With season 1 ending last week, we now have three shows that have bought us closer to Marvel other than their main plot movies.
WandaVisions success was phenomenal, they way marvel was able to take two characters and make this series into an emotionally complex storyline. Wanda vision left us with more questions than answers and showcased the in-depth storyline behind Wandas’ thinking and life after Vision had died.
The falcon and the Winter soldier however was less needy than its prior MCU show and was more of an action and political thriller series, but it did bring in A LOT of viewers. Both WandaVision and The falcon and the winter soldier hugely giving the lore of MCU more substance, Loki has proved to be the top of them all.
But what really decides how the dice rolls are the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans with a comic book background.
They want to know what came before and after the lore, that is why lore that is set out of the continuity of the Universe are deemed as not important, they are storylines and are considered as proper shows, but to the comic book fans, what happens out of lore does not matter.
That is why shows like ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ are seen as not important.
That’s why of all the Marvel shows we have come across, Loki is the most important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s shared community and continuity.
Loki was creatively ambitious with a lot of new concepts and gadgets coming into view.
Loki’s end of the season was the biggest game-changer since Thanos’s cameo back in 2012 and it’s all because of Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors)
Kang is a well-known name in the lore, as well as a major villain mentioned in the comics, he has come across almost all the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic universe and will also appear in Ant man and the Wasp: Quantomania.
What really makes this introduction so flawlessly is that the introduction of this old yet new character is the smoothness of the transition.
Even though Kang was only revealed in the last episode, Loki builds up the moment to it, keeping all of us on the edge of our seats.
Not only is Kang the next Thanos leveled threat to the Heroes but the chain of events that Sylvie cause by stabbing Kang redefines how we are going to see Marvel lore in the next few years.
With Kang the Conqueror, who was in the last episode revealed to be controlling all the timelines up till where Loki and Sylvie met him, out of the way – all the timelines are branching out of control.
The sacred timeline now has a tangle og timelines branching and tangling out of it that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is definitely going to explore.
Loki is also said to be featured in the new Spider-man: no way home 2021 movie as well as Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness movie.
A new animated series known as “what if…?” is also said to come out whose base is literally multiverse, hence Loki has set the base for a lot of new opportunities.
The “what if…?” series is based on the Marvel Comics series What if…? Which was published in 1977 and each different issue of this series looked at many possibilities and questions that were not possible or looked upon in the main lore.
Such as: What is the new x-men has died on their first mission, what is Jonah Jameson had adopted Spiderman? And so on.
Unlike other movies that tied into other movies in their end credit scenes or in hidden easter eggs, Loki doesn’t tire into them but instead redefines the movies overall.
Loki’s series has totally morphed the way we look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe and all because of Sylvie’s fulfillment of her vendetta against the TVA.
Loki has forever altered the lore.