Loki season 2 ended with the God of Mischief destroying the Time Loom and using his newfound time-slipping abilities to revive the dying branches and reignite an infinite Multiverse. However, to power that, the Asgardian was left at the centre of time, becoming a battery of sorts to power those endlessly emerging timelines.
Tragically, that meant Loki was forced to say goodbye to his friends, watching them from afar (the finale featured the very definition of a bittersweet ending).
We’re bound to see “God Loki” again, with one popular theory suggesting he’ll take the place of Molecule Man in Avengers: Secret Wars. In Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars, he was used to power Doctor Doom’s “Battleworld,” an amalgamation of realities thrown together to create the Multiverse’s sole reality.
We’ll have to wait and see, but in the newly released Assembled: The Making of Loki Season 2, director Aaron Moorhead detailed an alternate – and much safer – ending for the critically acclaimed Disney+ TV series.
“There was a draft of the script of the very end, the very end. Something wasn’t sitting right with both of us about it. And the issue was, this draft didn’t have Loki destroying the Loom. He saved the Loom from imploding and then ascended the throne. We all knew something was up, we just didn’t know what. ‘Cause it was like, well he’s trying to save the Loom, he gets the throne, all of this.”
“But the problem was, is that he didn’t have the sacrifice and we realized, why doesn’t he destroy the Loom and then have to take over the Loom’s massive responsibility? He doesn’t get anything out of it. It seems so obvious now, it seems like exactly the right choice. But that was a watershed moment in the development of it, when we realized Loki needs to destroy and become the Loom.”
Many fans would have welcomed Loki remaining an active participant in the Multiverse Saga, his transformation into “God Loki” was far more fitting and a touching conclusion to his story.
We’re bound to see Tom Hiddleston reprise the role in some way, shape, or form, particularly with Kang’s Multiversal War and all those Incursions in the midst of playing out. In fact, one recent rumour claimed there are big plans for the reformed villain in the upcoming Avengers movies.
Loki season 2 will pick up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.
The series stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, with Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan and Owen Wilson.
Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Dan Deleeuw and Kasra Farahani direct episodes. The Head Writer is Eric Martin.
All episodes of Loki season 2 are now streaming on Disney+.