How Loki has changed MCU forever. Loki’s ‘Future’ special teased that this show changed the MCU forever. The show’s sixth episode, or first season, became available for viewing on Wednesday. The season ended on the brink. This show can be credited with introducing the multiverse to the MCU. It actually made up the heart of the show story and drove the central conflict.
The show also confirmed that it will return for a second season, likely to happen later next year.
Loki was arrested by the Time Variance Authority or TVA for the crime of mutation, a being who did something that shouldn’t have happened. In the MCU, the Loki we knew was strangled to death by Thanos, while the show’s headlines were made by Loki who escaped with a Tesseract or Space Stone after the Battle of New York.
After being arrested by the TVA, he learns that his organization is looking for a variant of himself or a version of himself from another universe. It turns out he is a female Loki who calls herself Sylvie. Loki teamed up with Sylvie and the two eventually found themselves in Void, a place at the end of time. There they found many more Loki strains, um, as varied as children and crocodiles.
Loki is the first solid proof that Multiverse is a reality in the MCU. And the existence of Jonathan Majors’ He Who Remains or Kang of Conqueror in the End of Time and the interesting ramifications for the future of the MCU.
First, the multiverse allows Marvel Studios to explain the rise of X-Men (including Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool) and the Fantastic Four to the MCU. It would be an easy road to the Marvel properties it acquired when Disney acquired Fox and brought it to the MCU. Anyway, it would be simpler to do than to say they’ve always been in the MCU and we’ve never seen them.