With two series on Disney+, MCU has proved that it nails small screen just as well as the silver screen. “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” were completely different, but both the shows stirred the fans and the internet with exceptional content. There’s no doubt that “Loki” will follow the same suit with a distinct genre. Though much hasn’t been spilt yet, the trailers clearly reveal that we’ll be taken on a time-travelling adventure. While we are yet to discover the prime villain of the series, new theories have emerged about the same. Marvel fans must not be surprised with the time travel shenanigan in mind if an old character is revived. This possibility also includes previous villains who have already rocked the MCU boat in the past.
Find out the 10 Marvel villains that Loki can face in the upcoming series.
Doctor Doom is one of the most powerful and intimidating villains in Marvel Comics. His name falls amongst a few of the sinister characters who are eagerly awaited to appear in the movies. Finally bringing him into the cinematic universe will be a great move for the franchise. There is a high chance of his appearing given the introduction of time travel in the current phase. The God of Mischief gliding through time like this would have definitely caught Doctor Doom’s attention.
Red Skull was a strong foe of Captain America who appeared in “The First Avengers” but died too soon by the end of the movie. It wasn’t until “Avengers: Infinity War” that we discovered that Red Skull never perished but was transported to Vormir by the Space Stone. There, he was made the protector of the Soul Stone for decades- a punishment where he was close to power but couldn’t use it. His very presence in the Marvel Universe indicates that Red Skull may have a grand return. Could Loki’s Space Stone also bring him across Red Skull?
Our hair has turned grey waiting for X-Men mutants to make their debut in the MCU ever since Disney took over Fox Studios. While it is certain that mutants will find their way into this universe, not much has been revealed on the subject. However, we can’t help but wonder if the franchise will use Loki’s time and possible dimension travelling as an opportunity to bring the mutants. Speaking of mutants and villains, who is the most powerful and formidable foe of the X-Men? Magneto!
Kang The Conqueror
Theories regarding the latest MCU big bad have sparked the appearance of Kang the Conqueror, one of the greatest villains in the comic books. Even though he has no powers of his own, Kang’s genius mind and futuristic technology and army make him a formidable character. Someone as obsessed with time travel as Kang would have definitely noticed Loki’s major time-travel goof up.
Fans have really enjoyed watching the adventures of Norse Gods like Thor and Odin in the films. But wouldn’t you want to discover more pantheons like gods of Olympus from the books? There are numerous instances when Ares went against Hercules and the Avengers in the pages. Loki’s adventures could open the gates for more pantheons such as Ares.
“Thor: Ragnarok” is one of the best MCU movies to date. It made us laugh and also left our jaws dropped with a dangerous villain like Hela. Thor and Loki’s sister and Odin’s firstborn, Hela is fiercely powerful and nearly indestructible. She is the Goddess of Death who kinda made us run for our lives when she not only caught Thor’s Mjolnir but destroyed it without breaking a sweat. The only way to defeat her was Ragnarok, the end of Asgard. But Hela may have vanished and escaped in the last moment after Surtur’s rise. There are high chances of her resurfacing in the upcoming series.
Amora the Enchantress
We have come across many Marvel entities from Norse Mythology in the MCU movies. But there are more characters to be explored other than Thor, Odin, Heimdall, Sif, and Freya. One of the Norse names yet to appear is Amora the Enchantress who has given a hard time to The Avengers, Thor, and Loki on many occasions in the comic books. Even though Asgard was destroyed during the Ragnarok, we won’t be surprised if the sinister Amora managed to escape. Perhaps, she’ll finally prey on Loki this time.
Marvel Comics has its own variation of Walking Dead, Annihilus, a sinister villain no one wants to face. He is “The Living Death Who Walks” and resides in the Negative Zone. Since Loki is hopping from time to time, across dimensions, he may end up in Annihilus’ dimension and inadvertently provoke a war.
“The Incredible Hulk” was one of the earliest movies in the MCU, but replacing Edward Norton for Hulk with Mark Ruffalo wiped off many characters. Though we all love Mark’s Bruce Banner, fans have been eagerly waiting for some characters to re-emerge in the movies. One of the biggest entities we are awaiting is Abomination. Though a gigantic monster, this foe of Hulk has disappeared since the movie. Could the God of Mischief bring this monster back?
This Loki is yet to undergo the character development that his counterpart went through in the main universe. Since he had arrived directly from the Battle of New York, his “loyalties” may still lie with Thanos. While the other Loki was killed by Thanos for protecting Thor, this version may collude with the Mad Titan again if they cross paths during his time travel.