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Can We Expect Loki in Thor: Love and Thunder?

Marvel fans have gone fanatical since the first Thor: Love and Thunder teaser trailer was released. And it’s become even more dramatic, courtesy of the time-traveling adventures of Avengers: Endgame and Loki’s own universe travels in his ongoing Disney+ series. And the biggest question on everyone’s minds: Will Tom Hiddleston return as Loki in the film?

Loki’s previous appearances in MCU movies:

Tom Hiddleston, best-known for his role as Loki in the MCU.
Tom Hiddleston, best-known for his role as Loki in the MCU.

Loki is without a doubt one of the most popular villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The charming but dangerous trickster is depicted by the incredible Tom Hiddleston, and viewers just can’t get enough of his character. He has appeared in each of the previous three Thor films, as well as multiple Avengers films. In the past, the God of Mischief has acted as both an antagonist and a deceitful companion to his Norse god half-brother Thor, and his ethical allegiance has been known to change at a moment’s notice.

Will we get to see Loki in Thor: Love and Thunder?

Thanos killing Loki in Avengers: Infinity War.
Thanos killing Loki in Avengers: Infinity War.

Fans will undoubtedly recall the unfortunate event during first minutes of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos and the Black Order outmatch Thor and Loki after invading a ship full of Asgardian refugees in the quest for an Infinity Stone. Loki attempts one last effort to undermine Thanos by appearing to hand him the Space Stone while plotting his assassination. The Mad Titan, on the other hand, understands this and murders him immediately.

We know that Love and Thunder begins after Avengers: Endgame, where the Avengers resurrect everyone Thanos erased from existence. That did not include Loki, who was killed in a different way by Thanos. So, in terms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, Loki is dead heading into Love and Thunder. As a result, his chances of participating in the film are slim to none. In addition, Hiddleston revealed in an interview that the first three Thor films have already covered everything there is to know about the brothers’ bond.

The twist which can bring back Loki in Thor 4:

Cover poster of the Loki series on Disney +
Cover poster of the Loki series on Disney +

By removing Loki from his reality and sending him on a time-bending journey, the Disney+ series plays with parallel realms. Loki tracks down the Trickster God after he flees with the Cosmic Cube upon losing the Battle of New York in the first Avengers movie. Rather than succumbing to Thanos’ wrath, this Loki joins the Time Variance Authority. To cut a long tale short, time and space are utterly messed up now. Thus, this opens the door for some version of Loki to arrive in Love and Thunder.

Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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