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Loki will have "wide-reaching ramifications" for the MCU

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WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier gave Marvel Cinematic Universe fans plenty to obsess over, and the next MCU series to debut on Disney+ will be Loki, which will find Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief who stole the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame and has now been imprisoned by the Time Variance Authority and forced to help them fix damaged timelines throughout human history.

Previously, Marvel TV shows merely reacted to the events of their big-screen brethren, but this new era of Marvel shows on Disney+ is tightly woven into the very fabric of the franchise, with characters and events freely shifting between the two. Loki writer Michael Waldron was also brought in to work on the script for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and was asked by Total Film if that means the two projects are more connected than we might believe. Waldron's answer is typical of those within the Marvel fold, but he does tease that Loki may have wide-reaching ramifications for the entire MCU.

That would just be crazy conjecture. All of these stories, in their own way, are interconnected, and have ramifications. I think that certainly our aim with the Loki series was for it to have wide-reaching ramifications across the MCU moving forward. So, you know, was I having to clean up some of the messes that I made [with Loki]? Maybe so.

With Loki set to debut on Disney+ next week, we should have a much better idea of just what sort of time-shifting, universe-hopping shenanigans Tom Hiddleston will be getting up to, but will this be the last we see of the character? Hiddleston doesn't know for sure, but he told Total Film that, "At this point, I have learned that for me to have any expectations is futile and a fool’s errand. Having said goodbye to the character once, twice, three times, I do not know what the future holds. But I’m excited to find out. I think we could never have seen 10 years ahead."

The official synopsis for Loki:

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.

Loki is set to debut on Disney+ on June 9th.

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