Loki returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe again and needs to redeem himself … again, will he succeed?

The character of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) went through a great arc of personal redemption before Thanos murdered him in an especially cruel way in the opening scenes of the 2018 Infinity War movie. Then we saw him escape – tesseract in hand – to an unknown destination in Endagme of 2019 in the middle of a timeline that placed him just before that great transit towards … good. Let’s not say that being a better person, pI am at least a more reliable subject.

Now, with a series on the horizon and a more than assured participation in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the big question that the fas are asking is how we could trust – again – in the god of lies and the traps now that he returned to the starting square of his great moral evolution– Well … you understand us – and even emotional.

Let’s put a bit of context: the moment Loki steals the teresact – again – to disappear towards some mysterious temporary destination, his mother has not yet died – a turning point in all his journey towards a new perspective on the world – nor , faced with Thor the Grand Master (Jeff Goldblum), Hela (Cate Blanchett) and finally joined him in the possibility of taking the people of Asgard to safety. So the Loki that we will find in the next series is much more similar to the resentful subject, enraged and charming from Thor and Avengers of 2012.

Loki quickly became one of the most popular characters in the entire MCU, no matter what he was doing or who he betrayed, so that version is likely to return – in some form – and most likely will do so during The plot of Thor: Love and Thunder, it could mean that it could also begin its second cinematic journey towards redemption.

While the above may seem excessive after Loki had to go through all kinds of situations in Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War, to become a central character in the MCU. It is clear that Marvel will have to make some decisions to bring Loki at least close to where he was when he died – this time without resurrection – into the hands of Thanos. As briefly glimpsed in Avengers: Endgame, this Loki is still a villain and while he should now be free from the malevolent influence of the Mind Stone, he is not the man who had a consequent and interesting evolution over nearly five years. to cheat, mock and in the end, establish a solid bond of something like friendship with his brother Thor.

A walk through time

What would Loki have to do to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? First, let’s emphasize the plot of the series. Michael Waldron, Loki’s Disney Plus showrunner has stated that he will focus on Loki’s struggle to find his true identity.

This is a question that Loki also struggled with in his first on-screen appearances and finding out that he was an Ice Giant in the first Thor movie. Was he an Asgardian or an ice giant? Should you have loyalty to your birth family or your adopted clan? Was he really a villain, or was he brought on by Odin’s jealousy favoring Thor from his childhood? These were all questions that Loki was faced with over the course of his first MCU trip , and finally decided that he loved his Asgardian family and was not really evil.

Of course, the 2012 Loki who will star in the Disney Plus program will not face the same situations, because in fact it will go through a different sequence of events and apparently, it will also have a new redemption story – it could not even be – that will turn you into an unknown version of the Asgardian we knew. However, it is possible that Loki is destined to realize that he needs Thor and Asgard in each and every timeline, as the character himself is destined to have that bond forever. In other words, it is likely that the series – which is rumored to show Loki traveling from timeline to timeline and undoubtedly destroying human history as best he can – could prove that an essential part of himself is related to Thor, Asgardians and their family history. If so, it could have a place in Thor: Love and Thunder.

A walk through all time

Most likely, this Loki spends some kind of fun causing chaos, until he returns to the original timeline to which he belongs, either because he ends up captured – as speculated after the brief preview that was shown months ago – or because he is looking for answers. If this happens, it is most likely that he uses the concept of the multiverse and in some way, his story is related to whatever will happen with WandaVision and also with the third part of Spider-Man, in which it already seems to be a fact the concept of intersecting timelines amid unforeseeable consequences will be exploited.

Most likely, the producers will use either of the two scenarios to link Loki’s story in search of answers, with the fact of finding several trapped heroes or in the middle of very characterful battles that include the different timelines that they will have to cross .

Now, will there be a new redemption for Loki?

Although it is not likely that the Loki we met on screen for almost a decade will return – not immediately – it is most possible that there will be a second look at his less dangerous side and if more related to his family, which means that it is imperative that at some point he ends up being part of whatever happens in Thor: Love and Thunder, in which his relationship with his brother could undoubtedly be a way to ensure that you can ask yourself the right questions(and perhaps finding the right answers) about his divided nature and loyalties.

Of course, one thing goes without saying: the Thor from the main timeline probably doesn’t have much of a clue as to what might be going on with his brother, so it’s more than likely that this alternate Loki will do his thing while the mystery is uncovered. . But why deny our favorite big-screen god some fun? For now, one thing is very certain: getting back to the point will be a way to delve deeper and give Loki’s character a long list of experiences that will make him – again – one of the most interesting characters in the MCU. Although, did it ever cease to be?

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