New details have emerged regarding Marvel’s upcoming Loki series – with producers confirming a time travel element.
“There’s a huge time travel component,” Loki executive producer Stephen Broussard explained in the Marvel Studios: Exploring the Universe special released on Disney+ yesterday. “There will be a man on the run quality to it, and we get the chance to explore the more human sides of Loki.”
The time travel aspect has long been rumored – with images seemingly indicating that Loki would, at least briefly, emerge in the 1970s. This, however, marks the first official confirmation of the concept.
Fellow producer, Kevin Wright, elaborated further on Loki’s journey across the episodes. “We’re finally going to see him on his back foot,” he said. “This is him being put in a position where he doesn’t have all the answers and where he’s been thrown a curveball by life.” It remains unclear which forces Loki will find himself on the run from, or what the answers he seeks will ultimately be. It was previously revealed, however, that Loki will link directly into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Equally, it’s implied that Loki will also lead into Thor: Love and Thunder.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also recently revealed the series will tie into Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which is set to be released on May 7, 2021, though the exact details are still unknown.