Loki reunites with the God of Thunder in a new fan-made poster for Thor: Love & Thunder. Before Thanos came and snapped away half of all living things, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was set up as the big bad in the MCU. Thor’s adopted brother made his first appearance in Thor in 2011 before taking on all of the Avengers in 2012. The God of Mischief has appeared in several of the MCU movies, but the original Loki was strangled to death by Thanos at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.
As mentioned above, the Thor franchise began in 2011 and is set to continue in 2022 with Thor: Love & Thunder, making Thor the first MCU hero to get a fourth solo film. Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok restored people’s faith in the Thor series, which is likely why he is returning to helm his next solo film. Not much is known about the story for Thor: Love & Thunder, but there are some big names coming back for the sequel. Natalie Portman is returning as Jane Foster and will become Mighty Thor, as is Tessa Thompson, who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok. The Guardians of the Galaxy will also appear in Thor: Love & Thunder, but it’s unknown what their role will be or how long they will be featured in the movie. One character that isn’t expected to return, though, is Loki.
Digital artist psychboz‘s newest creation is a fan poster for Thor: Love and Thunder. There is a lot of detail that went into this poster, as it contains the Guardians of the Galaxy (minus Gamora) and even shows what Portman could look like as Mighty Thor. The credits at the top also include Christian Bale, who will play the film’s mysterious villain. In addition to all of that, the artist also predicts that Loki will appear in the movie.
While Loki did “die” in Avengers: Infinity War, Loki from an alternate timeline escaped during the Time Heist in Avengers: Endgame, which leaves the door open for his return to the MCU. Loki is one of the few Marvel characters getting their own Disney+ TV show, but fans will have to wait until 2021 to see Loki. Depending on what happens during the events of his solo show, Loki could appear in Thor: Love & Thunder, but his appearance has by no means been confirmed.
Loki has “died” and come back to life a few different times during the events of the MCU, but having him return in Thor: Love & Thunder could give the MCU an interesting plotline. It would give Thor a chance to reunite with his brother; however, Loki would likely be a bad guy in the sequel. When he escaped with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, it was the version from 2012 that had just tried taking over the world. That means if the teaser footage for Loki is anything to go by, he’s going to be back to his ruthless self should he appear in Thor: Love & Thunder.