Marvel Studios has long made it clear that their planned Disney Plus shows will have a large amount of overlap with future movies. For example, we already know that 2021’s WandaVision will connect directly to the subsequent Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. What’s more, according to a new report from FandomWire, the upcoming Loki spinoff series will set up a fan-pleasing development in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. And if all we’re hearing is true, then be warned that some potential spoilers lie ahead.
As you’ll likely recall, the recent Avengers: Endgame saw an alternate timeline version of Loki escape capture with the Tesseract. Since then, we’ve heard that the trickster’s TV show will be a continuation of this plot thread, as Loki uses the power of the Infinity Stone to travel through human history and change major events.
So far, the details of his small screen adventure are still a little vague, but at the end of the series, it’s said that Loki will use the Tesseract to travel into the main MCU timeline. This ending will apparently lay the groundwork for his appearance in the fourth Thor movie.
What’s interesting about this idea is that it potentially allows for the return of the old, relatively villainous Loki. After all, the alternate timeline version of Thor’s brother never had the redemptive arc of his main timeline counterpart.
Speculation aside, however, we’ll find out what Marvel really has in mind for the trickster when the Loki show comes to Disney Plus in the Spring of 2021. After that, we’ll see how Jane Foster fares as the new Goddess of Thunder when Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on November 5th of the same year.