinity War, the series will instead follow the alternate version of the Asgardian who stole the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame.
The basic premise of the show has already been introduced, but relative plot details are still being kept under wraps. Still, it's all but confirmed that Loki will not be alone due to the lingering presence of the Time Variance Authority led by Owen Wilson's Morbius.
Now, a new trailer has surfaced to give fans a sneak peek of what's to come.
A FRESH LOOK AT LOKI
Marvel Studios officially released a brand-new trailer for Loki, showcasing stunning looks at Tom Hiddleston's new MCU adventure.
WILL LOKI SAVE REALITY?
The trailer is packed with Easter eggs and story beats that tease the overall outlook of Loki, and this will no doubt lead to numerous fan theories along the way.
Based on what's been revealed, it looks like Loki will be easily caught by the TVA after messing up reality during Endgame, thus leading to a trial involving the timekeepers. The new footage did a good job in showcasing the TVA headquarters as well as establishing the main players in the organization such as Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw's unnamed character, and several time-guards.
That being said, the God of Mischief appears to be aware of the existence of this time-based organization, and it will be interesting to find out how this story beat will unravel in the series.
The trailer confirmed that Loki's main mission is to help the TVA fix reality, with the villain ultimately joining the team since they need his “unique Loki perspective.” On the surface, this means that the TVA is using Loki to undo what he did, but it seems reasonable to assume that there is a deeper reason behind the villain's recruitment.
Shots of alternate worlds and otherwordly settings are then featured, effectively teasing fans that Loki will be a show like no other in the MCU.
It's currently unknown who will serve as the villain of the series, but the trailer did tease that a hooded individual might be the one causing more disruptions to reality. Connecting the dots, it's possible that the hooded figure is actually an alternate Loki from another timeline, thus solidifying the plan of the TVA to recruit Thor's adopted brother for the job.
Whatever the case, this trailer should boost the excitement of MCU fans, dialing the hype for Loki even more.
Loki is set to premiere on Disney+ on June 11, 2021.